News | December 5, 2016

Life Science Leader And ClinicalLeader.com Announce New Forum For Small To Mid-Sized Pharma And Biotech Companies

Life Science Leader and ClinicalLeader.com are excited to introduce Clinical Leader Forum, a new conference tailored just for executives at pharma and biotech sponsor companies that rely on contract research organizations for clinical trials. The inaugural event is scheduled for May 10 through 11 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue.

“Having attended many clinical shows and conferences, I feel the major challenges and concerns of smaller- to mid-sized companies are not adequately addressed,” says Ed Miseta, chief editor for Clinical Leader.

“This leaves many executives left out of the discussion. While large companies focus on topics such as RBM, adaptive trials, and big data, smaller firms are still struggling with the basics of how to select a CRO, manage their sites, price their trial, and get quality and timeliness from study partners. This conference will present actionable information on those topics to help companies be more successful in conducting their clinical trials.”

The event will include 12 sessions loaded with takeaways to improve outsourced trial outcomes, 25+ speakers with real experience at small and mid-sized sponsor companies, a keynote on the controversial rise and fall of Scios and its heart failure drug, Nesiritide, an intimate exhibition space for meeting-and-greeting 30+ potential CRO partners, and plenty of opportunities to network. “I love your approach to the conference. All companies, big and small, have much we can learn from each other,” says Stephanie Petrone, executive director of medical operations, Novartis.

Confirmed speakers include:
Stephanie Petrone, Executive Director Medical Operations | Novartis
Deirdre BeVard, VP Development Operations | Nektar
Elizabeth Garner, CMO & SVP Clinical Development | Agile Therapeutics
Gur Roshwalb, CEO | Akari Therapeutics
Karen Brooks, Sr. Director Clinical Operations | Adare Pharmaceuticals
Fabian Sandoval, CEO & Research Director| Emerson Clinical Research Inst.
David Slade, US Asthma & Biologics Lead | GSK
Michael Harte, President | The Harte Group
Beth Harper, President | Clinical Performance Partners
Roger Mills, Senior Director, Clinical Lead (Retired) | Janssen
Darlene Panzitta, President & Founder | DSP Clinical Research
Ramon Mohanlal, CMO | BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals
Peter Benton, President & COO | Worldwide Clinical Trials
Christine Pierre, Founder & President | SCRS

About Clinical Leader Forum
Clinical Leader Forum is all about sponsor-CRO partnerships and the issues that matter most to executives at small and mid-sized sponsor companies (or anyone who outsources). The program is tailored just for executives at sponsor companies that rely on CROs for clinical trials.

About Clinical Leader
Clinical Leader streamline all aspects of preclinical and clinical research by providing trial sponsors and leading service providers with valuable information on this ever changing market. If you work at a pharma or biopharma company or for a contract outsourcing provider and are seeking information on the latest trends and products to improve productivity and trial results, Clinical Leader can provide you with articles, white papers, and case studies to help you tackle your challenges.

About Life Science Leader
Life Science Leader means interesting and in-depth stories on the people, ideas, and technologies disrupting the industry. We publish more candid interviews from the top-tier of the life science business than any other publication. From start-ups to M&As, patents to the biologics tidal wave, insourcing to outsourcing — there’s something to interest everyone in Life Science Leader.

SOURCE: Clinical Leader Forum