The FDA, MHRA, EMA and other regulatory agencies routinely perform both announced and unannounced on-site clinical investigator inspections to determine if clinical investigators are conducting studies in compliance with regulatory requirements. Clinical investigators are required to permit inspectors to access, copy, and verify any records or reports made by the investigator during the trial. The purpose of an inspection is to verify the accuracy and reliability of data that has been submitted to the agency, and to provide real-time assessment of the investigator’s conduct of the trial to ensure human safety. If a clinical site fails inspection, several penalties’ can occur and may eventually lead to millions of dollars of fines, disbarment of an investigator, and even criminal charges.

Preparing for a clinical inspection involves making sure that all aspects of your clinical trials are up to code. This includes being able to provide all required documents that prove that your trial is GCP compliant.

The 3rd Annual Clinical Trials Inspection Readiness Summit is designed to evaluate the necessary steps that sponsoring companies must take in order to ensure that their clinical investigator sites remain compliant before and during an agency inspection to avoid serious fine and penalties. In addition, the importance of conducting internal audits and opening up the lines of communication between the investigators and the sponsoring company will also be explored, both locally and globally.


  1. Deep-dive analysis into regulatory criteria for remaining compliant for a clinical inspection
  2. Only conference in the industry that is exclusively GCP-focused rather than GMP regarding inspection preparation
  3. Provides industry leaders with proactive strategies shared through case studies designed to prepare their investigators for an inspection throughout an entire clinical trial
  4. Learn from industry professionals on how they prepare for a clinical inspection
  5. CROs will share procedural tips on how to prepare sites for auditors


“A lot of learning based on presenter and peer experience…” – Lead Advisor, ASTRAZENECA 

“Great-speakers were excellent!” – Director Clinops, TARSA

“Information was very well presented and valuable” – Sr. training Specialist, JANSSEN

“…presentations were relevant and sufficiently detail appropriate for an experienced audience” – Deputy Director, SANOFI

“This has been the best conference I have ever attended. The speakers have all been great and the use of humor in several presentations is a welcome relief to information that is often tedious.” – CCRP, MAYO CLINIC

“Very effective, well delineated” – VP BD, PHLEXGLOBAL 

“Perfect size, good location, good content” – Principal, ALPHA PRIME CONSULTING

Who Should Attend

C-Level, Vice President, Director, and Manager level executives from pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies, and CROs in the following areas:

  • Clinical Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Quality Control
  • Clinical Quality Compliance
  • Global Compliance
  • Global Quality Management
  • Clinical Operations & Affairs
  • Clinical Monitoring
  • Clinical Research
  • Safety & Risk Management/Operations
  • Auditing
  • Clinical Project Management
  • Trial Master Files
  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Development
  • Clinical Document Coordinator
  • Clinical Site Management
  • Global Regulatory Affairs

This conference is also relevant to clinical QA/compliance professionals involved with:

  • CROs
  • IRBs
  • Investigative Sites
  • Data Management/Computer Software
  • Consulting Firms