Site Selection, Activation & Communication

The selection and evaluation of clinical sites and investigators is critical for the successful completion of clinical trials within budget and timelines. The site selection process and the sponsor-site-investigator relationship are key areas of opportunity in accelerating the drug development process while generating high quality data.

Site selection is a key decision that needs to be made considering both obvious and underlying challenges while realizing the opportunities for improving efficiency. Some related areas of consideration include patient recruitment and retention; the growing scarcity of experienced investigators who bring relevant experience to your trial; more efficient budgeting processes; quicker start-up processes; the increased competition among sponsors for sites, patients and experienced investigators; increased globalization of trials and key players; FDA and international regulations, etc.

A key underlying factor contributing to these challenges is communication at various levels. There is a need for more specified communication between sponsors and sites to ensure each understands and is able to deliver on the trials’ needs and is aware of the long-term level of commitment. A mutual understanding of frequency and methods of communication is necessary so that sites, sponsors and investigators are clear on what to expect and when. Finally, a more standardized system of ongoing communication between sponsors, sites and investigators is necessary to proactively address concerns.

While most conferences remain focused on only one or two aspects of sponsor and site relationships, this conference takes an in-depth look at specific steps and a critical analysis of existing practices, challenges and opportunity to formulate a more solid partnership between sponsors, sites and investigators.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Who Should Attend

This event is specifically designed for c-levels, department heads, vice presidents, directors and managers at pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies from the following departments:

• Site Selection
• Site Management
• Global Site Management
• Site Procurement
• Investigator Relations
• Clinical Research
• Clinical Operations
• Patient Recruitment
• Clinical Research Associates
• Clinical Quality Assurance
• Clinical Project Managers
• Clinical Study Managers
• Clinical Trials
• Medical Affairs
• Regulatory Affairs

This conference is also of interest to:

• Contract Research Organizations
• Technology Vendors
• Regulatory Agencies
• Consultants
• Law Firms