Master Workshops

Sponsored by CSSi

Cracking the Code in Global Grant Payments – Stakeholder Perspectives
Going from Paperless to Getting Started
Metrics that Matter for Your Site’s Sustainability
Optimizing A Site’s Contribution to Reducing Delays in Clinical Trials
To Become a Rescue Site or Not? Sorting Out the Challenges and Opportunities to Make an Informed Decision


Cracking the Code in Global Grant Payments - Stakeholder Perspectives

Strong financial management is a key indicator to overall site satisfaction and as such, sites need well-defined budgets, flexible contracts, and timely and accurate payments with full visibility. Hear the reality of what works—and what doesn’t—on a global scale from a variety of stakeholders representing sites, sponsors, and CROs. You will learn firsthand how to gain a transparent, unified view of contract performance and financial management at the site level. You will also learn how to optimize overall financial control in a way that positively affects site negotiations, budget management, transparency reporting, compliance, and reconciliation and forecasting.

Jeannie Inge
Executive Director of PRA’s Site Commercial Solutions and Global Grants,
PRA Health Sciences

Going from Paperless to Getting Started

Whether you’re considering going paperless or have already started, one of the first considerations is whether to leverage an internal or vendor system. While both options will help you store and organize your electronic documents, each has its own advantages, limitations and long term risks.

Understand the differences between different electronic document management options, and explore best practices and considerations to help you decide which approach is best for your site. After attending this session, you’ll gain immediate and actionable take-aways to help you implement the right paperless process today.

Christopher Mickelson, RN, BSN, CCRP
President, J. Lewis

Rick Arlow
Founder & CEO, Complion

Metrics that Matter for Your Site's Sustainability

Undoubtedly, one of the hot industry buzzwords in the clinical trials sector is “metrics.” Applying the definition to our industry, ‘metrics’ would be defined as “a standard for measuring or evaluating clinical trial sites, especially one that uses figures or statistics.” Explore why metrics to evaluate a trial site’s effectiveness have become so critical (hint: it’s all about pressure to reduce clinical trial cycle time), which metrics are most valuable to sponsors and CROs, and how a site of any size can begin to start tracking and presenting these metrics to win more studies.

Barry Lake
CEO, Devana Solutions, LLC

Cindy Tremblay
GM & Director, Training & Development, Devana Solutions, LLC

Optimizing A Site's Contribution to Reducing Delays in Clinical Trials

Learn some strategies to solve the bottleneck of clinical trial conduction from feasibility to execution. Strategies include promoting open communication between the site and sponsor/CRO, stressing the importance of a single point of contact (SPOC) for feasibility to contracts, and following unified SOP/Quality Guidelines across a network.


To Become a Rescue Site or Not? Sorting Out the Challenges and Opportunities to Make an Informed Decision

To come to the rescue of a troubled study can be rewarding and ego-boosting experience. Knowing that you played a critical role as a site who can contribute to enrollment, quality data and answering the all-important research questions can be exhilarating and enhance your standing in the eyes of a sponsor or CRO. On the flip side, participating in a challenging trial where the fist (second or third!) batch of sites are struggling can lead to headaches, lost revenue and potentially a black mark against your site’s reputation.

This interactive program will explore the “who, what, where, when, why, how” of the decision-making considerations that all sites should undertake when being approached about becoming an add-on site. Participants will be able to compare and contrast their approaches and best practices with each other as well against as the results of a recent survey conducted by the facilitator.

Beth Harper, BS, MBA
President, Clinical Performance Partners, Inc.

Location: See Program for Room Location Date: October 6, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm