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LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/8/2014) – Port Washington, NY, April 8, 2014 – CenterWatch and iiBIG are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Forum on Optimizing Clinical Research Performance, being held September 15-16, 2014, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Mass. Organized in a new day-and-a-half format, the conference will feature more than 30 thought-leaders at the forefront of driving change across the global clinical research landscape. 

The conference will feature two keynote presentations: Kenneth I. Kaitin, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Tufts CSDD; Tufts University School of Medicine, will open the conference with “Deconstructing the Drug Development Process: Past Performance and Future Trends,” and Ken Getz, Founder and Owner, CenterWatch; Director of Sponsored Research Programs, Tufts CSDD; Chairman, CISCRP, will present on “Insights in Patient Engagement: Key Issues and Trends” on the second day of the forum. The conference will conclude with a powerful closing plenary from Mark Weiner, M.D., a board-certified neurologist who self-diagnosed his brain cancer and will chronicle his journey in the presentation “When Doctor Becomes Patient.”
    
Preliminary speaking faculty includes representatives from Amgen; Aptiv Solutions; CDISC; ClinEdge; Clinical Research of South Florida; CORE/Benchmark Research; DrugDev; Edgemont Capital Partners; Endo Pharmaceuticals; Fairmount Partners; First Analysis; Parexel; PHT Corporation; PMG Research; Roche/Genentech; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey; Veeva Systems; and many more.

Early conference sponsors include: Aspire IRB, Benchmark Research, BRANY, Quorum IRB, CFS Clinical and DrugDev.

Agenda topics include progressive solutions driving clinical research performance improvement, secrets of today’s best performing drug developers, how private equity is affecting CRO/site consolidation, e-clinical technologies transforming drug development, and more.

The Forum on Optimizing Clinical Research Performance is presented in partnership between CenterWatch, the global leader in providing timely and content-rich clinical research information and iiBIG, a leading presenter of professional B2B conferences.

About CenterWatch
Since 1994, CenterWatch has been the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from top sponsors and CROs to research sites and niche providers, as well as an engaged population of patients interested in clinical research and volunteering: http://www.centerwatch.com.

About iiBIG
iiBIG (International Institute for Business Information & Growth) organizes conferences for senior-level business executives: http://www.iibig.com.

Don Buford
Chief Executive Officer
iiBIG (International Institute for Business Information & Growth)
Phone: 212-300-2521
E-mail: donb@iibig.com 
http://www.iibig.com/CRAnnual

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