Clinical Study Teamwork: Connecting Patients and Innovation

2nd Annual Clinical Study Teamwork:

November 19 - 20, 2015

Embassy Suites

Cary, North Carolina


Not Losing Sight of Sites:
A Systems Approach to Align Professionalism and Sustainability

Greg Koski

Greg Koski, PhD, MD, Co-founder & CEO
ACRES (Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence & Safety)


iiBIG’s Clinical Study Teamwork: Connecting Patients and Innovation conference brings together key professionals in clinical research who will share their experiences and insights in order to enhance the clinical operations learning experience for participants. This convenient and time-efficient 1 ½ day format located in the Raleigh-Durham/RTP area will present sessions that address the challenges you need to overcome in order bring innovative health products and patients together. The objective of iiBIG’s 2nd Annual Teamwork conference is to build more effective and collaborate partnerships through knowledge sharing and the exchange of innovative ideas in clinical operations. Continuing education credits (ANCC-approved CNEs) will be available to nurses who complete this conference.

At the Teamwork conference, experts will present their empirical findings and best practice outcomes related to clinical operations. In the end, attendees will gain important take-aways for the improvement and development of current and new clinical operation strategies. Participants will investigate a range of critical issues, including discussion of patient involvement in medical innovation, and the clinical research models needed to develop more varied types of products under heavier regulatory scrutiny than ever before. Finally, this event will be the main platform for all participants to build constructive networks and collaborative research and development connections worldwide.

Register before September 30th and save up to $400!

Event Details
What: 2nd Annual Clinical Study Teamwork
Why: Connecting Patients and Innovation
Where: Embassy Suites
Cary, North Carolina

Program Content

The conference will consist of two plenary sessions and 14 individual break-away sessions in two concurrent tracks:

Track A: Patient Recruitment Pathways:
Working effectively with patient advocates and the public to bring patients into the product development program.

  • Connecting with Study Participant Altruism
  • An IRB Takes on Patient Recruitment in the 21st Century
  • Paid Social Media Advertising: Real Success from a Real Site
  • Using Patient Satisfaction Surveys to Design a Better Study Experience
  • Becoming a Leader in Pharma Connection to Patients
  • Voice of the Patient: Social Media Listening
  • Right to Try, Cannabis, Etc.: Keeping Patients Engaged in Comparative Studies When There are Open Label Options
  • The Community as Research Subject: Registries

Track B: Effective Strategies for Product Development:
How product innovators, CROs and other vendors can work together to collect the clinical data needed for success.

  • Designing Research Programs: Goals, Blinding
  • Developing Devices and Diagnostics: HIPAA Compliance
  • All Things Adaptive: Sample Sizes, Risk-based Monitoring
  • Partnering with Major Medical Centers
  • Retrospective Studies: How to work with HIPAA, How to Succeed with CMS
  • Real Time Study Data
  • Success with Community-based Research Sites
  • Special Issues for Virtual Companies

Benefits of Attending

  • Boot-camp Style Format: One and one-half day program provides attendees with valuable, take-home information that is actionable from day-one.

  • CNE Credits: Arrangements are bing made for this conference to be pre-qualified for up to 8.5 ANCC-approved CNE credits for nurses who attend this event. (An optional application fee of $95 and completion of post-conference course evaluation questionnaire is required)

  • Time-Effective: Maximum one-night stay over: No need to travel to expensive venues and spend multiple nights and money on-the-road.

  • Cost-Effective: More for less: Registration pricing for attendees is lower by far than most comparable conferences.

  • Networking with the Best: Held in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), home to one of the largest geographical concentrations of clinical research professionals from leading academic sites, CROs, and other entrepreneurial clinical research companies.

  • Easy-to-get-to: The Raleigh-Durham airport is accessible by non-stop air travel from over 18 major cities throughout the United States. (See VENUE page for list of major cities with non-stop flights to Raleigh-Durham airport. The conference hotel is less than 15 minutes from the airport.

Who Will Attend?

Global clinical research leaders in pharma, biotech, medical device, for-profit and non-profit hospitals, public and private academic sites, independent research sites, CROs, IRBs and others involved in:

  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Drug Development
  • Financial Management
  • Business Development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Site Management
  • Contracts/Budgeting
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Operations
  • Patient Recruitment
  • Patient Advocacy

Past Attendees

Thousands of clinical research professionals have participated in clinical research conferences produced or co-produced by iiBIG since 2007. Registration to this event is strictly limited to the first 300 who register – so register now while space is still available and join your colleagues and peers: clinical research professionals dedicated to improving their skills and saving lives!

View a representative list of professionals who have attended previous iiBIG-presented and co-presented clinical research events at: PAST ATTENDEES


Registration and Pricing

Vendors Rate

(For employees and owners of Suppliers,
Vendors & Technology or Legal/Regulatory
Solution providers and Consultants)

Early Bird Register on or BEFORE September 30, 2015 $1,295
Standard Rate Register on or AFTER October 1, 2015$1,695
Group Rate Register Group of 3 or More$995

First twenty government registrants are complimentary.

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Operations Rate

(For employees of Sponsor,
Site, Academic and Regulatory

Early Bird Register on or BEFORE September 30, 2015 $795
Standard Rate Register on or AFTER October 1, 2015$1,195
Group Rate Register Group of 3 or More$695

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NC Rate*

(For employees of any vendor or
operations organization based
in North Carolina)

Early Bird Register on or BEFORE September 30, 2015 $595
Standard Rate Register on or AFTER October 1, 2015$695
Group Rate Register Group of 3 or More$495

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OPTIONAL CNE FEE: (For nurses who wish to apply for ANCC-approved CNE credits) $95 (Per application)
All registrations are subject to review and approval.

*SPECIAL RATES FOR NORTH CAROLINA-BASED CLINICAL RESEARCH PROFESSIONALS: Under the direction of RTP-based Mary K.D. D’Rozario, MSCR, CCRA – iiBIG’s Program Director, and Owner of Clinical Research Performance, Inc. – this conference will be the second in a series of time-efficient, 1½ day events to be offered in the RTP area by iiBIG. Following our successful inaugural event in 2014, and given RTP’s significant role in the clinical research industry – home to pharma start-ups, CROs, entrepreneurial companies and leading public and private academic trial sites – iiBIG will now offer Teamwork in RTP as an annual event. To serve this unique community even better, registration fees for all North Carolina-based clinical research professionals – vendors and operations organizations alike – will be fixed at only $695 per person (or $595 if registered as a group of three (3) or more).

Get Involved

Speaking Opportunities:

This conference is organized by Mary D’Rozario, MSCR, CCRA, iiBIG’s EVP of Clinical Research Programs and Owner of RTP-based Clinical Research Performance, Inc. To apply to join our faculty, go to: JOIN OUR FACULTY and tell us about yourself and the topic or topics on which you would like to contribute as a member of our faculty. For more info, contact our program organizer:

Mary K.D. D’Rozario, MSCR, CCRP, RAC, CCRA,
EVP, Clinical Research Programs, iiBIG

Phone: 919-890-5513 | Email:

Business Development & Co-Branding Opportunities:

iiBIG is pleased to partner with clinical research media outlets and solution providers that serve clinical trial operations professionals. In addition to leveraging co-branding opportunities through event partnerships, service providers have the opportunity to build relationships with decision-makers affiliated with existing and potentially new business partners. Conference sponsors who confirm early may also contribute expertise and intellectual content to the program with a high-profile role on our executive speaking faculty (on a space- and topic-available basis). For more info, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2521 • Email:

About iiBIG

The International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC (iiBIG) is an independent, B2B conference boutique dedicated to organizing business-to-business conferences and seminars for business executives in the life sciences, financial services and investment, and cloud technology sectors. For a complete listing of upcoming events, go to:

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conferences. Upon request conference attendees will be provided with a “Certificate of Attendance” and a copy of the conference agenda, showing topics, length of sessions, and name(s) and professional affiliation(s) of presenter(s) for each session. Attendees wishing to apply for continuing education credits for attending this conference may submit this documentation to the relevant organization in his/her state when applying for such credits.

International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


Conference Venue Information

Embassy Suites

Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle East
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd.
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 919-677-1840


iiBIG has made arrangements for a block of sleeping rooms at Embassy Suites for conference attendees at the reduced rate of $159.00 (plus tax) per night. To take advantage of this discounted rate you must make your reservations no later than Friday, October 30, 2015 as the discounted room block rate will expire on this date.

To make reservations, please call 919-677-1840 or reserve online.

Traveling to Raleigh/Durham/RTP

Raleigh/Durham/RTP is easy to get to! Most major cities in the United States provide multiple daily non-stop service to the Raleigh-Durham airport. And the conference venue is located a short 15-minute taxi ride from the airport.

Cities & Airlines with Non-Stop Service to Raleigh Durham, NC:

  • Atlanta – Delta/AirTran
  • Baltimore/Washington – American/Delta/AirTran
  • Boston – Jet Blue/Delta
  • Chicago - United/American
  • Cincinnati – Delta
  • Cleveland - Delta
  • Dallas – American
  • Houston – United
  • Indianapolis – Delta
  • Los Angeles – Delta/American/Alaska Air
  • Miami – American
  • New York – American/United
  • Newark – United
  • Orlando – Delta/Air Tran
  • Philadelphia – USAir/United
  • San Francisco – United
  • Tampa – Delta/AirTran
  • Washington Reagan – American/Delta

Cities & Airlines with Non-Stop Service to Raleigh Durham, NC:

  • Austin
  • Denver
  • Madison
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • Phoenix
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • Seattle
  • St Louis