Upper Midwest Chapter: Collaborating for Success: Sites, CRO's & Sponsors

When:  Apr 19, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 06:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  ACRP Upper Midwest Chapter

Upper Midwest Chapter: Collaborating for Success: Sites, CRO's & Sponsors 

This is an in-person event sponsored by Veeva.

Event Description:

How can sites, sponsors, and CROs collaborate to address common challenges encountered during feasibility, implementing sponsor-delivered technologies, and negotiating budgets? Join us for a lively discussion and we dig into these three topics with panels of experts from sites, sponsors, and CROs. Participants should walk away with a deeper understanding of the other parties' perspectives and tools to navigate these relationships.

Event Agenda

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Improving Site-Sponsor Relationship During Feasibility
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Sponsor Delivered Technology for Sites - Challenges, Best Practices and Wins
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Break
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Breaking Down Barriers in Budget and Contract Negotiation
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Happy Hour

Event Learning Objectives:

Feasibility Panel

  1. Understand the most common challenges during feasibility, and how these challenges impact sites, CROs and sponsors.
  2. Learn about tools and processes sites have used to address common challenges
  3. Develop best practices for effective site and sponsor collaboration during feasibility to foster stronger site, CRO and sponsor relationships

Technology Panel

  1. Understand the purpose and potential impact of sponsored-delivered technologies.
  2. Describe challenges encountered when implementing sponsored-delivered technologies.
  3. Develop best practices for deciding when to use sponsor-delivered technologies versus using a site technology.
  4. Identify what sites want sponsors to consider when selecting site technologies

Budgets & Contracts Panel

  1. Understand the importance of budgets and payment terms in clinical research and their impact on site operations and study success.
  2. Identify common challenges and pitfalls in the negotiation and management of clinical research budgets and payment terms.
  3. Develop strategies for effective negotiation, compliance, and transparency in the management of clinical research budgets.

Registration & Contact Hour Information:


This event will offer 4 contact hours. Please register by April 10, 2024 and claim your contact hours before May 19, 2024.

  • Chapter Member (registration with or without contact hours): $25
  • ACRP Member (registration only): $30
  • ACRP Member (registration + contact hours): $55
  • Non-Member (registration only): $35
  • Non-Member (registration + contact hours): $75

To receive contact hours: Purchase the contact hours and attend the program. After attending the event, log on to the ACRP website and visit learning.acrpnet.org, click “GO TO MY COURSE”. Select your event, confirm attendance and take the event evaluation between 1 and 30 days following the event and obtain the online certificate." After 30 days, contact hours are no longer available.

Refund Policy: None


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