Clinical Research Innovations, Global Strategies, More at CenterWatch's Forum on Optimizing Clinical Research Performance

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On September 15-16th in Boston, CenterWatch and iiBIG will introduce the 2nd Annual Forum on Optimizing Clinical Research Performance featuring more than 30 thought-leaders at the forefront of driving change across the global clinical research landscape. The agenda includes plenary and break-out sessions specifically designed for an audience of senior-level clinical research professionals from pharma, biotech, CROs, investigative sites, and others in the clinical research space.

One of the key features of this year's conference is the strategically positioned break-out tracks focused on "Innovations and Global Strategies Across the Clinical Research Enterprise" to drive actionable discussions on key emerging trends.

Sessions will cover engaging patients via data sharing, patient recruitment strategies, the future of the community-based site, credentialing principal investigators (PIs), utilizing metrics in CRO/Site Relationships, a case study in the execution of an adaptive trial design, clinical research globalization, and bringing clinical research into the next decade.

Track presenters include: BBK Worldwide, Shire, WIRB-Copernicus Group, ClinEdge, PMG Research, Parexel, Langland, Quorum Review IRB, Clinical Research of South Florida, ACRP, The Avoca Group, Quintiles, Aptiv Solutions, Purdue Pharma, Roche, and MedPoint Digital.

The conference will also feature two powerful opening and closing plenaries: 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 Mark Weiner, M.D., a board-certified neurologist who self-diagnosed his brain cancer, will chronicle his journey in his closing presentation "When Doctor Becomes Patient."

Early conference sponsors and exhibitors include: Aspire IRB, Benchmark Research, ClinEdge, CFS Clinical, DrugDev, HealthCarePoint, MedPoint Digital, and Quorum IRB.

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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 for decision-makers in the healthcare, technology, and financial services sectors.

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. For more information, please visit:

About iiBIG

iiBIG (International Institute for Business Information & Growth) is an unbiased, independent company dedicated to organizing business-to-business conferences and seminars for senior-level business executives. We provide learning and networking settings for some of the business community's BIGgest thinkers – those who occupy the highest levels in their companies and organizations. Our events focus on the most pressing and timely issues facing decision-makers in today's global economy. For more information, please visit:

CONTACT: Don Buford Chief Executive Officer iiBIG (International Institute for Business Information & Growth) Phone: 212-300-2521 E-mail:

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