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iiBIG and CenterWatch Form Strategic Alliance

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iiBIG and CenterWatch have forged a strategic partnership to bring crucial and timely clinical research information to large-scale events and highly-focused regional meetings and workshops designed exclusively for clinical research professionals. The inaugural iiBIG/CenterWatch conference will be held May 19-21, 2013 in Boston, MA (http://www.iibig.com/CREast).

"We are extremely proud to be associated with CenterWatch," said Don Buford, CEO of iiBIG. "The CenterWatch team excels at bringing timely and mission-critical content to the community of clinical research professionals and with them, we look forward to providing a much higher level of service than ever before."

"By joining with iiBIG, CenterWatch is excited to be able to provide our usual strategic and high-quality content in the form of real-time, face-to-face conferences, seminars and meetings," said Ken Getz, founder and owner of CenterWatch. "We have been interested in adding conferences to our portfolio of information services for a long time, and we look forward to working with the conference professionals at iiBIG to make this a valuable and highly relevant event for clinical research professionals."

The event includes an exclusive CenterWatch-produced "conference-within-a-conference" entitled, "Strategic Site Forum: Leadership, Innovation & Solutions for Clinical Research Decision-Makers." In addition, there will be over 50 sessions in 3 tracks and 6 pre-conference workshops covering Business Administration of Clinical Research; Operational Implementation of Clinical Research; (including real-world Case Studies and Practical How-To's for Sponsors, Sites, CROs and Everyone In-Between); and Governmental Oversight and Regulatory "Must-Knows" including issues related to the FDA, Medicare, Medicaid, Subject Protection and more.

The conference will offer extended exhibit hall hours to provide networking and learning opportunities and 20+ continuing education hours (CNE, CME and others).

iiBIG (International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC) is a leader in organizing and marketing executive conferences and expos for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and clinical research communities. iiBIG has been providing learning, networking and business development opportunities for this sector – in the form of conferences and expos – since 2007. http://www.iibig.com

Since 1994, CenterWatch, has become 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. CenterWatch publishes The CenterWatch Monthly, a digital and print newsletter that is the go-to information source subscribed to by over 20,000 clinical research professionals.

"To add to the value of this unique program and connectivity with our broader portfolio of information services, our subscribers will receive significant registration discounts to attend," says Joan Chambers, COO of CenterWatch, "and for those conference attendees who are not already subscribers, we're offering subscription discounts." http://www.centerwatch.com

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CONTACT: 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/CREast

Source: iiBIG