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Effectively Managing Vendor Oversight

2020 Dates TBC

It is essential for industry to employ efficient and accurate strategies for monitoring outsourced clinical trials to ensure they are being conducted to the high standards required for patient safety. If not done correctly pharma companies may receive warning letters from competent authorities. Companies should have robust structures in place for successful vendor selection, contract design, quality monitoring and risk minimisation when outsourcing clinical trials to remain compliant. 
Using a combination of theory and practical examples, this interactive 2-day course will provide a crucial overview of your responsibilities as a sponsor, giving you the knowledge you need to ensure quality oversight. You will learn the key skills and competencies required to effectively manage your trials such as project management, stakeholder management, vendor oversight and management, and monitoring strategies.  

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  • Get critical updates in regulatory expectations and requirements for vendor oversight
  • Determine critical success factors for selecting vendors and designing contracts
  • Discover key concepts for successful governance of oversight
  • Establish best practices for monitoring and implementing quality metrics
  • Implement time-saving project management strategies to ensure cost-effective vendor oversight
  • Learn from real life case studies: Discover when and why warning letters have been received in the past
  • Benefit from interactive practical exercises, designed specifically to enhance your oversight strategies

All professionals who are involved in vendor oversight will benefit from this course, including:

  • Clinical Outsourcing
  • Contracts and Outsourcing
  • Clinical Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Quality Control
  • Clinical Operations
  • Vendor Management
  • Global QA/Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs

John Shillingford, PhD, is an independent consultant whose career in both the Pharmaceutical and CRO industries has stretched over 30 years.  His wide experience of drug development in Europe and the USA has been acquired during the management of both clinical and data operations for major global programs. A major focus has been to successfully commence and manage operations in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and integrate these research units into global operations.

We're looking forward to welcoming our attendees and expert course leaders at Effectively Managing Vendor Oversight in London in June.

Our number one priority is the safety of our delegates and colleagues, and there are always measures in place at our venues to safeguard your health and safety. There are extra measures in place for 2020 in light of developments with COVID-19.

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The trainer has a wealth of knowledge and generously shared it with the participants. This training gave me a lot of ideas how to improve the vendor oversight in my company.

Senior Manager, Astellas

The practical insight on how CROs work in this course was excellent.



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