Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fifth Annual

Clinical Trial Forecasting and Budgeting 

Creating Realistic Budgets and Minimizing Financial Risk
February 24-25, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, FL 

With the rise in clinical trial costs and industry pressure towards greater efficiency, the need for accurate trial forecasting and budgeting is vital. Better financial planning, budgeting and communication can reduce the burden of cost and resource pressures leading to more efficient trials. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fifth Annual “Clinical Trial Forecasting and Budgeting” conference shares best practices and case studies on methods and tools to creating realistic budgets and minimizing financial risks.


Ensuring Accurate Trial Budgeting and Forecasting 

The Application of Financial Engineering Principles to Improve the Fidelity and Accuracy of Clinical Trial Forecasting and Budgeting 

Kailash Swarna, Senior Director, Global Development Operations, Takeda Pharmaceuticals 

Financial Accruals: What It Is, Why It's Essential for Accurate Budgeting, and How to Do It 

Chris Chan, Senior Director, R&D Finance, Finance, FibroGen, Inc. 

Simplifying Accruals for Clinical Trials: Bayer Case Study

Piet Theisohn, Director, Resource Management & Business Support, Global Clinical Development, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals

Clinical Trial Financial Planning in a Dynamic Portfolio 

Daniel Matarazzo, Head of Finance, Clinical Development & Regulatory Affairs, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals


Novel Methods to Minimizing Study Costs 

Co-Presentation: Optimize Protocol Design: A Path to Efficient, Lower Cost Trial Execution 

Marina Malikova, Ph.D., Executive Director, Surgical Translational Research: Operations and Compliance, Surgery, Boston University Medical Center  

Speaker to be Announced, Boston University Medical Center  


Managing Budget Issues across Project Teams 

Changing the Change Order Paradigm  

John Hogan, Director, Project Management, Harvard Clinical Research Institute  



2015 Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) Conference at a Glance Large 

SCOPE 2014 Wrap-Up
Held February 4-6, 2014, in Miami, Florida, the 5th Annual SCOPE Summit gathered more than 700 industry leaders, an attendance increase of 18% from 2013, for three stimulating days of in-depth discussions covering important issues in clinical trial planning and management. With 11 different conference tracks, a Clinical Informatics News Best Practices Awards and two plenary keynote sessions, SCOPE offered advances and innovative solutions in all aspects of clinical trial management and operations, including Data Integration, Feasibility, Site Selection and Management, Recruitment and Retention, Social Media and Mobile Tech, Project Management, Forecasting, Aggregate Spend Compliance, Post-Marketing Studies, and Sample Logistics. The impressive executive audience at SCOPE came together for invaluable networking opportunities with more than 70% of the attendees titled as Executives from leading Pharma (16%), CRO (32%), and Biotech companies (26%). Industry leaders and key decision makers representing 16 different countries and more than 350 unique organizations shared case studies, collaborated on best practices and provided unique perspectives on poignant issues that the field currently faces.

For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact:
Lee Yuan
Associate Conference Producer
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5404

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Ilana Quigley
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5457

For media and association partnerships, please contact:
Rich Handy
Senior Director, Marketing
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5456

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Founded in 1992, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) ( is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organizations. Delivering an assortment of resources such as events, reports, publications and eNewsletters, CHI's portfolio of products include Cambridge Healthtech Institute Events, Pharmaceutical Strategy Series, Barnett International, Insight Pharma Reports, Marketing Services, and Cambridge Healthtech Media Group.


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