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Wednesday, June 21 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
#381: Maximizing Success in Partner Collaborations

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000210; RN 1.25

Clinical research is an inherently collaborative enterprise, but competing objectives and priorities between stakeholders (e.g., CROs, government sponsors, pharmaceutical companies, research sites) can hinder innovation and progress within the industry. Being responsive to stakeholder’s needs is critical to research success, but how do we make progress when priorities seem to conflict with each other? Careful planning and strategic focus are imperative to successfully negotiate the needs of all stakeholders. This session will explore how this can be achieved using case studies from three different types of organizations.

Learning Objectives

Identify the perspectives and priorities of different clinical research entities, including CROs, government sponsors, voluntary health organizations, and pharmaceutical companies; Describe challenges resulting from these differences and identify potential solutions; Discuss success factors for implementing solutions to collaboration challenges across different clinical research entities.


Shann Williams, PMP


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Len Rosenberg, PhD, RPh

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Charles Raymond, MBA


Shann Williams

Senior Director, Operations, Rho, Inc.
Shann Williams, PMP, Sr. Director, Operations has over 10 years of experience managing clinical trials. She is currently a Director of Operations for the Statistical and Clinical Coordinating Center at Rho, Inc. funded out of the NIH-NIAID Division of Asthma, Immunology, and Transplantation... Read More →

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Charles Raymond

Manager, Commercial Affairs, ICON, plc.
Life Science Finance Professional with 10 plus years of industry experience spanning across Clinical and Device service providers with a recent focus on driving partnerships through Commercial and Operational excellence. Secured preferred provider status over the past 18 months with... Read More →

Len Rosenberg

Head, Clin Ops, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Dr. Rosenberg is Head, Clinical Operations at Beat AML, LLC, a division of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and also Managing Partner of eP2Consulting, Inc. since 2001. Dr. Rosenberg received his Ph.D., from the Kellogg Pharmaceutical Clinical Scientist Program, University of Minnesota... Read More →

Wednesday June 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
N426b McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616
  08: StratPlan-Exec-Partnershps, Session