*NEW FOR 2018* 


Over recent years, there has been increased discussion about the challenges facing pharma and biotech clinical trials. With only 32% of drugs making it through to Phase III trials, and 10% making it to market, it is vital that the industry focuses on new ways to increase this success rate.  

That is why we have created an event that breaks down the silos of clinical trial development. Bringing together 30+ speakers from pharma, biotech, CROs and technology innovators , the clinical trials event will aim to help tackle the challenges around clinical trials, such as: Data and Analytics, Patient Recruitment, Planning and Trial Design, Site Selection and Management and much more.  

Part of the Festival of Biologics that brings together 4 co-located conferences (the European Antibody Congress, the World Immunotherapy Congress, the World Biosimilar Congress and the HPAPI World Congress) , you’ll have the opportunity to network with 300+ speakers, 80 sponsors and exhibitors and 1,000 attendees.

Join us at the Basel Congress Centre this October 29th - 31st and help shape the future of clinical research, outsourcing and partnering strategies. 




Key Topics:

  • Clinical outsourcing 
  • Data and analytics 
  • Patient recruitment and retention
  • Planning and trial design
  • Site selection and monitoring
  • Innovative technologies
  • Patient centricity and involvement 
  • Clinical supply chain and logistics

Early Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andy Lee , Head of Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck
  • Stephen Nabarro , Head Clinical Ops and data, Cancer Research UK 
  • Jonathan Sheffield , CEO, NIHR
  • Jim Kremidas , Director, Association of Clinical Research Professionals 
  • Eileen Dergarabetian , Head of Medical Information and Engagement, Novartis
  • Joana Claverol , Clinical Research Unit Manager, Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona Children's Hospital, Research Foundation
  • Suvodip Shaw , Global Central Monitoring Operations Manager, Novartis
  • Lawrence Petalidis , Head of Innovation and Impact, NHS CW+
  • Amal Masalmeh , Sr Clinical Research Associate, Novartis 
  • Francis Crawley , Exec Director, Good Clinical Practice Alliance
  • Tianbo Xu , Research Associate, UCL

Why you should attend:

  • Learn  multi-vendor management strategies from 30+ speakers
  • Analyse and compare  partnering models and find the one which suits your trial
  • Discover  how to maintain quality in clinical trials
  • Network  with 100+ pioneers, influencers and innovators I clinical operations and return to your company with new ideas and relationships 
  • Rub shoulders  with 1000 experts at the Festival of Biologics 

Who attends?

Heads of:

  • Clinical Innovation
  • Clinical Operations 
  • Strategic Partnering
  • External Alliance Directors
  • Clinical R&D
  • Clinical information Science
  • Data and Analytics 




There are two parts to the Festival of Biologics: the five world-class international conferences covering Antibodies, Immunotherapy, BioSimilars, Clinical Trials, and High Potency APIs; and an exhibition featuring the most exciting technology and solutions for pharma and biotech. There is a registration fee to attend the conferences. To visit the exhibition is free.

Conference 29 - 31 October • Exhibition & Seminars 29 - 31 October 

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