Event Date/Time: May 16, 2011 End Date/Time: May 17, 2011
Registration Date: May 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Feb 21, 2011
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Announcing SMi's 5th annual Clinical Trial Logistics conference...
16th and 17th May 2011
Central London, UK

It currently costs just over £500 million ($800 million) to bring a new chemical to market and development timelines continue to fall in the 10-15 year range. A key reason for high R&D costs is due to logistical failures including failure to recruit patients on time. A way to avoid this is to move clinical trials to emerging markets such as Asia, India and Central and Eastern Europe. However by moving clinical trials to these regions other logistical problems emerge such as regulation, customs, poor infrastructure etc.

This conference will provide an update on logistical issues in traditional markets, such as Western Europe and North America as well as providing a focused update on the experiences of pharma companies that are moving their operations to emerging markets.

Key topics at the 2011 conference will include:

Forecasting and Planning
Challenges of a Globalised Trial Industry
The Element of Risk
Special Cases: Biologicals, Temperature Control and Adaptive Trials
Staffing and Training
Successfully managing pharma-CRO partnerships to expedite logistical operations

Our expert speaker line-up also includes:

We are pleased to announce our speaker faculty so far...

Vladimir Anisimov, Senior Director, Research Statistics Unit, GlaxoSmithKline
Natalia Olesnicky, Clinical Research Scientist, Celgene
Nitin Pathak, Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer
Tony Wright, Managing Director, Exelsius
Sharon Frimster, VP Regulatory, Pharmaceutical and Business Operations, Antisoma
Bent Christensen, Team Leader Clinical Supplies Packaging, Novo Nordisk
Stephen Mitchell, QA Manager, Quality & Compliance, Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline
Evelyn Edwards, Clinical Supplies Manager, Antisoma
Jon Golightly, Senior Clinical Supplies Co-ordinator, AstraZeneca
Eric Bergmann, Director of Clinical Logistics and Distribution, Johnson & Johnson
Beatrice Basso, Supply Team Head, Novartis
Senior Representative, Marken


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Additional Information

For more information please visit: http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2011logistics-london7.asp Or contact: Andrew Gibbon Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6156 Email: agibbon@smi-online.co.uk