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CHI’s 9th Annual Clinical Trial Innovation Summit

April 6-8, 2020  |  Cambridge, MA

From the producers of SCOPE: Summit for Clinical Ops Executives, is CHI’s 9th Annual Clinical Trial Innovation Summit to be held on April 6-8, 2020, in Cambridge, MA. Hear from clinical ops leaders & clinical research innovators from pharma, biotech and academia for the perfect blend of high-quality presentations and intimate networking. Through case studies, workshops, panel & roundtable breakout discussions and an active exhibit hall, the summit delivers the real-world experiences and best practices needed to optimize clinical trial innovation, planning and management.


Join Avoca for the following session:

PANEL DISCUSSION: Effective Contracting as a Vehicle to Increase Quality and Mitigate Risk

Clinical trials rely on vendors and partners to carry out numerous tasks – something that comes with an inherent risk. This panel will discuss the latest trends in vendor oversight and contracting and how to mitigate risk and build in quality-by-design with vendors and partners using effective contracting strategies. Panelists will discuss the pros and cons of common oversight and risk mitigation approaches supported by effective contracting, including quality agreements, metrics, and incentive/penalty clauses, as well as the impact these have on the contracts process and downstream clinical operations.

Moderator: Dennis Salotti, MS, MBA, CCRA, Chief Operating Officer, The Avoca Group


  • Bella Sessoms, MPH, Director, Portfolio Sourcing Management, Portfolio Sourcing and Relationship Management, Astellas Pharma Global Development
  • Chuck Bradley, Vice President, Clinical Development, FibroGen, Inc.
  • Jay Zinni, Director, R&D Procurement, Incyte