iiBIG’s Clinical Study Teamwork: Building Effective Partnerships conference brings together key professionals in clinical research who will share their experiences and insights in order to enhance the clinical operations learning experience for attendees. This convenient and time-effective one and one-half day format located in the Raleigh-Durham/RTP area will present sessions that address the business challenges you need to overcome in order to build stronger processes and create long term success. The objective of iiBIG’s Clinical Study Teamwork conference is to build more effective and collaborate partnerships through knowledge sharing and the exchange of innovative ideas in Clinical Operations. Continuing education credits (CNE) will be available to conference participants.

At the Clinical Study Teamwork conference experts will present their empirical findings and best practice outcomes related to Clinical Operations. In the end, attendees will gain important take-aways for the improvement and development of current and new Clinical Operation Strategies. Participants will investigate a range of critical issues, including discussion of the risks involved in meeting timelines/deliverables and will survey the landscape of Risk Mitigation. Finally, this event will be the main platform for all participants to build constructive networks and collaborative research and development worldwide.

The conference will consist of 21 individual break-away sessions in three concurrent tracks:

  • Clinical Research Site Operations and Site Management: Training for CRAs, CRCs, and Investigators
  • Effective Strategies for Clinical Operations Teams
  • Sponsors & CROs: Training for Successful Partnerships

Under the direction of Kathy Lenhard, RN, iiBIG’s EVP of Clinical Programs, this conference will be the first in a series of time-efficient, one and one-half day events that iiBIG will offer regionally in locations with high-concentrations of clinical research professionals and studies. For example, future events are being planned for Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Nashville, and New Orleans. In addition, iiBIG will soon be bringing these clinical research training events to international audiences in Mexico, Brazil, and Canada. (See PRESS RELEASE regarding Kathy Lenhard, RN, iiBIG’s new head of Clinical Programming, and our plans to expand clinical research learning and training events both nationally and internationally).


  • Boot-camp Style Format: One and one-half day program provides attendees with valuable, take-home information that is actionable from day-one.
  • CNE Credits: This conference has been qualified for ANCC-approved CNE credits.
  • Time-Effective: Maximum one-night stay over: No need to travel to expensive venues and spend multiple nights and money on-the-road.
  • Cost-Effective: More for less: Registration pricing for attendees is lower by far than most comparable conferences.
  • Networking with the Best: Held in the Research Triangle Park, home to one of the largest geographical concentrations of clinical research professionals from leading academic sites, CROs, and other entrepreneurial clinical research companies.
  • Easy-to-get-to: The Raleigh-Durham airport is accessible by non-stop air travel from over 20 major cities throughout the United States. (See VENUE page for list of major cities with non-stop flights to Raleigh-Durham airport. The conference hotel is less than 15 minutes from the airport.


Global clinical research leaders in pharma, biotech, medical device, for-profit and non-profit hospitals, public and private academic sites, independent research sites, CROs, IRBs and others involved in:

  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Operations
  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Business Development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Site Management
  • Contracts/Budgeting
  • Drug Development
  • Financial Management

Hundreds of clinical research professionals have participated in previous iiBIG clinical research conferences nationally! Registration to this event is strictly limited to the first 300 who register – so register now while space is still available and join your colleagues and peers – dedicated clinical research professionals.

View a representative list of professionals who have attended previous iiBIG-presented and co-presented clinical research events: PAST ATTENDEES

Speaking Opportunities:
This conference is organized by Kathy Lenhard, RN, iiBIG’s EVP of Clinical Research Programs. To apply to join our faculty click JOIN OUR FACULTY and tell us about yourself and the topic or topics on which you would like to present. For more information contact our program organizer:

Kathy Lenhard, RN, EVP, Clinical Research Programs, iiBIG
Tel: 224-655-2968
Email: kathyl@iibig.com

Business Development Opportunities:
Solution providers for clinical trial sponsors, sites, CRO’s, IRBs and others have the opportunity to increase visibility and meet decision-makers as sponsors in the Exhibit Hall. Conference sponsors who confirm early may also receive a high-profile role on our executive speaking faculty. For more information, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG
Tel: 212-300-2521
Email: donb@iibig.com

Partnership Opportunities

Gain more visibility, readership and followers via a media partnership for publications, newsletters, websites or blogs focused on the clinical research industry. Contact our VP of Marketing for more information on collaborative marketing/media partnerships for this event:

Ria Lubis, VP Marketing, iiBIG
Tel: 212-300-2523 |
Email: rial@iibig.com

Special Requirements:
Dress is business casual. Meeting rooms can be cool, so bring a sweater or light jacket. For information about dietary or other special requirements (e.g. handicapped access, hearing-impaired etc.), contact:

Marisa Colandrea, Director of Meeting Planning & Logistics, iiBIG
Tel: 212-300-2522 | Email: marisac@iibig.com

About iiBIG
The International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC (iiBIG) is an unbiased, independent company dedicated to organizing business-to-business conferences and seminars for senior-level business executives. Contact us for more information. www.iiBIG.com




The Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This course is co-provided by IAHB and iiBIG International Institute for Business Information & Growth, LLC. Maximum of 8 contact hours.

Satisfactory completion
Participants must complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/ attendance. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.

Target Audience
Global clinical research leaders and trial practitioners from pharma, biotech, medical device, for- profit and non-profit hospitals, public and private academic sites, independent research sites,
CROs, IRBs and others involved in:

  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Operations
  • Strategy
  • Nursing
  • Planning
  • Business Development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Site Management
  • Contracts/Budgeting
  • Drug Development
  • Financial Management