Outsourcing in Clinical Trials (OCT) New England 2019


Written by:
David Wilkerson

Due to some technical difficulties, we dropped the ball on publishing this one in time. Even though the event has passed, check out our guide for your next trip and we'll see you at the next OCT New England!

If you have been following Zymewire’s conference series, you probably have already noticed that there are a lot of conferences held throughout the year in Boston. With over 1,100 major events and exhibitions each year, Boston is highly considered as one of the major conference leaders in the world. If you’re in regulatory and clinical trial development in the Boston-area, and want to attend the best event in your industry this year, you should definitely check out OCT New England 2019.  

The 11th annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials (OCT) New England will return to The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel & Venue on October 2nd - 3rd, 2019, bringing together over 700 attendees for an intellectually stimulating two-day event which will include numerous panels, debates, interviews and case-study specific presentations all pertaining to regulatory and clinical trial outsourcing. With over 95 solution providers ready to network, the meeting will be an excellent platform to reconnect with current business partners, discover new vendors and explore the many new technologies that are being employed to improve the overall outsourcing activities of clinical trials. Every annual OCT conference series provides an unparalleled networking environment for regulatory and clinical trial professionals and an educational program like no other, packed with the latest case studies, techniques and service providers to set your clinical trials apart from the rest. This year’s event will be no different and the Arena team will bring some of the leading voices in clinical outsourcing, who will excel in answering your specific questions, and will provide you with the insight needed to maximize your budget and get drugs to patients in the most efficient fashion.

Arena International Events Group is known to be an amazing events organizer. Each year, over 10,000 business executives from “Fortune 1000” companies attend over 80 of their events worldwide. Addressed by over 1,700 industry leaders, their conferences deliver cutting edge content, leading technologies and numerous discussion opportunities. The group has a large portfolio of established, annual events with many of them being the flagship events within their respective industries.   

For such large scale events, it can quickly become overwhelming for a team of company attendees, particularly if limited in size. With so much potential ground to cover, making the most of your time and investment is key, so we’ve put a few tips together for planning out your time in Boston: 

Know the area and activities

Last year was Arena International’s largest OCT event in the New England area, and this year will be even bigger, loaded with more activities and attendees than ever before. From the numerous networking opportunities to discuss your clinical trial operations, to debating on the latest outsourcing challenges, OCT New England will offer more insight into the newest clinical trial technologies and development strategies like no other conference in the industry space. If your regional team is currently hitting roadblocks in your regulatory pipeline and bottlenecks with your clinical development strategies, there is no better conference to attend this year.

Some of the features that OCT New England 2019 will have to offer include: 

  • 700+ attendees to meet each year (Have a Zymewire account? For more info about OCT New England 2019 Attendees, click here!)
  • 95+ exhibitors to explore 
  • 50+ speakers 
  • 60% attendees at director-level or higher     

Identify the right companies to meet

With so many vendors in the exhibit hall to explore, it will be important for your team to make a game plan before-hand in order to make the best use of your time while at the event. One good way to figure out what companies will be exhibiting is to check out the full list of exhibitors and check out your networking options. From small regulatory groups to pharmaceutical and biotech giants, you will be able to meet with multiple levels of services to fit your needs and clinical trial programs. This conference is still categorized as a smaller event, compared to some of the larger shows around the world, so you won’t find an official conference mobile application or even an interactive floorplan, but the exhibitor list and conference agenda will really help to plan out your visit to Boston. 

After listening to some speaker sessions and panel discussions, take some time to visit vendors in the exhibitor hall and discover new solutions that will speed up and potentially lower the costs of your clinical trials. There will be over 65 exhibitors to learn about and discuss new technologies, current roadblocks, and potential solutions to your clinical trial pipeline. For more details, check out the full list of sponsors, co-sponsors and exhibitors attending this event. 

Find out who’s going

Compared to some of the other OCT conferences around the U.S., this particular event in Boston is large, with over 700 attendees and 50+ speakers. We believe the Outsourcing in Clinical Trials New England event will be a unique platform for the pharma, biotech and medical device groups in the region to network and collaborate in order to refine your current outsourcing strategies. Selecting the right partners, managing your relationships with solution providers, and targeting other stakeholders are all key factors in reducing the overall cost of clinical trials. This content-driven conference will offer attendees opportunities to develop practical strategies that you can implement to optimize your unique clinical trial program.   

Day 1 will kick-off the conference with registration promptly followed by the chair’s opening remarks. Afterwards there will be dozens of speaker sessions, panel discussions and debates throughout the day, all covering 3 separate tracks of outsourcing & clinical operations, clinical trial technology & innovation, and early phase clinical trials. Day 2 will continue with many more speaker sessions, networking activities, and exploring all of the features this great conference has to offer. 

For more details visit Arena International’s OCT New England 2019 agenda for a complete list of all the activities taking place during the event. You can alternatively download a PDF version of the agenda by navigating to the agenda webpage and filling out a short form. Zymewire customers can view more information about OCT New England attendees by clicking here!

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