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    Outsourcing in Clinical Trials (OCT) Southern California 2019

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    La Jolla is an amazing seaside community within the city of San Diego, California, occupying 7 miles of beautiful coastline. From the trails full of pine trees and sandstone canyons in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, to the 2 PGA courses at world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, the scenic beauty in La Jolla is paramount. La Jolla Cove has sweeping ocean views, and the Shell Beach tide pools are home to numerous anemones and crabs. Unique little boutiques and waterfront restaurants dot all the walkable La Jolla Village. If you happen to be in the regulatory and clinical trial management, you should also check out the OCT Southern California 2019 conference. 

    The Outsourcing In Clinical Trials (OCT) Southern California 2019 conference will be held in La Jolla on September 24th - 25th, 2019 at the Marriott San Diego. This special event will cover multiple areas in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device communities, by coming together to discuss clinical outsourcing strategies and overcoming key challenges within clinical operations. With an agenda dedicated to the challenges faced by small and virtual companies, alongside pharmaceutical giants and the ability to also listen to their experiences, the event will be a perfect platform for problem-solving, knowledge sharing and networking on many levels.

    This OCT conference series will be returning to San Diego for its 7th year in September 2019. The 2-day event focuses on providing attendees with practical ideas and solutions to their most current operational and outsourcing-related challenges in clinical trials. This is an event not to be missed if you’re in the clinical trial and regulatory industries. Not only will the audience be discussing ever-pressing partnership and outsourcing challenges, but it also has dedicated tracks for clinical trial technology and data so you can stay up-to-date with new innovations that will help you accelerate your trial timelines. In order to enhance collaboration and beneficial networking opportunities, the 2019 agenda also has a host of new interactive formats such as a multitude of speaker sessions and panel discussions, speaker hosted roundtables and breakout discussions. Historically there has always been a great interest in conferences organized by Arena International Events Group and tickets are always limited, so be sure to register your team soon.

    Arena International Events Group is 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 La Jolla: 

    Know the area and activities

    The OCT Southern California event will bring together top-tier groups of executives responsible for outsourcing clinical trials and enhancing partnerships with associated vendors. There will be expert guidance through speaker sessions and panel discussions on outsourcing clinical operations and clinical trial technology and overall innovation in the industry, as well as numerous networking opportunities for all attendees.

    Some of the features that OCT Southern California 2019 will have to offer include: 

    • 300+ attendees to meet each year (Have a Zymewire account? For more info about OCT SoCal 2019 Attendees, click here!)
    • 65+ exhibitors to explore 
    • 30+ speakers 
    • 80% attendees at director-level or higher     

    This exceptional conference is a special networking opportunity for industry accelerators in the California clinical trial space to meet their peers, reveal new insights into common regulatory challenges and engage with seasoned solution providers. During the conference you will be able to join like-minded colleagues and learn new perspectives and case studies on recent clinical trial developments through a series of presentations, panel discussions, round-table sessions and workshops. The conference will also discuss vital connections between process, tools and techniques in order to manage the upcoming changes in clinical trial technology. The exhibition space will feature some of the best-in-class solution providers who will be able to deliver improvements upon your current clinical trial development.  

    Identify the right companies to meet

    Even though this particular conference is small in size with about 300 attendees, and compared to some of the larger events we’ve recently talked about, OCT Southern California provides a unique advantage of mingling with people on a very personal level, creating a concentrated atmosphere of close-knit experiences and building intimate relationships that would otherwise be difficult to achieve at the larger conferences. The event’s main theme is geared toward addressing the concerns of trial sponsors based in southern California who are conducting clinical trials at a local and global level. With a content-driven agenda, interactive networking sessions and a host of innovative service providers and speakers, the conference focuses on helping attendees find solutions to their most pressing clinical trial challenges. 

    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

    Sometimes it’s difficult to determine who’s going to be attending conferences in smaller venues, but we believe the Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southern California 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 outsourcing strategies. Selecting the right partners, managing your relationships with solution providers and 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 they 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. Starting at 9am there will be a C-level panel discussion about outsourcing strategies on saving time and money in clinical trial development, and then over a dozen speaker sessions on various informative topics with refreshments, lunch and time for networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors. Day 2 will continue with more speaker sessions, as well as speaker hosted round table discussions and a workshop on developing best practices when working with your vendors. In addition to all of these speaker sessions and discussions, there will be over 65 exhibitors to explore, so make sure to leave room for networking with potential vendors as well as other attendees!  

    For more details visit Arena International’s OCT Southern California agenda webpage 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 SoCal attendees by clicking here!

    Meet up with Zymewire

    While we may not be attending OCT Southern California 2019, we’d still like to hear from you! Let us know about your experiences, and how your company preps for events to maximize ROI. If you would like to learn more about how teams at service providers around the world are getting more face to face meetings with the right prospects, reach out for a demo today!