"Most practical conference I have ever attended."
- Regulatory Specialist

"I literally left every session with a useful take-away."
- Director, Human Subjects Protection Office

"It has the best mix (and mixing!) of sponsors, sites and CROs."
- Project Manager

"High percentage of experienced participants who know the problems and have solutions."
- Clinical Research Associate

"Within a week after the meeting, contacts I made answered two important technical IRB questions for me."
- Project Manager

"The conference paid for itself in the first budget negotiation after I got back."
- Site Manager

"Almost everyone I met is a useful contact."
- Director of Clinical Operations

"It's very refreshing that you do not accept speakers based on how much someone is willing to pay."
- VP, Business Development

MAGI's Clinical Research Conference - 2014 East
Operations - Regulatory Compliance - Contracts - Budgets - Quality



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Conference Overview

Over 500 people will attend. Register now while space is still available. See participating organizations.

The Fairmont - San Francisco - November 9-12, 2014
  • 90+ sessions and workshops in seven tracks: sponsor operations, site operations, regulatory compliance, contracts, budgets & billing, quality and special topics.
  • Exceptional networking with a broad (but not too broad) range of experienced clinical research professionals
  • 22+ continuing education contact hours (CME, CNE, CLE, CCB, other)
  • Clinical Research Contract Professional (CRCP) certification exam


  • Sign Up Today and Save with:
    • Discounts for study sponsors, sites, government, international and others
    • Early-bird discounts
    • All workshops included in basic "all-access pass"
    • Save even more with group rates!

    Obtain practical tips and professional contacts that will pay for the conference in a matter of days. At the last MAGI conference, participants gathered an average of 10 practical tips to implement in their own organizations. Read article: "Does It Pay to Attend Clinical Research Conferences?" Adapt attendance approval request letter.

    If you are a clinical research novice or veteran; with a study sponsor, research site, or CRO; in a corporate, academic or other organization; you will find a coherent and comprehensive program that focuses on your current needs for applicable information. MAGI sessions and workshops emphasize practical tips based on real-life examples, with lots of interaction. Please join us in San Francisco.

    Attendees Prefer MAGI Conferences
    • 86% find the conference offers better value than other conferences.
    • 78% find the conference more educational than other conferences.
    • 84% find the networking better than at other conferences.
    • 89% find the conference more practical than other conferences.
    • 90% find the conference friendlier than other conferences.

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    Networking. The conference is structured to facilitate networking and promote lasting relationships. About half of the attendees have leadership roles like CEO, vice president, or director. Over two-thirds have five or more years of clinical research experience. Study sponsors are split about 70% biopharma and 30% medical device. Sites are almost evenly split between (a) academic medical centers, (b) health systems and community hospitals, and (c) independent sites and networks. As a result, networking is very productive. Meet people from all sides of the table in an open, friendly and energetic environment. Read an article. Speakers are generally very accessible during the conference. Help us build the clinical research community!

    Attendance. Basic registration provides an "all access pass" to all meeting activities. You may attend any session in any track, workshops, and all conference networking functions -- luncheons, networking breaks, evening reception, and more! Register today!

    Professional Certification. MAGI meetings are the exclusive venue for Clinical Research Contract Professional (CRCP) certification exams. Demonstrate your professional competence to your employer, colleagues, negotiating partners, and yourself.

    Continuing Education. Over 22 contact hours are available for CME continuing medical education, CNE/CEU continuing nursing education, CLE continuing legal education, CCB (CHC,CCEP,CHRC,CHPC), ACRP (CCRA,CCRC,CCTI,CPI), CCIP (CIP), IAOP (COP), ICR (CPD), NAIM (CIM), NALA (CLA,CP), NCCPA (CME), NGMA (CGMS), PMI (PMP,PgPM), PMI (CMOM), PRIM&R (CIP), RACC (RAC), SoCRA (CCRP), and SQA (RQAP). Learn more.

    Personalized Schedule and Slide Book. Use our online system to create your own personalized schedule and book of conference materials, including a table of contents, customized certificate of attendance, and other useful information.

    Speakers. Our distinguished faculty will include clinical research leaders like those at the last conference:
    - Mohanish Anand - Sr. Dir, Global Investigator Site Strategy - Pfizer
    - John Baumann, PhD - Executive Director, Human Research Protections - Indiana University
    - Barbara Bierer, MD - Sr. VP, Research - Brigham & Women's Hospital
    - Quincy Byrdsong, EdD - Associate VP for Health Sciences-Academic and Research Affairs - Virginia Commonwealth University
    - Susan Callery-D'Amico - Divisional VP, R&D Quality Assurance - AbbVie
    - Gary Cseko - Division Chair, Research Shared Services - Mayo Clinic
    - Betsy Fallen - Director, Site Ready, Global Clinical Trial Operations - Merck & Co.
    - Sergio Guerrero, MD - President & CEO - Accelerium Clinical Research
    - Jeff Hersh, PhD MD - Chief Medical Officer, Healthcare Systems - GE Healthcare
    - Jan Hewett, JD - Director, Human Research Protection Program - Yale University
    - Margaret Johnson, JD - Director, Office of Clinical Research - University of Massachusetts Medical School
    - Kenneth Kleinhenz, VP - Regulatory Affairs, Cytori
    - Craig Lipset, Head of Clinical Innovation, Worldwide Research & Development - Pfizer
    - Karen Mottola - Clinical Research Compliance Officer - University of Utah
    - Ernie Prentice, PhD - Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - University of Nebraska Medical Center
    - Joseph Price, JD - Assistant U.S. Attorney - Department of Justice
    - Donald R. Russell - Sr. Director Clinical Operations ICR - Eli Lilly & Co.
    - Scott Schliebner - VP, Scientific Affairs - PRA International
    - Ali Sonel, MD - Chief of Staff - VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
    - David Vulcano - Assistant VP, Clinical Research - HCA, Inc.
    - Monica Weir - Director, Research Operations - Baylor Scott & White Health
    - Kelly Willenberg - President - Kelly Willenberg, LLC
    - Craig Wozniak - Head, Americas Clinical Operations, Study Capabilities and Transparency - GlaxoSmithKline

    Speaking Opportunities. Some MAGI speakers are world-renowned experts in their fields; others are just experts. What they all have in common is a passion for clinical research and the generosity to share what they know. To speak at a MAGI conference, click here. To learn more, click here.

    Business Development Opportunities. If your firm provides solutions to clinical trial sponsors, sites or CROs, a conference partnership offers you the opportunity to increase your visibility and meet decision-makers in a focused audience. Thirty-nine percent of attendees say they might buy something from an exhibitor. MAGI calls sponsors and exhibitors "partners" because they contribute to the educational content of the meeting -- the focus of the exhibit hall is education, rather than commerce. If you confirm your partnership early, a speaking role may be available. Learn about exhibiting at MAGI conferences. How Does MAGI Compare to Other Conferences? For more information, contact Partner Relations.

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    About MAGI. MAGI is streamlining clinical research by standardizing best practices for clinical research operations, business and regulatory compliance. Our 10,000+ members represent clinical research sponsors, sites and CROs. "MAGI" is pronounced with "G" as in Georgia and "I" as in Ireland. (Hear it pronounced.) Norman M. Goldfarb, CRCP, founder and chairman of MAGI, is organizing and chairing this conference. Learn more.

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