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

"I found the conference very informative.  In fact, I used information learned at the conference yesterday."
- Study Coordinator

"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

MAGI's Clinical Research Conference - 2012 West
Operations - Regulatory Compliance - Contracts - Budgets - Quality

Conference Overview

Over 500 people will attend. Register now while space is still available. Find out for yourself why 98% of participants are satisfied with MAGI conferences and 43% are repeat attendees (so far). See participating organizations. See brochure.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA - October 21-24, 2012
  • 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
  • 20+ 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
  • All workshops included in basic registration
  • Save even more with group rates!

Obtain practical tips and professional contacts that will pay for the conference in a matter of days. Watch three previous sessions online at no charge. Read article: "Does It Pay to Attend Clinical Research Conferences?"

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 Diego.

Attendees Prefer MAGI Conferences
  • 79% find the conference offers better value than other conferences.
  • 77% find the conference more educational than other conferences.
  • 78% find the networking better than at other conferences.
  • 85% find the conference more practical than other conferences.
  • 82% find the conference friendlier than other conferences.

Networking. The conference is structured to facilitate networking and promote lasting relationships. Two-thirds of attendees have five or more years of clinical research experience, so 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. Conference registration fees cover all meeting activities. You may attend any session in any track, workshops, and all conference networking functions -- luncheons, networking breaks, evening reception, and more! Save with early-bird specials. Register today! Dress is business casual. Meeting rooms can be cool, so bring a sweater or light jacket.

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 20 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), NAIM (CIM), NALA (CLA,CP), 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.

Plenary Session:
Where to from Here? Game Changers that Can Revolutionize Clinical Research

What does the future hold for clinical research and how can we make the best of it?

Jeffrey S. Kasher, PhD, is VP and COO Global Medical R&D at Eli Lilly & Co. From 1995-1998, he had operational responsibility for Lilly’s Zyprexa (olanzapine) team, successfully leading late-phase development, global submissions, and launches of the product. In 2003, he became operations director and then executive director for discovery biology in Lilly Research Labs, transforming the division into therapeutic teams. Most recently, he served as exec. director of the osteoarthritis/rheumatoid arthritis team.

Mary Rose Keller is VP, Clinical Operations at Sangart. She has more than 25 years of experience in clinical research. She began her career as a Research Associate at the Cancer Research Institute at University of California, Davis and San Francisco campuses. Subsequently, she moved into industry positions of increasing responsibility at a CRO and then at Agouron, Pfizer and Shire Pharmaceuticals.

Speakers. Our distinguished faculty includes other clinical research leaders, such as:
- John Baumann, PhD - Director, Human Research Protections Program - Indiana University
- Quincy J. Byrdsong - Vice President for Academic Administration - Morehouse School of Medicine
- David G. Forster, JD - VP, Compliance - Western IRB
- Chris Frega - Sr. Director & Head of Global Feasibility - Quintiles
- Brian Gladue, PhD - Director, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects - University of North Texas Health Science Center
- Allen F. Hall - Consumer Safety Officer - Food & Drug Administration
- Kenneth K. Kleinhenz- VP, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance - Cytori
- Theresa Musser - VP, Development Operations - Rigel Pharmaceuticals
- Ernest D. Prentice, PhD - Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Joseph Price, JD - Assistant U.S. Attorney - Department of Justice
- Libby Salberg, JD - Director, Office of Contracts Management - Vanderbilt University
- Martha Salguero - Associate Director, Office of Corporate Research Collaborations - Duke University
- Scott Schliebner - VP, Scientific Affairs - PRA International
- Ali Sonel, MD - Associate Chief of Staff for R&D - VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
- David Vulcano - Assistant Vice President, Clinical Research - HCA, Inc.

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 said they might buy something from an exhibitor at the last conference. MAGI calls sponsors and exhibitors "partners" because you contribute to the educational content of the meeting. Because the focus of our exhibit area is education, rather than commerce, conference attendees visit exhibits to find out what they can learn. If you confirm your partnership early, a speaking role may be available. Read an article about exhibiting at clinical research conferences. For more information, contact Partner Relations.

About MAGI. Our 12,000+ members represent clinical research sponsors, sites and CROs. Our objective is to standardize best practices for clinical research operations, business and regulatory compliance. "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.

MAGI conferences are produced by First Clinical Research and iiBIG:

About First Clinical Research. We help investigative sites operate more effectively. We also help sponsors and CROs work more effectively with sites. Contact us for more information. Website

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. Website

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