"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 - 2013 East
Operations - Regulatory Compliance - Contracts - Budgets - Quality

Conference Overview

We have surpassed our goal of 500 conference participants. There is still room for 40 more before the limit of 600 is reached. Find out for yourself why 98% of participants are satisfied with MAGI conferences. See participating organizations.

Westin Copley Place - Boston, MA - May 5-8, 2013
  • 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
  • 23+ 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?" Adapt attendance justification 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 Boston.

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.
  • 87% find the conference more practical than other conferences.
  • 85% find the conference friendlier than other conferences.

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. 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. 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.



Leon Clark, MBA, serves as the Vice Chair of Research Administration for Mayo Clinic in the Midwestern region, where his responsibilities include oversight and management of research operations in support of basic, clinical and translational research. Mayo Clinic Research expenditures exceed $630 million annually with more than 3,300 physicians, scientists and allied heath staff actively working in research.

Speakers. Our distinguished faculty includes additional clinical research leaders, such as the following:
- Kristy Baker- Director, Office for Business & Industry Contracts - The Ohio State University Research Foundation
- Mark Barnes, JD - Partner - Ropes & Gray
- Paula Bistak - Executive Director, Human Subject Protections Program - UMDNJ
- Larry Blankstein - Sr. Director, Clinical Research - Genzyme
- Nancy Grace Bomberger - Clinical Operations Portfolio Manager - Eli Lilly
- Quincy J. Byrdsong - VP, Academic Administration - Morehouse School of Medicine
- Susan Callery-D'Amico - Divisional Vice President, R&D Quality Assurance - AbbVie
- David G. Forster, JD - VP, Compliance - Western IRB
- Robin Ginn - Executive Director, Office of Human Subject Research - Emory University
- Frances Grote - Sr. Director, Clinical Outsourcing - Millennium, The Takeda Oncology Company
- Jan Hewett - Director, Human Research Protection Program - Yale University
- Tony Hursey - Director, Clinical Trials Office - Georgetown University Medical Center
- Kenneth K. Kleinhenz - VP, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance - Cytori
- Greg Koski, MD - Senior Scientist, Institute for Health Policy - Massachusetts General Hospital
- Efraim Roe Kozorovitsky - Worldwide Leader, Clinical Operations - DePuy
- Christopher J. Kratochvil, MD - Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research - University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Jim Kremidas - VP, Customer Strategy and Analysis - Quintiles
- Robert J. Levine, MD - Chair, Executive Committee, Center for Bioethics - Yale University
- Craig H. Lipset - Head of Clinical Innovation, Worldwide Research & Development - Pfizer
- Ross Pettit - VP, Clinical Operations - Amag Pharmaceuticals
- Ernest D. Prentice, PhD - Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Geoffrey Schick - VP, Clinical Research - Vanguard Health Systems
- Joshua Schultz - Corporate VP, Strategic Partnerships - PAREXEL International
- Tom Summerfelt, PhD - VP, Research - Advocate Health Care
- David Vulcano - Assistant VP, Clinical Research - HCA, Inc.

Advisory Board. The following experts help develop the program and faculty:
- Donna Dorozinsky, RN MSN CCRC - President - DWD & Associates
- Kathleen Hurtado, RPh - President - Nine Seven Consulting
- Ernest D. Prentice, PhD - Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Kelly Willenberg, BSN MBA CHRC - President - Kelly Willenberg, LLC

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.

Special Offer. Free six-month subscription ($358 value) to Thompson’s FDA Compliance eXpert | Guide to Good Clinical Practice, the one-stop resource for clinical trial regulations and guidelines, with a monthly newsletter and online database.

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.

MAGI is not affiliated with iiBIG. See clarification letter and expressions of support.

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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