DIA 48th Annual Meeting
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Preferred Provider Relationships: Yesterday's Obstacles, Today's Successes, and Tomorrow's Vision
Track : Track 03: Innovative Partnering Models and Outsourcing Strategies
Program Code: 415
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time: 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM  EST
 Melinda Davis, ClearTrial, LLC, United States
 Patricia Leuchten, The Avoca Group Inc., United States
 Tim Dietlin, INC Research, Inc., United States
This session will focus on the evolution of the preferred provider relationship. Representatives from pharmaceutical companies and CROs will share how they make this relationship work, as well as their thoughts on how this trend will continue to evolve.

Learning Objectives:
Examine initial challenges of the preferred provider outsourcing model and how companies have overcome them
Discuss methods used to increase the quality and effectiveness of partnerships
Identify emerging trends as sponsor-CRO relationships continue to evolve to meet industry challenges.