Announcing PCMG’s Annual Conference to be held at the Westin Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
10th – 12th June 2015
Risk: Threat or Opportunity? Managing Risk, Compliance and Complexity
Clinical Trial Management continues to face challenges in achieving the timelines and quality standards needed to meet ever-increasing regulatory and commercial requirements. To help members prepare and overcome these challenges, PCMG’s 2015 Conference will focus on three topics; Risk, Complexity, and Compliance in clinical outsourcing.
The regular high-quality presentations, animated Oxford debate and thought-leader opinions will be supported see greater audience interaction and a new ‘PCMG Room 101’ feature to highlight targets for change in practice.
Starting on Wednesday evening with a networking reception, followed by two days of presentations, discussions and other interactive sessions in the unique PCMG format that fosters open sharing of best practice in clinical outsourcing.
The Westin Hotel is situated on the edge of the Financial District and just a ten minute walk from the Old Town. The city’s diversity and richness means that there is something for everyone. Historic palaces and churches meet modern architecture, and cosy cafes compete with fashionable music-filled clubs. Regardless of the goal of your visit, Warsaw will make an impression upon you.
PCMG Members can register now by contacting the admin team.
Registration for non-members will open in 2015.
New PCMG Email Address
Please note that the new email address for PCMG is firstname.lastname@example.org and this will officially take effect from 1st September 2014.
Please can you update your records accordingly. The old email address will remain active for the foreseeable future.
PCMG CIPS Academy September 2014
CIPS has helped organisations around the world to develop their procurement and supply chain people and raise the level of professionalism within their teams. As you may be aware, PCMG has worked with CIPS to create a dynamic, tailored programme of applied learning which will lead to professional accreditation in the procurement and supply chain world. Hosted by different participant companies, this syndicated approach will allow you to network with your peers and complete a two-stage programme of formal study leading to MCIPS – the globally recognised badge of a supply chain professional.
The programme provides a development path for procurement and supply management professionals within the pharmaceutical sector and underlines the added value and benefit that effective procurement and supply can bring. During the programme, participants work on assignments and projects to apply their learning.
Join your colleagues for the first two-day workshop “Effective Negotiation” which is scheduled for 29 September to 1 October 2014 in Welwyn Garden City in the UK.
PCMG is reviewing existing templates and developing new ones for guidance in clinical outsourcing management
In 2013, a small team of PCMG members reviewed and updated the original PCMG 'Cost Grid' Template and presented the attached overview of the process.
This template is intended as a starting point for members who don't have a standard grid to follow and then develop into a suitable process to meet their specific local needs. For those who already have a grid and are entering an RFP process, it at least provides a cross-check of content and process.
So, all of you who are about to enter......enjoy, test and, most importantly, let us know what you'd improve!
Finally, our thanks go to the fine people who donated time and energy into this review: