Members can log in and access the member-only area to immediately access information and materials, but, for those not signed up yet, or for providers wanting to know more….


Krakow, September 1-3

This year’s highlights and benefits include:

  • The role of motivation in innovation – Would assessing supplier motivation be a selection criteria?
  • How future medicine is bringing new entrants into the market  – Check you are fully aware of who you may be working with next year.
  • Understanding boundaries – Understanding which great ideas can flourish or flop in a heavily regulated sector
  • Sustainability- Taking in the trash: Can our industry adding sustainability as a key CRO selection criteria

…and much more!









What Makes the PCMG Conference SO Different Then?

This is a unique opportunity to join industry colleagues – vendors and sponsors – to network and share knowledge in a non-sales environment. Run by PCMG for the benefit of members and CRO colleagues, not as a commercial venture since 2003!

  • Content developed and managed by the PCMG Committee – no paid podium advertising means you get new unbiased, current information.not repeated topics and speakers
  • Interactive, single-stream event with maximum 2:1 Supplier:Pharma delegate ratio – Sharing ideas, not avoiding sales pitches
  • No exhibition hall and expensive booths – making it cost-effective, spending time together, not standing around.
  • Reception and Gala Dinner for all delegates to network throughout the event, not split into private dinners
  • Members can assign their delegate pass to a named work colleague so the opportunity is not wasted
  • PCMG selects an affordable venue and negotiates a special discount room rate booking period for delegates

(Travel and accommodation are not included in membership fee…of course.)

PCMG’s unique network. Harness the power of the PCMG community by sharing your question with the membership                              

Members can submit questions for feedback from across the entire PCMG membership community – subject to review by PCMG Committee to ensure no competitive boundaries or confidentiality limitations are compromised….


Attendance at PCMG interactive workshops

PCMG runs at least 3 workshops each year to bring members (or their deputised work colleague) together with expert leaders to explore and share dimensions of best outsourcing practice or issues that impact outsourcing and procurement in clinical development including:

  • Cost and resource management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Data management
  • Investigator agreements

These events are limited to Pharma members or non-members from Pharma (a £175 fee is charged for non members that can be deducted against full annual membership). A CRO may be invited to join the workshop when they can provide expert insight and support to the workshop topic.

Discounted Access to PCMG Essential and Advanced Outsourcing Training courses

PCMG is proud to announce the next presentation of their 3-star accredited Outsourcing Essentials training course, which provides a very high quality, two-day, interactive event run by highly experienced industry professionals. The course imparts vital knowledge for aspiring or newly appointed Outsourcing Managers or any Clinical Development staff involved in vendor search, selection, contracting, negotiation and oversight.  The collaboration with IAOCR, the accrediting organization for the international clinical research industry, has produced a high quality, competence-based training event which has been over subscribed since inception and receives outstanding feedback from past trainees.  This course is available to PCMG members at a discounted rate and to non-members including employees from CROs and other service providers.

The second ADVANCED OUTSOURCING TRAINING course will take place on 31 March and 1 April 2020 at the Millennium Hotel, Knightsbridge, London.  This course will build on the competences for outsourcing and procurement professionals and is also open to Pharma / biotech staff AS WELL AS CRO/service provider employees.  As a guide, we ask that delegates have approximately 2-3 years relevant experience to get the most from this course.  Completion of the Essentials course is not required for registration for the Advanced course.

The training courses are run on a not for profit and are delivered by a small team of experienced outsourcing/procurement experts who are able to tailor the delivery of the material to meet the needs and interests of the delegates.  In addition the numbers for each course is limited to allow for a high quality learning experience, representing outstanding value of money.

PCMG Tools and Templates

Can we fix it? Well, not really, but we can help you solve a range of practical challenges with a range of items developed and managed by PCMG that give you a place to start. Got an idea for a new template that could set the standard for outsourcing management practice? Let us know!

Current toolkit items include:

  • Standard Confidentiality Agreement
  • Core Competencies for Outsourcing Manager
  • Outsourcing metrics
  • Balanced scorecard

….and more via PCMG membership access!

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