MCC’s Linda Sullivan to Speak at ExL’s 6th Annual Clinical Quality Oversight Forum

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MCC’s Linda Sullivan to Speak at ExL’s 6th Annual Clinical Quality Oversight Forum

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ExL is holding its 6th Annual Clinical Quality Oversight Forum in Philadelphia on Oct. 5-7, 2015. The forum will focus on assessment, optimization, and managing the quality of clinical vendors and sites. Industry experts on clinical operations and quality will share their experiences and guidance.

One of these experts, Linda Sullivan, Co-Founder and President of MCC, will be featured as a panelist as well as lead a session. The panel session, Proven Strategies and Best Practices for Ensuring Vendors and Sites are Inspection Ready will take place at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Linda’s session will take place on Track A at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct.7. The presentation session, Evaluating the Small/Mid Sponsor Landscape and Benchmarking Your Outsourcing Strategy, QMS Development and Oversight Challenges against Similarly Sized Companies will include results of MCC’s small to mid-sponsor survey and share insights about the quality oversight approaches being deployed by smaller-sized sponsors.

If you are planning on attending the conference and would like to set up a time to meet with Linda, please contact her at

For more information on the conference and to register, CLICK HERE.

MCC Small/Mid-sized Sponsor Community of Practice Group Meeting Set for July 24

Friday, June 12, 2015

Please join the MCC on Friday, July 24th from 11am-12pm EDT, for the first Small/Mid-sized Sponsor Community of Practice (CoP) Workgroup. This meeting will review findings from the MCC Small/Mid-Size Sponsor Survey, discuss which topics are of the greatest interest to the group, and preview a sample SOP Review certification form to document review of vendors’ SOPs and a key personnel qualification form.

If you haven’t already taken the survey, please do so by clicking HERE.

The survey results will provide insight about current clinical trial oversight and performance management practices and the needs of small and mid-sized sponsors. Summary results will be shared with survey respondents and used by the MCC CoP group to learn about high priority areas of interest.

The MCC Small/Mid-sized Sponsor CoP will hold online meetings on a bi-monthly basis (July, September and November 2015). The group will learn about best practices, create solutions and discuss what has and hasn’t worked well. Potential discussion topics may include: Sponsor Oversight Plan design and related metrics, Vendor Qualifications (e.g. audits, survey/questionnaire, performance measures), performance scorecards, discussions on leading/lagging indicators of quality and performance, risk-based monitoring and inspection readiness in small companies.

This workgroup is open to all MCC members. For more information, please contact Linda Sullivan at or 317.622.0266 ext 102.