Campbell Alliance Clinical Development Practice to Take Leadership Role at IIR’s Clinical Trials Congress

February 20, 2008


Campbell Alliance, the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, announced today that its Clinical Development Practice will be taking a leadership role in the Institute for International Research’s (IIR’s) Clinical Trials Congress.  The conference will be held from February 25 to 27 at the Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, FL.


Tim Dietlin, a Vice President in the firm’s Clinical Development Practice, will have three separate responsibilities at the event.  On February 26 and February 27, Mr. Dietlin will serve as chairperson for the “Maintaining Successful Partnerships” track, introducing speakers throughout the two-day track. 


Also, on February 26, he will present a session titled “Becoming a Sponsor of Choice for Clinical Investigators.”  His presentation will


  • Discuss key factors driving investigators’ choices of clinical study sponsors
  • Explore tactics for identifying a pharmaceutical or biotech company’s strengths and weaknesses with respect to conducting clinical trials
  • Offer an approach for developing a strategy for improving a company’s relationships with the study sites and investigators it values most 

Lastly, on February 27, Mr. Dietlin will moderate the opening keynote panel discussion titled “Driving Operational Efficiency Throughout the Clinical Life Cycle: Translating 2007’s Lessons Learned into Sustained R&D Productivity.”  The panel will include executives from three pharmaceutical companies and will discuss in detail the innovative approaches to driving operational efficiency that have been both effective and ineffective over the past year, as well as what is likely to work going forward.


As an executive in the Clinical Development Practice at Campbell Alliance, Mr. Dietlin specializes in helping clients improve their clinical development operations and business processes to optimize the flow of critical information, increase the efficacy of key processes, and enhance organizational capabilities.  He earned his MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and has a BA from Loyola University of Chicago.


For more information on the IIR’s Clinical Trials Congress, please visit  


Executives from Campbell Alliance speak at many conferences in the US and Europe each year.  For a full listing of events, please refer to the company’s online conference calendar at    



About the Clinical Development Practice at Campbell Alliance


Campbell Alliance's Clinical Development Practice includes operations improvement specialists with expertise in clinical development.  The practice specializes in helping clients correct or improve the processes that are most often responsible for delays and budget overruns in clinical development.


Services include


  • Development of outsourcing strategies
  • Process improvement for data collection and management, patient recruitment, and project management
  • Organizational development and improvement
  • Electronic data capture consulting and implementation support
  • Clinical trial analytics


About Campbell Alliance


Campbell Alliance is the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.  The firm's clients include most of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as numerous emerging and midsize firms.  Campbell Alliance is organized into practice areas, each specializing in a critical industry function, including Brand Management, Business Development, Clinical Development, Managed Markets, Sales, and Trade and Distribution.  From its locations in Raleigh, NC, Parsippany, NJ, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, and Atlanta, the firm serves clients throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.  For more information on Campbell Alliance, please visit

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