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The 17th Evolution Summit is the premium forum bringing leading drug development executives
and solution providers together. At the Summit, clinical research leaders and CROs/FSPs will have a focussed discussion about the key new drivers shaping drug development strategies

The Summit includes a mix of panel discussions, roundtables and keynote presentations that touch on key industry concerns. Moreover the one-on-one business meetings will  give the opportunity to develop relationships with solution providers and CROs within the industry.

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About the Event

What makes this Summit Different


The  Evolution Summit's cutting edge sessions and comprehensive content offer you access to strategic business information, unique expertise and new solutions to related challenges.


Meet face to face with leading clinical research professionals, discuss and debate strategies with the most knowledgeable experts in this field and rapidly build a network of new business relationships.

Our focus on exclusivity remains unwavering and it gives you a huge competitive advantage. Teach your peers and learn from them with the comfort of the luxurious Ritz Carlton in Califronia.



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24-26 February 2019

The Ritz Carlton | Rancho Mirage | CA

Evolution Summit

Ron Cohen

Chief Executive Officer
Acorda Therapeutics

Vice President 
Clinical Development
Endo Pharmaceuticals

Saji Vijayan

Amitabh Chandra

Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Alexandre Lebeaut

Executive Vice-President, R&D & Chief Scientific Officer
Ipsen Pharmaceuticals

Sample of Distinguished Speakers

The primary objective of the Evolution Summit is to explore the key aspects and issues related to clinical drug development best practices. The summit's program topics have been pinpointed and validated by the R&D community as the top critical issues they face. 

Key issues for 2019 include:

  • The Road to Digital Success: Bridging the Gap between the Pharma Industry and Digitization
  • Reaping Success in Your Sponsor/CRO Partnership: Accountability, Transparency and Relationship Management
  • Executing a Flawless Patient Recruitment and Retention Strategy
  • Joining the Fight against Rare Diseases: Overcoming the Unique Challenges and Executing Successful Trials
  • Acknowledging the Key Stakeholder in the Clinical Trial Process – The Patient

Key Topics

  • A strictly invitation-only event; selection of delegates according to criteria such as scope of responsibility and size of company
  • Restricted number of delegates in order to facilitate successful networking opportunities
  • Personalized summit and meeting schedule to suit individual requirements and provide an
    efficient use of time
  • Keynote presentations, case studies and interactive sessions by world-class industry experts
    and pioneers
  • A relaxed but professional business environment, in which to explore new ideas, strategies 
    and technical developments with industry colleagues, experts and peers
  • Access to the secured summit website, providing information on other delegates and each 
    solution provider prior to the event
  • Individual pre-arranged one-on-one business meetings with senior representatives from key 
    industry solution providers

An All-Inclusive Package



As a Solution Provider at the Evolution Summit you will conduct mutually selected and pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with interested buyers of your products and services. Prior to the event you will receive exclusive access to the profiles of all delegates, allowing you to make educated meeting selections. 

Delegates are also requested to review the profiles of participating solution providers and select the ones that best fit their strategic and tactical needs. Employing a web-based secure scheduling system, selections are matched by order of priority and mutual interest.

As a Delegate at the Evolution Summit you will benefit from the informative key-note presentations. You will also have the opportunity to meet with key market players in the clinical research industry. Lastly all delegates at the Evolution Summit will receive a personalized itinerary based on their priority selections of conference sessions, business meetings and special networking events. 

Delegates will include: CEOs and Chief Medical Officers, as well as VPs, Directors, and Department Heads of:

  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Research

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About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions.

Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtables and one-to-one business meetings.


Joseph W. Stauffer, DO, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
Cara Therapeutics

John F. Paolini, M.D., Ph.D., FACC

Senior Vice President 
Chief Medical Officer
Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals

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"The Evolution Summit is a cost-efficient way to meet with many potential customers in a relaxed environment that not only encourages discussion of specific business needs but also allows you to build a strong professional network".
PRA International

"Once again marcus evans delivered a wide spectrum of real decision makers. A well organised and well produced event".

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