Workshop on "Project Management in Clinical Trial"














Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017


Time: 9AM - 5PM PST


Location: Avatar Hotel, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA - 95054

Registration fee : $349 (Early bird special)



  • It has become increasingly important to use solid project management principles when managing clinical trials. Dr. Sivaramakrishna will introduce participants to project management principles following Project Management Institute (PMI).

  • A brief history of PMI, key terms, the project life cycle, and knowledge areas will be discussed.

  • Dr Sivaramakrishna will also discuss tools to stay on track such as Gantt charts, Risk Registers, ADI logs, CTMS etc.

  • She will discuss some basic principles of virtual project management, as well as an introduction to program, portfolio and alliance management.

  • Finally she will speak about how personality plays a role in project management. Situational examples will be provided where applicable.

Who should attend:

  • Clinical Research Manager/Supervisor

  • Clinical Science Program Manager

  • Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

  • Clinical Trial Manager/specialist

  • Clinical Project Lead

  • Clinical Research Associate

  • Clinical Research Pharmacist



Dr. Radhika Shivaramakrishna 












Radhika Sivaramakrishna, PhD, PMP, CSSBB, CCRP is currently a Project Management and Clinical Operations Consultant. She is PMP-certified, is an ASQ-certified black belt as well as has a CCRP certification through SOCRA.


Prior to this she has served in several roles of increasing responsibility both in academia as well as industry CRO and sponsor companies. Her most recent position was that of Executive Director, Alliance Management at Covance where she was responsible for overall global program and portfolio management for several pharmaceutical/biotech sponsor clients holding ultimate accountability for successful delivery of clinical trials that Covance runs for these clients.  At Covance, she previously held the position of Senior Director, Project Management, where she was responsible for the operational delivery for multiple clinical trials with several project directors and managers reporting to her. 


Prior to this, at Immune Tolerance Network, she was Senior Director, Clinical Operations where she managed a department of 13 individuals and was not only overall responsible for 30+ clinical trials in the areas of transplantation, T1 diabetes, allergy, MS, and other autoimmune disorders but was also responsible for overall process standardization and project management. She also served in a voluntary capacity on the Board of Directors of SOCRA from 2012 to 2016 and also has been teaching project management and process excellence courses through them since 2010.

Cancellation Policy

Workshops are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of attendees is not met five days prior to the date of the seminar. 

In the event of short notice cancellation, Learner's Place's liability is limited solely to the refund of the course fees.