October 2-4, 2019

Conference begins at 2:00pm 


Our participants have consistently given us feedback that CORE is one of the best meetings they have ever attended. It’s a unique combination of timely and relevant topics, presented in a round-table forum that facilitates open discussion and combines fun networking opportunities to build peer relationships that last long after the meeting is finished!
— Laurie Halloran, President & CEO, Halloran Consulting Group

What is core?

Launched in 2004, the Clinical Operations Retreat for Executives (CORE) is an invitation-only meeting that brings together an exclusive group of senior leaders in clinical development to discuss and debate the most pressing issues around the business of product development and building enduring companies in this space. Come for a one-of-a-kind peer roundtable where you will learn from each other and share best practices.

Speakers include:

• Industry leaders that have a passion for and expertise in improving how treatments are developed and clinical trials are conducted

• Members of the healthcare community to support the development executives in gaining insights into the end customer

• Leadership educators and speakers

• Anyone that can bring fresh perspectives to the audience that will make them better at what they do

CORE is held at the beautiful Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, MA.  Aside from a small registration fee, you will only need to cover travel and accommodations.

This retreat is geared towards clinical operations director-level professionals. To attend, click "Request My Invitation." 

Click here for more information on the location and room types.


CORE discusses the relevant content with the right people. This is a go to meeting for me to stay current with industry trends, and being able to address key challenges with the input of my peers is invaluable. A fresh experience every year!
— Senior VP, Development Operations

Who should attend

This event is designed for C-level, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors and Heads of departments from the pharmaceutical industry involved in

  • Clinical

  • Regulatory

  • Program Management

  • Medical Affairs

  • Alliance Management

  • Technology & Clinical Systems

“It’s the best meeting I have ever attended because of the format, the transparent and in-depth discussion and the opportunities for peer networking.”
— CEO