CINCINNATI, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kendle (Nasdaq: KNDL), a leading, global full-service clinical research organization, today announced several of its executives will speak on key industry issues at the 20th Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Conference March 30 to April 1, 2011, in Phoenix, Ariz. Kendle experts will address the impact of pharma industry mergers and acquisitions on outsourcing strategies as well as best practices for patient recruitment and retention. Kendle also will host a "Quiz our Experts" interactive Q&A session March 31 from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. in Booth #301 on the showroom floor to address questions and share insights with customers on key clinical development issues.
Participating on the executive panel "Sponsors and CROs Unplugged – Assess the Impact of M&A On Your Outsourcing Strategy" on Thursday, March 31 at 11:45 a.m. will be Stephen Cutler, PhD, Kendle's current Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer who will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer on May 1. With more than 20 years of senior management and operations leadership experience in the CRO and biopharmaceutical industries, Dr. Cutler has extensive experience in the development and delivery of successful partnerships between CROs and their customers (for a recent interview with Dr. Cutler in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing on how strategic partnerships with CROs can lead to more cost-effective clinical development efforts, please visit http://www.kendle.com/uploads/PharmaOutsourcing0311_Cutler.pdf).
Also representing Kendle at the conference will be Jeff Zucker, Senior Director and Global Head, Patient Recruitment on the topic of best practices in patient recruitment; as well as a panel of Kendle executives featuring Mr. Zuck