Four Speakers From Polaris To Highlight Emerging Compliance Risks at Upcoming CBI Conferences

By Ben Carmel

Ben Carmel, Darren Jones, Mario Prohasky and Russell Hirschorn Examine Third-Party Compliance Risks and Heightened Regulatory Focus Around Contracting Investigator-Initiated Research Studies

Four speakers from Polaris have been invited to speak on two timely and under examined topics impacting life sciences compliance at two upcoming conferences being held by CBI on March 19-20 at the Doubletree By Hilton in Philadelphia.

Polaris’ Ben Carmel, Head of Global Offering Development and Russell Hirschorn, Senior Consultant will address attendees at the Investigator-Initiated and Sponsored Research (IISR) 2014 ( on key best practices to maintain compliance in contracting external clinical and academic research studies. Carmel and Hirschorn will examine such specific aspects as maintaining corporate, MSL and Investigator relationships throughout study execution, analyzing recent CIAs and their current and future impact on IITs and providing a perspective on the evolving regulatory environment for IITs in the U.S. and around the world. Carmel and Hirschorn’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 19th at 8:45 AM in the main conference hall.

Darren Jones, Director and Mario Prohasky, Senior Consultant will speak to attendees at the 2nd Annual Forum on Compliance Monitoring Programs on ensuring third party due diligence to mitigate risk and potential non-compliance ( Jones and Prohasky’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 19th at 4:30PM in the main conference hall.

For more information, to download an advance copy of their presentations and to schedule an appointment with Carmel, Hirschorn, Jones and Prohasky at the conferences, please register on the right hand side of the page, contact +1.212.502.1870 or email us at