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7th Annual AQC Global Quality Summit

“Embrace the Present. Own the Future.”

Wednesday and Thursday, June 13-14, 2018

Dublin, Ireland


Hotel InterContinental Dublin

4 Simmonscourt Road

Dublin 4, D04 A9K8, Ireland



The agenda for the 7th Annual AQC Global Quality Summit is beginning to take shape. And we’re very excited to return to Dublin!  In addition to being one of the most appealing cities to visit, Dublin is home to some of the world’s leading life sciences, biotech, medical tech, and pharma companies.

Since its inception in 2011, the Avoca Quality Consortium™ (AQC) has been transforming clinical trial execution by driving efficiency, improving quality, and mitigating risk in outsourced clinical trials. We do this by expanding awareness and fostering engagement among Sponsors, CROs, and Clinical Service Providers.

The Annual AQC Global Quality Summit is an opportunity for heads of clinical operations, quality, regulatory, procurement, and innovation to connect, address challenges, engage with thought leaders, and influence change.

The theme for this year’s event is, “Embrace the Present. Own the Future.” We believe the time is now to take action in improving our approaches to clinical trial execution so that we, as an industry, can be poised for success as the clinical trial ecosystem evolves and changes in the coming years.

The two-day program consists of working sessions and is designed for participants to gain practical knowledge and experience that can be incorporated and communicated across their organization.




  • A master class in managing risk
  • Real world data, patient engagement, and clinical trials of the future
  • The changing regulatory environment, the impact on clinical trial execution, and what we can expect with inspections
  • Improving quality at sites
  • Creating a culture of quality
  • Embracing ideation, innovation, and new technologies



A highly involved Consortium committed to a common goal.

70+ Member companies, 1,000+ Member representatives working to transform drug development.

Engaged, primed audience at Summits.

Over 250 of the brightest minds actively seeking, sharing, and debating new ideas to improve clinical trials.

Access to people and opinions that matter.

From heads of clinical operations, quality, regulatory, procurement, and innovation, to operational leaders, our Members come to make connections, solve problems, engage with thought leaders, and influence change.

An opportunity to have sustained exposure for your brand over time.






“The AQC is a forum where sponsors, CROs, technology providers and other companies get a chance to participate on a level where everybody is treated as an equal, everybody is listened to and we all learn collectively. There are not a lot of forums that provide that in the industry and I find it particularly useful.”

“The best way for us to get best practice sharing, to get input from the other companies, to see the trends of the industry in relation to quality.”

“Avoca allows us to stand on the shoulders of my peers.  We have the benefit of vast experience across the member companies and the fact that everybody is willing to share their experiences and their expertise and their best practices is huge for member companies, especially the smaller ones like us.”

“When you say to your colleague, “Here is a document or here is a best practice from Avoca,” you are really saying here is a best practice from some of the largest pharma in the industry and some of the smallest pharma in the industry who have collaborated together to create this.”

“A huge forum for collaboration and networking.”

“Avoca curates a very high-quality program. You have thought leaders. You have people that come from outside the industry bringing fresh and new thinking. You have a wonderful array of both executives from larger organizations and smaller entrepreneurial ones coming together, mixing, understanding shared perspective. I think out of that emerges opportunities for collaboration. In a sense, Avoca consortia creates a larger surface area of opportunity for creativity and innovation.”





AQC Members Non-Members
Early Bird Pricing through April 15: $1,275 $1,425
Beginning April 16: $1,595 $1,745



Each Member company receives two complimentary passes. To request your complimentary passes, contact Caryn Laermer.

If your company is not currently a Member of the Avoca Quality Consortium and would like to attend, please contact Danya Kaye at (609) 759-2856 or by email.

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Highlights are available from the 2017 Summit USA and the 2017 Summit Europe.