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Measuring the Impact of Your Face-to-Face Event Using Data

Measuring ROI at Face-to-Face Events Our clients often pose the question to the Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) team, “How can we prove to our key stakeholders that it is worth the investment of time, money and resources required for face-to-face events, when the efficiency and ease of virtual events is powerful and persuasive?”  The simple answer is data. This year, MTA’s focus has been to show data that supports how an event has “moved the needle” and achieved its goals offering a huge ROI for our clients. By using both...


Investigator Meetings: Q & A with MTA

Our Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) Global Sales Team comprised of Dawn Barnes, Director of Global Sales, along with Diana Reed, Key Accounts Manager, and Lauren Beegal, Senior Business Development Manager, share with us all the latest trends and tips for planning successful investigator meetings (IM). Investigator Meetings: Q & A What are some of the latest trends you are seeing with investigator meetings? Dawn: Companies are branching out to have fewer traditional speaker PowerPoint presentations be replaced with more interactive sessions like panels for Q&A versus round-table working group discussions...


8 Work-Life Balance Activities for Your Events

 Why Work-life Balance is Important The U.S. ranks in the bottom 20 percent for work-life balance among the 38 countries surveyed in a report compiled by Family Living Today and Now Sourcing.  On average, people spend nine and a half hours a day on “personal care” and that includes everything from sleep to showering. Nine and a half hours a day is not much when you consider that eight hours of sleep is optimal. Because of technology, it has becoming increasingly difficult to separate work from personal life making it a challenge for employees to achieve a...


How to Strengthen Investigator Site Partnerships Using On-Demand Training

Investigators’ knowledge is critical to the success of clinical trials, yet research suggests that the attrition rate is high among these professionals. When investigator turnover occurs, the quality and ultimately the success of the clinical trial is compromised.


How to Plan a Socially-Responsible Green Event

How to Design a More Socially-Conscious, Environmentally-Friendly Event Here are four ways that you can plan a more intentional event and how our team accomplished it at one of our annual MTA Workshops: 1. Give-Back Programs Why not bring your teams together for a combined team-building activity while supporting a worthy cause? Double whammy! Find a local or global philanthropic organization to support or contribute volunteer time to a community service project for an on-site or off-site CSR activity. You can also weave CSR throughout your event by sourcing gift...


2018 Miller Tanner Associates Awards

We are pleased to announce our Miller Tanner Associates Awards for the 2017-2018 year! At our recent Miller Tanner Global Workshop, we recognized and awarded distinguished team members for their outstanding contribution to Miller Tanner throughout the year. Their special talents and skills contribute to the “Miller Tanner Difference”.


Q & A with MTA: The Future of Face-to-Face, Virtual and Hybrid Meetings

Recently SmartMeetings interviewed Marnie, our CEO, and Laura, MTA’s Strategic Development Director, to discuss the future of events and emerging trends in the virtual meeting format.     Our Team can help you achieve your meeting goals. Contact Miller Tanner Associates to find out how!


Investigator Meetings: Maximize Your Training Strategy

Training, continuity in training messages, and documentation of training are all critical components of a successful clinical study.  The pharmaceutical industry invests significant spending in monies and resources to develop a molecule and to document the training of investigator site personnel regarding the clinical research study as is required by agencies such as FDA, EMA, PMDA, etc. With so much invested, Miller Tanner asks,  your training strategy ensuring success? Is your training approach a “one-shot-and-done” or “holistic”? Investigator meetings usually include two people from each site to attend due to...


A Simpler Strategy for Successful Employee Onboarding

Do you have processes or procedures that are required to be completed and need to be documented by your staff in the same manner regardless of their location? Do you need to assess your workforce’s understanding of your procedures? Are you creating training manuals and requiring your workforce members to sign a hard copy to help you document their training? Do you struggle to keep track of all of these moving parts when it comes to onboarding new employees? In a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder, more than a third...