This week, over 200 Forte customers and dozens of Forte team members joined together at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa in Dana Point, CA for the Spring 2017 Onsemble Conference. The biannual event, hosted by Forte, brings together key members of the clinical research industry to share ideas, network and move research forward.
Collaboration within the Onsemble community has always been a theme throughout previous conferences, but the Spring 2017 conference took this to a whole new level. During the conference keynote, Forte’s Founder, President, CEO and Chief Customer Officer Shree Kalluri unveiled a strategic shift in the way Forte delivers products to its customers. With an increased focus on managing the hosting and infrastructure for new products, Forte will leverage the power of the community to provide quicker and more efficient solutions that also minimize the investment for research institutions.
Many Forte and customer-led sessions throughout the conference also focused on advancing the community through collaboration. By sharing strategies related to training, user adoption, analytics and more, attendees left the conference with valuable ideas to improve their organizations. Also, Forte’s Regional Site Empowerment groups met to discuss the challenges they face and collaborate on key issues in the industry, including subject accrual, sponsor relations, system integrations and effort tracking, just to name a few.
Of course, an Onsemble Conference wouldn’t be complete without some fun. Attendees had plenty of opportunities to connect and enjoy the sunny Dana Point weather. Morning yoga sessions offered attendees a peaceful morning workout prior to the excitement of the conference. A welcome dinner held at the Dana Point Yacht Club offered great food, networking opportunities and even the chance to show off some moves on the dance floor. And an outdoor reception on day three of the conference provided desserts, drinks and some intense games of ping pong.
We hope all attendees truly enjoyed and got the most out of 2017 Spring Onsemble. For those interested in attending a future conference, the 2017 Fall Onsemble will be held September 20 – 22, 2017 in Madison, WI. Be sure to check out our conference website for details in the weeks ahead.