Access to Research and infrastructure: The Contract Research Industry


The Event

April 27-28, 2023  |  8:00 am – 5:00 pm (central time)

This event features industry leaders that provide a detailed exploration of the intricate contract research market.

Join the symposium to:


  • Ask direct questions of and connect with industry leaders
  • Understand the CRO market and growth opportunities
  • Explore the impact of CRO consolidation and customer concentration
  • Learn about new and emerging regulations that impact drug development
  • Meet CRO executives and learn about their company’s services and expertise
  • Identify tools and technologies that aid in advancing the CRO industry
  • And more!

Attendees also have the opportunity to visit contract research laboratories in Kansas City.

Registration Costs


Early Registration BioKansas Members – $150 (until February 28)

Early Registration Non-BioKansas Members  – $200 (until February 28)


Regular Registration BioKansas Members – $200

Regular Registration Non-BioKansas Members – $250


Onsite Registration – $290

Meet the Speakers


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Kyle Kappler

Senior Consultant of Discovery, Nonclinical, and Animal Health | Latham BioPharm Services

Mark Wissel, PhD

Director, R&D | Eurofins Viracor BioPharma Services

Session Speaker

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Dr. Mario Castro, MD, MPH

L. E. Phillips and Lenora Carr Phillips Professor Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research Director, Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Kansas

Denise Dantzler Rew

Associate Patent Attorney | Hovey Williams

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John Bucksath

Chief Executive Officer | Integris BioServices dba KCAS

Greg Slaybaugh

Director, CQV | DPS Group

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Event Moderators

Sonia Hall

President & CEO BioKansas

DJ Rezac

Senior Consultant Latham Biopharm Group



8:30-9:00 am


Location: Kansas State University – Olathe

22201 W Innovation Drive

Olathe, KS 66061

9:00-9:30 am


9:30 am

CRO Consolidation & Customer Concentration

10:00 am

Regulated PCR and Biologics Trial Support

10:15 am

cGMP and Annex I

10:30 am

Maximizing IP Value: Tips and Best Practices for CROs in R&D Collaboration

10:45 am

The CRO Investment Market: Keeping up with an ever evolving services business model serving the biotech and pharmaceutical industries

11:00-11:30 am

Coffee & Collaboration

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Panel Discussion

Advancing Business Objectives In A Changing Market

12:15-1:30 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30 pm

Solutions & Providers: Non-clinical

1:45 pm

Solutions & Providers: Non-clinical

2:00 pm

Solutions & Providers: Clinical

2:15 pm

Solutions & Providers: Clinical

2:30 pm

Solutions & Providers: Non-clinical

2:45 pm

Solutions & Providers: Government

3:00 pm

Solutions & Providers: Animal Health

3:15 pm

Solutions & Providers: Animal Helath

3:30-5:00 pm

Networking Reception


9:00 am

Solutions & Providers: Bioanalytical

9:15 am

Solutions & Providers: Bioanalytical

9:30 am

Cybersecurity and Network Infrastructure

9:45 am

Tools & Technology

10:00 am

Tools & Technology

10:15-10:45 am

Coffee & Connections

10:30-11:00 am

Diversity In Clinical Trials

11:00-11:45 am

Diversity In Clinical Trials Panel Discussion

11:45 am – 12:45 pm


1:00-4:00 pm

Facility Tours

Event Sponsors


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