Syneos took first place in the inaugural ACRP All-Star Challenge for Sponsors and CROs during the ACRP 2019 annual conference in Nashville.
PRA Health Sciences took second place, and Sarah Cannon Development Innovations placed third.
“Congratulations to the team from Syneos Health on their win,” says Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director. “We also want to congratulate PRA Health Sciences and Sarah Cannon Development Innovations for their second- and third-place finishes, respectively.”
During the ACRP All-Star Challenge for Sponsors & CROs, teams were asked to collaboratively solve problems presented in three real-world scenarios and to present to a panel of industry-leading judges. Scenarios were not provided in advance.
“Clinical research is all about collaboration and problem solving, and that’s what the ACRP All-Star Challenge is all about,” Kremidas adds. “Clearly, these organizations all should be commended for their ability to work together and collaboratively solve problems while exemplifying operational efficiency, teamwork, effectiveness, cost constraint and communication.”
“I couldn’t be more excited for the team to be recognized for the real-life problem solving we bring to our customers every day,” said Christy Macias, Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Syneos Health and All-Star Team Captain. “Our collaborative workstyle at Syneos Health allowed us to easily bring together a cross-functional team that hit the ground running to deliver a stand-out performance.”
The ACRP All-Star Challenge will be held again in conjunction with ACRP 2020 in Seattle and will include a broader set of team and individual competitions.