Congratulations to the Five Finalists!

  • Cedar Health Research for Innovative Strategies for Diverse Outcomes in Clinical Trials: The Art and Science of Inclusive Recruitment
  • Erie Retina Research for Maximizing Community Clinics to Foster Clinical Research Participant Access and Diversity
  • LSU Health New Orleans for RARE CAMELLIAS (viRtual plAtfoRm to improvE Cancer cAre, coMmunity outrEach and cLinicaL trIAl enrollment) Program
  • Research Works INC for Research Works on Wheels: An Innovative Approach to Decentralized Trials
  • Wake Forest University Health Sciences for The Research Paramedic: Utilizing a Novel Staffing Model

The five finalist have been invited to present their innovations at the conference on Monday, April 15th at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT.

Here's a little bit of the thinking behind the awards:

We recognize that the clinical trial industry is filled with individuals and teams who are continuously developing new ideas to more effectively advance clinical research. After each MAGI conference, we receive a lot of feedback about the amazing group of conference attendees and their passion for connecting and sharing innovative ideas. These interactions often inspire attendees to go home and incorporate some of those new ideas into their policies and procedures.

To highlight some of these fantastic ideas we host an annual WCG Innovation Challenge.  Submissions can be novel ideas or the result of a completed project. The WCG Innovation Challenge presents you with the opportunity to showcase your interesting, innovative ideas related to clinical trial site efficiency, increased performance, or quality improvement with a global audience of research professionals.  

Innovations that are selected as finalists by the review panel will be presented to the live MAGI audience in a special Plenary session in New Orleans where the winning innovation will be chosen.

Ideas will be evaluated on novelty, resources to execute, ability to move from ideation to production, and the overall impact on an outcome of efficiency, performance, or quality. Important and innovative ideas don’t have to be complicated.

Submissions will be reviewed by the moderator and the MAGI Steering Committee, to select the finalists chosen for presentation at the meeting.

  • Finalists will have exactly 5 minutes - and not a second more! - to present their solution live during the event. This will be followed by a 5-minute Q&A session with the Steering Committee
  • The live audience will vote on a winner after the presentations.

Finalists selected to present in the WCG Innovation Challenge receive these unique benefits:

  • Becoming a member of the MAGI conference faculty
    • Free conference registration
  • Exclusive presentation showcasing your unique solution
  • Article about your innovation in CenterWatch Weekly, which reaches 220,000 people 

Please direct any questions specific to the WCG Innovation Challenge to

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New Orleans, LA 70130
United States