Cambridge Healthtech Institute presents

Analytics-Driven Feasibility, Site Selection and Study Activation

Improving Protocol Development, Global Site Selection, Feasibility and Site Management

17-18 September 2019



Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce production of Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Analytics-Driven Feasibility, Site Selection And Study Activation: Improving Protocol Development, Global Site Selection, Feasibility and Site Management being held 17-18 September 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona-Fira Center in Barcelona, Spain. Analytics and data-driven global site selection, an optimized protocol development and feasibility assessment process, and effective site management are critical to improving clinical trial timelines and outcomes. Too often companies fail to learn from past mistakes and take the same approach to trial planning and execution. In order to overcome challenges in clinical trial planning, operations and site management leaders should learn from the best practices of their peers, utilize multiple data sources and technology to support decision making, and improve communication and relationships between sites, CROs, and sponsors. 

The gathering will be part of the Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE) Europe, a two-day event made up of shared plenary keynotes from biopharma thought leaders, five conference tracks focused on specific issues and functions within the clin ops, innovation and research enterprise, informal and interactive breakout discussion groups, and networking. Please see the overall program map below for 2019. Topics to be discussed at the Analytics-Driven Feasibility, Site Selection And Study Activationconference track include:

  • Improving protocol development, global site selection, feasibility and site management
  • Navigating the European landscape for clinical research: varying regulations, costs, languages, pricing
  • Optimizing data sources for clinical trial planning and design
  • New European Directive’s impacts on submission strategies and timelines
  • Achieving trial success through data, technology and analytics
  • Digitalization of clinical trials and emerging technology that will make a difference in feasibility, study activation and management: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Re-use of Health Data, Mobile Tech, Wearables
  • Role of Health Systems with EHRs in clinical trial planning and design
  • Utilizing EMRs for protocol feasibility, protocol optimization, recruitment and data-driven trials
  • Re-use of health data to improve study planning and start-up
  • Improving site-study activation and performance
  • Building alliances with hospitals and networks to improve trial performance

We are looking for actual implementation stories and lessons learned, not theoretical talks. Co-presentations featuring speakers from different departments involved in the project are encouraged.

Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulators and those from academic /hospital centers. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

Deadline for submission is 28 February 2019.

Submit a speaker proposal using the online submission form.


For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact:
Micah Lieberman
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 541.482.4709
Email: mlieberman@healthtech.com

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K:
Ilana Quigley
Sr. Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.5457
Email: iquigley@healthtech.com

Companies L-Z:
Patty Rose
Sr. Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.1349
Email: prose@healthtech.com

For media and association partnerships, please contact:
Rich Handy
Senior Director, Marketing
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.5456
Email: rhandy@healthtech.com