Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 5th Annual

Enrollment Planning, Participant Engagement and Recruitment

Patient Insights, Patient-Facing Tech, and Analytics to Predict and Improve Patient Recruitment

3-4 October 2022


We are pleased to announce production of Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Enrollment Planning, Participant Engagement, and Recruitment: Patient Insights, Patient-Facing Tech, and Analytics to Predict and Improve Patient Recruitment being held 3-4 October 2022, at the InterContinental Barcelona-Fira Center in Barcelona, Spain. SCOPE Europe will be a hybrid conference in 2022, serving both in-person and virtual attendees.


Clinical researchers, clinical innovation leaders, and study teams are working hard to better identify, understand, and engage a diverse patient population. At the same time, the biopharma industry is embracing the new reality of hybrid, decentralized, remote trials, and direct-to-patient models being both friendlier to the customer, our trial participants, and often more efficient. However, there are key challenges to developing both a patient-centric culture and systems in this new set of modalities, both of which are key to enrolling and retaining patients throughout the life of a clinical trial. There are strategies, new technologies, and techniques to empower patients, improve outreach, and better match trials to the patients who need them.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, four 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 2022. Topics to be discussed at the Enrollment Planning, Participant Engagement and Recruitment conference track include:


  • Lessons learned from COVID on patient recruitment: Strategies to thrive in a decentralized/hybrid model
  • Developing and executing a digital strategy for engagement, enrollment, and retention in hybrid trials
  • Strategies for patient-centric trial planning and digital patient engagement
  • Integrating patient-centric initiatives and patient insights into your early strategy and planning
  • Harnessing the newest opportunities in online social networks, "influencers," disease communities, EMRs, and Big Data to support decision making
  • Utilizing social listening, search advertising, mobile optimization, chatbots, and social media for improved patient identification and recruitment
  • Consent and eConsent: Where and how to optimize the consent/e-consent process to ensure enrollment and retention
  • Recruitment of minority patients and special populations to ensure diversity in your trial population
  • Achieving a patient-centric approach to study design and enrollment operations with digital outreach, direct-to-patient (DTP) models, and real-world patient data
  • Utilizing data and analytics to better model and predict enrollment
  • EU data protection and privacy legislation’s impact on patient recruitment tools and tactics; how to share data across Europe (EMRs, interoperability, standardization)
  • Digitalization of clinical trials and emerging technology that will make a difference in recruitment: artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, reuse of health data, patient-facing tech, wearables


If you are interested in presenting, please submit a speaking proposal for review.


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’s 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.


For more details on the conference, please contact:

&Micah Lieberman

Executive Director, Conferences

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 541.482.4709



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



Companies L-Z:

Patty Rose

Sr. Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.1349



For media and association partnerships, please contact:

Rich Handy

Senior Director, Marketing

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.5456