Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 3rd Annual

Patient-Centric Enrollment Planning and Engagement

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

14-15 October 2020


We are pleased to announce production of Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Patient-Centric Enrollment Planning and Engagement: Patient Insights, Patient-Facing Tech, Analytics, and Outreach to Improve Patient Recruitment being held 14-15 October 2020 at the Hotel Barceló Sants in Barcelona, Spain. Patient recruitment and up-front enrollment planning are critical to drug development programs and if not adequately planned for or properly executed can extend your development timeline by a number of years. Clinical researchers, clinical innovation leaders and study teams are working hard to better identify, understand and engage patients. Developing both a patient-centric culture and systems 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, 5 conferences 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 2020. Topics to be discussed at the Patient-Centric Enrollment Planning and Engagement conference include:

  • Improving enrollment planning and patient recruitment in Europe and beyond: Case studies on successful disruption
  • Achieving a patient-centric approach to study design and enrollment operations with digital outreach, direct-to-patient models, and real-world patient data
  • How can we engage patients and encourage participation in clinical trials through traditional methods, community-based outreach, social media and technology?
  • Benefits and actual steps to sharing clinical trial data directly with patients
  • eConsent as both an ethical imperative and efficiency driver: Successful deployments and metrics
  • Choosing where, when and how to deploy electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA) and electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO) to improve data quality, regulatory compliance and accelerated clinical development
  • Utilizing existing health data and EMRs to improve patient recruitment
  • Accessing multiple patient data sources and using real-world data (RWD) to plan eligibility criteria and enhance recruitment
  • Applying clinical analytics and tech in a highly regulated landscape to improve trial planning/recruitment
  • Patient engagement, enrollment and retention through communities, care givers, patients/patient advocates, patient surveys and social networks
  • 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, re-use of health data, mobile tech, wearables

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a speaking proposal for review by 20 March 2020.

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.

The deadline for priority consideration is 20 March 2020.

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
Senior Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.5457

Companies L-Z:

Patty Rose
Senior 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