Cambridge Healthtech Institute presents

Patient-Centric Enrollment Planning and Engagement

Utilizing New Technology, Analytics and Outreach to Improve Patient Recruitment

17-18 September 2019



Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce production of Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Patient-Centric Enrollment Planning And Engagement: Utilizing New Technology, Analytics and Outreach to Improve Patient Recruitment being held 17-18 September 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona-Fira Center 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 and study teams are working hard to better identify, understand, and engage patients. Developing both a patient-centric culture and systems is 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, 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 Patient-Centric Enrollment Planning And Engagementconference track include:

  • Improving enrollment planning and patient recruitment in Europe
  • Operationalizing patient centricity (where are we and where are we going, use of technology, engagement of patients, working with caregivers in clinical trials)
  • How can we encourage participation in clinical trials through traditional methods, community-based outreach and with social media and technology?
  • Achieving a patient-centric approach to study design and enrollment operations
  • Utilizing existing health data and EMRs to improve patient recruitment
  • Applying clinical analytics & 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
  • Leveraging data and analytics for enrollment planning and trial execution
  • EU data protection and privacy legislation’s impact on patient recruitment tools and tactics; how to share data across Europe (EMRs, interoperability, standardization)

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