Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 6th Annual

Enrollment Planning, Participant Engagement and Recruitment

Improve Speed and Diversity of Patient Recruitment in Hybrid and Decentralized Trials

17-18 October 2023


We are pleased to announce production of Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s “Enrollment Planning, Participant Engagement and Recruitment: P Improve Speed and Diversity of Patient Recruitment in Hybrid and Decentralized Trials” being held 17-18 October 2023 at the InterContinental Barcelona-Fira Center in Barcelona, Spain.


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 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 a diverse set of 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, 4 conference programs 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 2023. Topics to be discussed at the “Enrollment Planning, Participant Engagement and Recruitment” conference program include:


  • Engagement, recruitment, and retention strategies to thrive in a decentralized/hybrid model
  • Strategies for patient-centric trial planning and digital patient engagement in hybrid and decentralized (DCT) trials
  • Integrating patient-centric initiatives and patient insights into your early strategy and planning
  • DE&I Case Studies: 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, analytics and simulation to better model and predict enrollment
  • Digitalization of clinical trials and emerging technology that will make a difference in recruitment: Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, re-use of health data, patient-facing tech, wearables, AR/VR


If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.

The deadline for priority consideration is 17 March, 2023.


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)

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-I:
Ilana Quigley
Assistant Sales Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Companies J-Q
Jon Stroup
Sr. Manger, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Companies R-Z:
Patty Rose
Sales Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

For media and association partnerships, please contact:
Rich Handy
Senior Director, Marketing
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)