Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 6th Annual

Improving Site-Study Activation and Performance

Strategically Implementing Process and Systems for Rapid Study Start-Up and Improved Site-CRO-Sponsor Interactions

February 20-21, 2019


I am pleased to announce CHI’s 6th Annual Improving Site-Study Activation and Performance being held February 20-21, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL. The gathering will be part of the 10th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a four-day cluster of events that attracted 1,800 leaders in clinical operations and research in 2018. Topics to be discussed at the Improving Site-Study Activation and Performance conference include:


  • Improving the study feasibility process, site selection, and contract and budget negotiations
  • Optimizing Site, CRO, and Sponsor interactions to improve study activation and site performance
  • Virtual Trials & Remote Trials: What is the future of truly patient-centric trials, and how do we do this now?
  • Improving clinical study planning and modeling through patient-centric initiatives: Virtual trials, online patient recruitment, ePRO, social media, mHealth
  • Cost differentiators in protocol feasibility/planning and rescue study programs
  • Understanding your protocol and its burden on your clin ops teams, sites and patients
  • Centralized and de-centralized approaches for accelerating study start-up
  • Opportunities where simplification of complex study activation processes can help in starting up sites 
  • Overcoming challenges in clinical operations and site management: Innovative approaches to ensure compliance and improve quality
  • Identifying the right investigators for your study and then implementing a process for effective communication
  • Driving innovation in study start-up: Optimizing processes, training leaders and leveraging technology
  • e-Consent (EICF) implementation lessons learned by study experts
  • Why are there barriers to the adoption of innovative processes and technologies at sites?
  • Also, please check out the third annual Participant Engagement Award, in honor of Gerald “Jerry” Matczak


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


The deadline for priority consideration is June 22, 2018.


All proposals are subject to review by session chairmen and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be 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: 541.482.4709


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-O

Ilana Quigley

Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: 781.972.5457



Companies P-Z

Patty Rose
Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.1349



Premier Sponsors







PRA Health Sciences


Syneos Health