Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Third Annual  

Patient Engagement, Enrollment and Retention through Communities and Technology: 

Patient Centric Approaches to Optimize Clinical Trial Participation
February 24-25, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Miami | Miami, FL  


Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce production of CHI’s 3rd Annual Patient Engagement, Enrollment and Retention through Communities and Technologybeing held February 24-25, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, FL. 

The gathering will be part of the 7th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a three-day cluster of events that attracted 900 leaders in clinical operations and research in February 2015. Topics to be discussed at the Patient Engagement, Enrollment and Retention through Communities and Technology conference include:

  • Using effective interventions that combine multiple techniques to help patients manage under increasingly complex protocols 
  • Promoting adherence and improving data integrity with existing trail sample size through proactive patient engagement
  • Social networks: Their origins, applications and pitfalls
  • Patient Engagement 2.0: Inspiring trial participation with patient engagement though design, tech, social and advocacy  
  • Developing a data-driven strategy for social media and participation in online communities: Understanding the data and interaction to enable the collation and practical application of big data
  • Join the new influencers: Engaging patient opinion leaders (POL), patient advocacy groups, social networks
  • Patient groups: The key to clinical research and successful clinical trials
  • Utilizing Social Listening for improved patient identification, understanding and engagement
  • Measuring the effectiveness and costs of traditional and new media direct-to-patient outreach strategies: What is working? Where is the ROI?
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Disease Registries: Understanding the power of a pro-active patient community
  • Lessons learned from specific challenges in enrollment planning and retention in various therapeutic areas
  • Plan B: A-traditional, far-out patient retention strategies that will still pass your legal team’s review
  • Cloud-based platforms: Does increasing communication with your sites result in improved patient enrollment and retention? Or is it all talk?

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

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 CHI 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 June 26, 2015.

SCOPE 2015 Wrap-Up 

Held February 24-26, 2015, in Orlando, Florida, the 6th Annual SCOPE Summit gathered more than 900 industry leaders, an attendance increase of 30% from 2014, for three stimulating days of in-depth discussions covering important issues in clinical trial planning and management. With 12 different conference tracks, a Clinical Informatics News Best Practices Awards and three plenary keynote sessions, SCOPE offered advances and innovative solutions in all aspects of clinical trial management and operations, including Data Integration, Feasibility, Site Selection and Management, Patient Engagement, Recruitment and Retention, Mobile Tech, Project Management, Forecasting, Quality (QbD) in Trial Conduct, Risk-Based Monitoring, Post-Marketing Studies, and Pharmacovigilance. The impressive executive audience at SCOPE came together for invaluable networking opportunities with more than 70% of the attendees titled as Executives from leading Pharma (24%), CRO (31%), and Biotech companies (20%). Industry leaders and key decision makers representing 13 different countries and more than 360 unique organizations shared case studies, collaborated on best practices and provided unique perspectives on poignant issues that the field currently faces.

For Further Information 

For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact:

Micah Lieberman
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 541.482.4709

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Ilana Quigley
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5457

For media and association partnerships, please contact:

Rich Handy
Senior Director, Marketing
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5456