Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 12th Annual

Patient Engagement and Retention through Communities and Technology

Empowering a Diverse Participant Population through Stakeholder Groups and Digital Solutions

February 9-10, 2022


Advisory Board:
Brendan O'Neill, Senior Director Patient Recruitment Programs, Clinical Development & Operations & Global Product Development, Pfizer
Kafayat Babajide, MBA, Associate Director, Patient Portals, Janssen
Kimberly Richardson, Trial Volunteer & Patient Advocate, Patient Centered Outcomes in Cancer Research
Laurie Myers, Director, Global Health Literacy, Merck & Co Inc
Alicia Staley, MBA, Trial Volunteer & Cancer Survivor; Senior Director, Patient Engagement, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company
Lori Abrams, Executive Director, Patient Advocacy & Diversity, WCG


I am pleased to announce CHI’s 12th Annual Patient Engagement, Enrollment and Retention through Communities and Technology, being held February 9-10, 2022, at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. The gathering will be part of the 13th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a four-day cluster of events taking place February 7-10 that attracts more than 2,200 leaders in clinical innovation, operations and research. Topics to be discussed will include: 

  • Traditional, Hybrid and Decentralized Trials: Implementing truly patient-centric trials now
  • Choosing and integrating the new patient-facing technologies that were "nice-to-haves" but are must-haves in the clinical research world post-COVID
  • How to bring awareness and accessibility to diverse and underserved patient populations?
  • How to educate and motivate HCPs to be ongoing clinical trial referrers?
  • The digital trial and patient: Empowering patients through a fully digitalized experience
  • Mapping the clinical research journey to better design trials and connect to your customers: Learning from patients and their communities
  • Prioritizing the patient perspective through behavioral economics: Designing telehealth, digital health tools, and patient portals around how people actually behave
  • Clinical trial diversity and inclusion (D&I) for effective and ethical patient-focused drug development
  • Case Study: Measuring the impact of patient engagement/insights in your development plans
  • Improving the consent/e-Consent process: Creating an interactive educational experience for prospective participants and caregivers
  • Join the new influencers: Engaging patient opinion leaders (POL), patient advocacy groups, influencers, social networks
  • 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?
  • Are sponsors supportive of sponsoring virtual communities for participant engagement in trials?
  • Are we making the patient journey easier/harder with travel/reimbursement services?
  • Case Study: Study participants working directly with the study team throughout planning and execution
  • Can participants be promoters of clinical research like they were for COVID?


*Also, please check out the Participant Engagement Award in honor of Gerald “Jerry” Matczak and the Masters in Clinical Research Golf Tournament.

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


The deadline for priority consideration is July 23, 2021.


All proposals are subject to review by session chairpersons and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 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

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 541-482-4709



For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K

Ilana Quigley

Sr. Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-5457



Companies L-Z

Patty Rose

Sr. Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-1349


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