Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 14th Annual

Enrollment Planning and Patient Recruitment

Predicting and Ensuring Diverse Enrollment through Data, Patient-Facing Tech, Digital Outreach and Creative Engagement

February 8-9, 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 14th Annual Enrollment Planning and Patient Recruitment conference, being held February 8-9, 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 at the Enrollment Planning and Patient Recruitment conference include: 

  • Building diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) into our trial design and ops
  • The impact of COVID: How Decentralized Clinical Trials can increase patient recruitment and diversity
  • Being opportune: COVID has accelerated trial exposure, how do we capitalize on this?
  • Hybrid Trials and patient choice: Design and operational challenges of flexible options for patients to support recruitment
  • Predicting and ensuring diverse enrollment by integrating patient-centric initiatives into your early strategy and planning
  • Privacy/security/data protection in the enrollment and retention process
  • Developing and executing a digital strategy for engagement, enrollment and retention
  • Creating a stakeholder feedback loop to drive retention and recruitment
  • The “Behavioral Economics” of patient engagement in clinical trials: Understanding patient need and behavior to make informed decisions in enrollment planning
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for patient recruitment: Everyone is talking about it, is anyone doing it?
  • Harnessing the newest opportunities in online social networks, "influencers", disease communities, EMRs, and RWD to support decision making
  • Consent and eConsent: Where and how to optimize the consent/e-consent process to ensure enrollment and retention
  • Diverse Patient Advisory Boards: Understanding the unique challenges earlier in the development process 


*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: 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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