Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 10th Annual

Protocol Development, Global Site Selection, Feasibility and Site Management  

Improving Outcomes through Patient-Centric Trial Design, Modeling and Execution

February 19-20, 2020


I am pleased to announce CHI’s  Annual “Protocol Development, Global Site Selection, Feasibility and Site Management ” being held February , 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL. The gathering will be part of the 11th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a four-day cluster of events that attracted 2,000 leaders in clinical innovation, operations and research in 2019. Topics to be discussed at the “Protocol Development, Global Site Selection, Feasibility and Site Management ” conference include:  


  • Analyzing the market: Working with stakeholders early on to better identify the patient segment and improve protocol feasibility and planning
  • Employing trial design and protocol development strategies that support study site compliance: Minimize downstream operational challenges with good design
  • Protocol feasibility and clinical trial simulation: Integrating patient advisors and disease community into early planning
  • Integrating early patient insights into protocol development and feasibility
  • Optimizing country selection: Strategies for positioning trials for success using a global footprint
  • Optimizing the site feasibility process: Improving global site feasibility assessment to identify sites that will recruit on time and within budget
  • Understanding your protocol and its burden on your clin ops teams, sites and patients
  • Objective country feasibility and selection: Where are the patients?
  • Data-driven site selection: Understand the number of sites, their probability of success, and the impact of site non-performance
  • Cost-effective techniques for finding high performing sites: High-tech and low-tech solutions to avoid uninterested and low enrolling parties
  • Using data science and technology to design and deliver better clinical trials
  • Digitalization of clinical trials and emerging technology that will make a difference in feasibility, study activation and management: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Re-use of Health Data, Mobile Tech, Wearables
  • Role of Health Systems with EHRs in clinical trial planning and design
  • Utilizing EMRs for protocol feasibility, protocol optimization, recruitment and data-driven trials
  • Re-use of health data to improve study planning and start-up
  • Also, please check out the fourth 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 May 30, 2019.


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: (+1) 541. 482.4709


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K

Ilana Quigley

Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.5457



Companies L-Z

Patty Rose
Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.1349