Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 12th Annual

Protocol Development, Feasibility, and Global Site Selection

Improving Outcomes through Patient-Centric Trial Design, Digital Innovations, Data and Modeling

February 8-9, 2022


Advisory Board:
Oriol Serra Ortiz, Head, Site Intelligence & Site Selection, Study Optimization Global Product Development, Pfizer Inc.
Michelle Shogren, Senior Director Innovation, Pharma R&D Clinical Operations, Bayer HealthCare
Sandra Smyth, Director, Global Feasibility and Site Intelligence, AstraZeneca

KK Rumrill, Head, Site-Facing and Study Optimization Technologies, IQVIA
Chris Hoyle, CEO and Founder, Elite Research Network
Maria Koutsopoulou, Vice President, Clinical Trial Execution, EMD Serono, Inc.


I am pleased to announce CHI’s 12th Annual Protocol Development, Global Site Selection, Feasibility and Site Management, 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 Protocol Development, Global Site Selection, Feasibility and Site Management conference include: 

  • Developing protocols for the new post-COVID world: Multi-center and DCT
  • Planning and deploying hybrid trials by developing truly patient-centric protocols that enable patient choice
  • Building diversity and inclusion (D&I) into your protocol optimization process and site selection
  • Rolling protocols: Lessons learned from vaccine studies
  • Integrating early patient and site insights in protocol development and site selection
  • 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 communities into early planning
  • 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? Leveraging Real-World Data sources?
  • Data-driven site selection and modelling: 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
  • 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
  • Utilizing RWD/RWE and EMRs, and other patient level data sources for protocol feasibility, protocol optimization, recruitment and data-driven trials


*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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