Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 7th Annual

Improving Study Start-Up, Site Activation and Trial Performance  

Strategically Implementing Process, Tech and Systems for Rapid Study Start-Up and Improved Site-CRO-Sponsor Interactions

February 20-21, 2020


I am pleased to announce CHI’s  Annual “Improving Study Start-Up, Site Activation and Trial Performance” 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 “Improving Study Start-Up, Site Activation and Trial Performance” conference include:  


  • Improving the study feasibility process, site selection, and contract and budget negotiations
  • Optimizing Site, CRO, and Sponsor interactions to improve study activation and site performance
  • Virtual Trials & Remote Trials: What is the future of truly patient-centric trials and how do we do this now?
  • Improving clinical study planning and modeling through patient-centric initiatives: Virtual trials, online patient recruitment, ePRO, social media, mHealth
  • Cost differentiators in protocol feasibility/planning and rescue study programs
  • Understanding your protocol and its burden on your clin ops teams, sites and patients
  • Centralized and de-centralized approaches for accelerating study start-up
  • Opportunities where simplification of complex study activation processes can help in starting up sites
  • Overcoming challenges in clinical operations and site management: Innovative approaches to ensure compliance and improve quality
  • Identifying the right investigators for your study and then implementing a process for effective communication
  • Driving innovation in study start-up: Optimizing processes, training leaders and leveraging technology
  • e-Consent (EICF) implementation lessons learned by study experts
  • Why are there barriers to the adoption of innovative processes and technologies at sites?
  • Also, please check out the third 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