Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 11th Annual

Improving Study Start-Up and Performance in Site-Centered and Hybrid Trials

Strategically Implementing Process, Tech and Systems for Rapid Study Start-Up in all Paradigms of the Post-COVID World

March 3-4, 2021


I am pleased to announce CHI’s 11th Annual Improving Study Start-Up and Performance in Site-Centered and Hybrid Trials being held March 3-4, 2021 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. The gathering will be part of the 12th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a four-day cluster of events that attracted 2,200 leaders in clinical innovation, operations and research in 2020. Topics to be discussed at the Improving Study Start-Up and Performance in Site-Centered and Hybrid Trials conference include:


  • Decentralized trials and how to accelerate them in the post-COVID world
  • Future state of hybrid trials due to COVID-19: Planning for and enabling smooth start-up in site-centered, decentralized and hybrid trials
  • Improving the study feasibility process, contract and budget negotiations, site selection and payments
  • Optimizing site, CRO, and sponsor interactions to improve study activation and 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 patients, clin ops teams, sites and caregivers
  • 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 Participant Engagement Award in honor of Gerald “Jerry” Matczak, the SCOPE Scientific Symposium (SSS), 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.


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 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 Email:


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-O

Ilana Quigley

Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.5457



Companies P-Z

Patty Rose Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.1349 Email: