SCOPE’s Clinical Research Leadership Forum Cancelled

In light of evolving updates and concerns around the coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel SCOPE’s Clinical Research Leadership Forum.

SCOPE events are always a great opportunity to bring the clinical research ecosystem together and advance the field. We are so disappointed to have to make this call, but feel it is the best way to move forward. We thank all of our stakeholders for their support in these uncertain times, and hope to work with all of you again in the future.

About the Forum

From the producers of SCOPE—Summit for Clinical Ops Executives—comes CHI’s and SCOPE’s Clinical Research Leadership Forum to be held August 24-25, 2020 at the beautiful Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Hear from an international group of clinical research innovators, trial designers, clin ops leaders, R&D heads and technologists from pharma, biotech, medical device companies, advocacy organizations, disease communities, regulators and academia for the perfect blend of high-quality presentations and intimate networking. Through case studies, interactive panels and roundtable breakout discussions and an active exhibit hall, the summit delivers the real-world experiences and best practices needed to optimize clinical trial innovation, planning and management. It is an executive forum by and for clinical research executives responsible for driving and implementing innovation in their organizations. Please plan to join us in La Jolla for this special executive gathering this summer…bring your colleagues and your family!

Coverage Includes:

Drug development strategy on an organizational and cross-industry level

Designing and executing a successful development program: Showcases

Drug development strategy and operations for novel modalities

Digitalization and automation of clinical trials and emerging technology: artificial intelligence, machine learning, RWD, mobile tech, wearables, digital twin

Case studies on successful disruption in both large and small organizations

Strategies in decision making, from analytics to emotional intelligence, and the impact on the R&D organization

Separating hype from reality in blockchain, AI, digital health and other hot areas

Patient-centric trials: Integrating the voice of the patient, enabling virtual trials, and exploring global home health nursing

Data Privacy best practices and balancing benefits to open data sharing

Leveraging RWE to advance innovative trial design, execution, data collection, and integration

Risk mitigation in vendor selection, contracting, onboarding, and oversight on a global scale

Driving meaningful adoption "beyond the pilot": Implementing and achieving innovation in an organization

Centers of Excellence (CoC) and Hubs to drive internal and external innovation in clinical research

Key clinical research markets and considerations: China, India, and Latin America

Scientific Advisory Board

Ken Getz

Ken Getz, MBA
Deputy Director, Research Professor (PHCM), Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

Kyle Holen

Kyle Holen, MD
Head, Development Design Center, Research & Development, AbbVie

Charlotte Jones-Burton

Charlotte Jones-Burton, MD
Vice President, Global Clinical Development, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Joseph Kim

Joseph Kim, MBA
Sr Advisor, Digital Health Office, Translational Technology & Innovation, Eli Lilly

Jacob LaPorte

Jacob LaPorte, PhD
Co-Founder & Global Head of The BIOME by Novartis & Co-Founder/Advisor of digital health start-ups

Jason LaRoche

Jason LaRoche
Leader, Janssen Clinical Innovation

Craig Lipset

Craig Lipset, MBA
Former Head, Clinical Innovation, Pfizer; Venture Partner, Boston Millennia Partners (BMP) & FundRx; Advisor, People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF)

John Oidtman

John Oidtman
SVP, Head of Global Clinical Operations, EMD Serono, Inc.

Suzanne Pryor-Tillotson

Suzanne Pryor-Tillotson
Strategic Initiatives Lead at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Hotel & Travel Information

Forum Venue and Hotel:
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: 858-558-1500

Room Rate: $179s/d + $15.00 resort fee
Res Cutoff: July 24, 2020


Connect with Us

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:


Ilana Quigley
Senior Business Development Manager
T: 781.972.5457
M: 857-636-2334


Patty Rose
Senior Business Development Manager
T: 781.972.1349
M: 781.227.4906

For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact:

Micah Lieberman
Executive Director, Conferences

Marina Filshtinsky, M.D.
Executive Director, Conferences

Kaitlin Searfoss Kelleher
Senior Conference Director