Clinical Trial Conferences for 2024


Navigating the Frontier of Clinical Research: Top Conferences in 2024

In the dynamic landscape of clinical research, where advancements continuously reshape the future of medicine, staying abreast of the latest developments is paramount for professionals in trial operations. As we enter 2024, a pivotal period marked by innovation, the demand for insight within the clinical research community has never been more pronounced. To aid in this pursuit, we’ve curated a comprehensive list of premier clinical trial conferences across the United States and Canada in 2024. This compilation guides professionals seeking to immerse themselves in the latest trends, methodologies, and regulatory insights shaping clinical research.

Covering topics from trial design to regulatory compliance, these conferences offer unparalleled opportunities for networking, learning, and professional growth. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to this community, these gatherings promise invaluable insights and meaningful connections. Join us as we explore the most prestigious and impactful clinical trial conferences of 2024, each poised to illuminate the path forward in pursuing groundbreaking medical advancements.

We’ve compiled a chronological roster of top clinical trial conferences set to unfold throughout North America in 2024, offering unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, education, and professional enrichment.

Clinical Research: Top Conferences in 2024, Quarter 1

16th Annual Outsourcing In Clinical Trials West Coast 2024

February 6-7, 2024 | Burlingame, CA

16th Annual Outsourcing In Clinical Trials West Coast 2024 is organized by Arena International Events Group and will be held from Feb 06 – 07, 2024 at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, California, United States of America.

SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives

February 11-14, 2024 | Orlando, FL + Virtual  

For its 14th edition, the SCOPE Summit will once again go back to the Sunshine State. The event will held in-person and virtually from February 6-9 in Orlando, FL, and will feature 28 conferences, three plenary keynote sessions, the 7th annual Participant Engagement Awards, special cross-department panels, and interactive breakout discussions. Once again this year, those eager to put their swing to the test will be able to participate in the 2nd annual golf tournament. The conference will focus on advancing and implementing innovative solutions for all aspects of clinical trial planning, management, and operations. SCOPE 2022 saw over 2,300 leaders in clinical operations and research attend, and all-conference tracks will feature best practice case studies relevant to experts in clinical operations as well as newcomers to the field. 

Oncology Clinical Trials Conference

March 14-15, 2024 | San Antonio, TX

Goal: The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) recognizes the continuing need for education for Clinical Research Professionals responsible for the activities at the research site or institution. The purpose of this workshop is to assist Research Professionals in improving their skills and their understanding of the responsibilities of conducting oncology clinical research.

Objective: The goal will be accomplished through lectures and practical applications facilitated by clinical research professionals. Information will be presented and discussed regarding the administration of oncology clinical trials according to regulation, guidance, policy and procedure.

Trial Master File Summit 

March 18-20, 2024 | Savannah, GA

The Fierce Trial Master File (TMF) Summit is a pivotal event in clinical document management that you won’t want to miss. It provides valuable opportunities for education, collaboration, and networking with some of the most innovative and experienced minds in the TMF industry. Attendees will gain actionable strategies and useful tools that they can apply to their organizations to improve their clinical document management practices. 

FDA Clinical Trial Requirements Regulations, Compliance and GCP Conference

March 20-21, 2024 | Anaheim, CA

This two-day conference is intended to share information among FDA representatives and the regulatory community. It will facilitate the understanding of regulations, guidelines, and practices, as well as address methods and opportunities to enhance the research professional’s product development experience. The program will focus on the relationships among the FDA and clinical trial staff, investigators, and IRBs. Participants will work through three areas that present challenges to sponsors and investigational sites: FDA clinical research requirements, enhancing success through communication and financial incentives and assuring confidence in clinical research.  

Patients as Partners USA

March 20 – 22, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Patients as Partners program is the only conference in the US that demonstrates how to involve patients throughout the entire medicine development lifecycle to drive greater efficiency in clinical research. 

The conference provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about successful case studies from both pharma R&D and patient organizations regarding engaging patients in clinical research, as well as to gain insights from six FDA agencies on advancing patient involvement in drug development. The event also includes a guided session focused on co-creating solutions to typical barriers that patients face when participating in a clinical trial, and a chance to meet with patients directly to gain their perspectives on clinical trial experiences, challenges, and opportunities for improvement. 

16th Global Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Trials Summit

March 27-28 | Vancouver, BC

With the grand success of the Pharmacovigilance (GPCTS-2023) Series of Conferences in the UK, and USA in consecutive years over the last several years which met with great achievement in Business Conferencing. It’s glad to announce the 16th Global Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Trials Summit (GPCTS-2023) during March 27-28, 2023 Vancouver, Canada with the theme “Present Challenges and Futuristic Scope in Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials”. 16th Global Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Trials Summit (GPCTS-2023) emphasizes how importance and significance can be gauged by the fact that it has made huge advancements over time and is continuing to influence various sectors.

Clinical Research: Top Conferences in 2024, Quarter 2

13th Annual Clinical Trial Supply New England 2024

April 9-10, 2024 | Boston, MA

The must-attend clinical outsourcing event in the Southeast region where industry professionals can encounter a platform to explore new solutions to common issues within their clinical trial.

Elevating clinical trial supply expertise where industry leaders converge, cutting-edge strategies unfold, and the future of research logistics takes center stage

MAGI’s Clinical Research Conference 2024

April 14-17, 2024 | New Orleans, LA  

At the last MAGI conference, participants gathered an average of 10 practical tips to implement in their organizations! Over 600 people (including representatives from over 100 sponsors and CROs) will attend more than 45 sessions offering practical intelligence they can put to use in their work right away. This year’s conference will feature brand new sessions on hot topics, and an innovation challenge where people will present the inventive ideas they’ve come up with related to clinical trial site efficiency, increased performance, or quality improvement. 

Bio-IT World Conference and Expo

April 15-17, 2024 | Boston, MA

The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo is the world’s premier event showcasing the technologies and analytic approaches that solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine. The Event unites a community of leading life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, informatics, and technology experts in the fields of biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and healthcare from around the world. During April 15-17, 2024, our 23rd annual event will once again host the conversations that connect people, ideas, and opportunities that are advancing research and innovation. Join your colleagues for updates from inspiring keynotes, more than 200 presentations, and 3 days of interactive discussion.

HYBRID & FULL DECENTRALIZED TRIALS: Break Through The Barriers To Success

April 16-17, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA

  • Uncover the contributions of ethics and technology in governing, approving, and implementing DCTs
  • Learn how your clinical peers are identifying a patient-centric middle ground
  • Understand the role of non-profit Consortiums – Working to involve industry in hybrid and full DCTs
  • Unpick the challenges of frontier-based trials, and their complexities and dive into the realities of working in rural areas as a site
  • Take away modern solutions that broaden clinical trial participant diversity, equity and inclusion

13th Annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southeast 2024

April 16-17, 2024 | Durham/Raleigh Research Triangle, NC

This is the leading industry event in the Southeast for outsourcing specialists that brings together industry leaders, solution providers and professionals into the same rooms, allowing them to interact in ways which can simplify processes and maximize their efforts to get drugs to patients in a timely fashion.

11th Annual Clinical Trials in Oncology West Coast 2024

April 23-24, 2024 | San Fransico, CA

The West Coast Oncology event is coming back for the 11th year in Burlingame, CA on 23rd – 24th April 2024. Expanding with a significant range of hot topics on trial diversity, reframing complex oncology trials, patient centricity and decentralized trials; our 2024 event introduces a brand new second stream focusing on patient recruitment and engagement.

15th Clinical Trials Strategic Summit 2024

May 1-2, 2024 | Boston MA

The 15th Clinical Trials Strategic Summit (CTSS) provides a forum for innovative ideas to meet actionable implementation. CTSS guides Clinical Trials with strategic agility, allowing you to manage evolving areas with foresight and innovation. This Summit captures the core of panel discussions led by industry leaders, one-to-one meetings, an immersive display of cutting-edge solutions, innovative keynote presentations, dedicated networking hours, and insightful speakers and poster sessions. CTSS welcomes you to embark on a transformative journey that will equip you to lead the evolution of clinical trials with precision and skill.

17th Annual Device Research & Regulatory Conference

May 2-3, 2024 | Nashville, TN

An annual event hosted in Nashville, Tennessee, as we gather device professionals for expert insights on medical device design, clinical trials, data analysis, quality, regulatory processes, and post-market management. This conference also offers attendees a main program preceded by a half-day device basics pre-conference workshop. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the latest in device research!

Association of Clinical Research Professionals Meeting & Expo

May 3-6, 2024 | Anaheim, CA

The ACRP Meeting & Expo is uniquely focused on supporting the professional growth and development of individuals conducting clinical trials through education, exchange, and peer-to-peer engagement. The 2024 instalment brings the clinical research community together to learn the practical strategies, best practices, and creative solutions needed to ensure quality and integrity in the clinical research process  

 Society for Clinical Trials 45th Annual Meeting

May 19-22, 2024 | Boston, MA 

The 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials will bring experts from academia, the pharmaceutical and device industries, government agencies, medical groups and clinical research entities together. This year’s event theme will be “Championing High-quality Evidence to Optimize Human Health”. Don’t miss it!  


June 3-6 | San Diego, CA

The BIO International Convention attracts 15,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. We bring together a wide spectrum of life science and applications, including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology, and cell therapy.

Conducting Clinical Trials in Canada 2024

June 13-14, 2024 | Toronto, ON

Goal: The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) recognizes the continuing need for education for Clinical Research Professionals responsible for the activities at the research site or institution. The purpose of this workshop is to assist Research Professionals in improving their skills and their understanding of the responsibilities of conducting clinical research in Canada.

Objective: The goal will be accomplished through lectures and practical applications facilitated by clinical research professionals. Information will be presented and discussed regarding the administration of clinical trials according to Health Canada Regulations and International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines as well as practical procedures and site/sponsor / CRO relationships.

DIA 2023 Global Annual Meeting

June 16-20, 2024 | San Diego, CA  

The DIA Global Annual Meeting will cover timely and practical topics catered to clinical trial scientists and statisticians who develop new drugs and biologics. The unique open discussion forum brings together voices from the industry, academia, patient advocacy, and regulatory agencies who will have the chance to engage in dialogue with one another. Watch and join in as the audience collaboratively explores real-world applications of innovative approaches and solutions for statistical challenges surrounding the design and analysis of clinical trials.    

Clinical Research: Top Conferences in 2024, Quarter 3

13th Annual Clinical Trials in Oncology East Coast 2024

July 9-10, 2024 | Boston, MA

Arena International is delighted to announce Clinical Trials in Oncology East Coast will take place in Boston in July 2024! Bringing together clinical operations experts from oncology pharma and biotech sponsor companies on the East Coast alongside technology vendors, CROs and patient advocates, will provide a perfect platform to uncover new technologies, processes and solutions to operational challenges when running an oncology trial.

2nd Annual Clinical Data Management Innovation 2024

September 10-11 | San Francisco, CA

The 2nd Annual Clinical Data Management Innovation will take place on 10th-11th September 2024.

This event has been exclusively designed for cutting-edge clinical data & analytics leaders and will focus on designing your clinical data strategy, leveraging data analytics to maximize the use of your data, and using data effectively when preparing for regulatory submission. Topics will include working with sites to make data entry and collection as easy as possible, the uses of real-world evidence, and understanding the regulatory environment surrounding clinical data.

Co-located with our Clinical Trials in Rare Diseases conference, we will also include sessions on using limited data sets in rare disease and orphan drug trials, and how to make your data work for you in trials with reduced numbers of participants.

2nd Annual Clinical Trials in Rare Diseases 2024

September 10-11 | San Francisco, CA

The 2nd Annual Clinical Trials in Rare Diseases will take place on 10th-11th September 2024.

This event will explore the challenges in clinical trials for orphan drugs and rare diseases, bringing together clinical operations professionals from across multiple therapeutic areas to discuss common obstacles and solutions. We will explore the benefits of early planning and engagement with regulatory authorities, the importance of working closely with patients and patient advocacy groups, recruiting and retaining patients for rare disease studies, and much more.

Co-located with our Clinical Data Management Innovation conference, we will have sessions specifically on data management within rare disease settings, how to make the most of limited data sets, and how real-world evidence can support data for your rare disease and orphan drug clinical trials.

Mobile Tech in Clinical Trials

September 16, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA

The successful use of mobile technologies in clinical trials requires a positive experience from both patients and sites. The 10th annual conference helped R&D operation executives support more patients remotely and understand where these technologies will and won’t work to ensure full patient and site support while managing valuable data.

17th Annual Clinical Trial Supply West Coast 2024

September 17-18 | San Francisco, CA

The 2024 programme of the Clinical Trial Supply West Coast will offer fresh insight into the latest regulatory updates, global clinical supply chains, advanced technologies such as remote and hybrid trials, Artificial Intelligence, and more. With presentations, roundtables, and panel discussions on all the hottest industry trends and supply chain challenges, the 2-day event promises to provide the industry with an unmissable opportunity to learn and network to help them succeed post-Covid.

Biotech Week Boston

September 23-26, 2024 | Boston, MA  

Biotech Week Boston is dedicated to accelerating the business of biotechnology through new ideas, science, technology, and partnerships to make a positive impact on patient health. You’ll find thought leaders and potential partners who can help drive you closer to success. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to meet with those who are shaping our industry’s future, from researchers and investors to CEOs and founders. 

12th Annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southern California 2024

September 24-25, 2024 | San Diego, CA

Arena International is delighted to announce Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southern California 2024 will be returning to San Diego!

For this year’s event, the conference will be focused on interactive discussions to provide insight into the current major operational issues with running clinical trials in the coming years.

Don’t miss out on this year’s two-streamed agenda; join us in 2024.

Fierce Clinical Summit

September 25-27, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA 

Now in its 13th year, ExL’s Proactive GCP Compliance conference continues to act as the annual forum for senior-level clinical quality and clinical operations executives to gather, learn and discuss strategies to achieve and maintain global GCP compliance. With the development of decentralized clinical trials, ensuring clinical quality is becoming more challenging. The event will equip you with practical tools and best practices to apply risk management methodologies throughout the clinical research lifecycle while keeping up with emerging trends and innovations in the field. 

SOCRA’s 2024 Annual Conference

September 28-29 | Las Vegas, NV

Join over 1,000 of your colleagues at SOCRA’s Annual Conference! Each year, SOCRA gathers clinical research professionals from around the world. Immerse yourself in this three-day conference filled with current information, essential tools, best practices, and comprehensive training to ensure your clinical research practice remains up-to-date and compliant. The program boasts expert-led academic sessions, interactive workshops, ample networking opportunities, a peer-driven poster session, and an engaging exhibit program.

Clinical Research: Top Conferences in 2024, Quarter 4

Disruptive Technologies For Clinical Trials

October 8, 2024 | Boston, MA
Leveraging technology within clinical trials has proven to reduce errors by 50% whilst improving efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.
However, a lack of expertise, limited patient access to technology, and cybersecurity risks are just some of the challenges that must be addressed to fully realize the potential of technology-enabled clinical trials.
Join clinical trial technology leads in October to uncover how you can embrace emerging technology to drive innovation, optimize patient outcomes, and accelerate data collection.

16th Annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials New England 2024

October 23-24, 2024 | Boston, MA
This year’s Outsourcing in Clinical Trials New England event will boast 3 tracks on Clinical Operations and Outsourcing, Clinical Technology and Innovation, and Patient Recruitment and Engagement, meaning for anyone involved in the operational aspects of running a clinical trial, there truly is something for everyone.

22nd Annual Clinical Trial Supply East Coast 2024

November 5-6, 2024 | King of Prussia, PA
The conference covers all things CTS from reducing timelines and streamlining processes to handling clinical supplies in a decentralized trial world. Our expert panel will deliver case studies, thought leadership pieces, interactive panels and roundtable discussions.

CTO Conference 2024

November 6-8, 2024
The CTO Clinical Trials Conference is a leading Canadian forum to drive innovation in clinical trials, including leaders from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, academic and healthcare leaders, representatives from patient groups, health charities and research institutions. This annual event provides a unique opportunity for members of our multi-stakeholder sector to collaborate, exchange knowledge and advance clinical trials.

AMIA 2024 Annual Symposium

November 9 – 13, 2024 | San Francisco, CA
The AMIA 2024 Annual Symposium will focus on cutting-edge research around five main areas: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics. Attendees can expect to learn about the latest developments in areas such as data privacy, clinical decision support tools, phenotyping, and natural language processing. The conference welcomes students, educators, and researchers from academia as well as the industry who will all benefit from learning about the newest informatics developments. 


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