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The Top 22 Clinical Trial Conferences of 2023



As the clinical trials market continues to grow, so do industry events. Whether it’s to meet your next big client, form your next partnership, grow your skills, or get advice from peers, you may be tempted to attend a few clinical trials conferences in 2023. However, you may be wondering which ones to choose from among the hundreds of conferences scattered across the globe. 

We’re here to help! As a leading technology vendor in the life science space, we regularly exhibit, present and advise at clinical trials conferences. We’ve also seen and attended our fair share of fantastic (and not so fantastic) industry events. To make sure you get the best return for your time and money, we’ve listed the top conferences to attend in 2023 – virtual, in-person and hybrid. 

Due to the popularity of this article, we wanted to ensure the information we had written was still relevant. We've gone through our list and removed some events that won't be running in 2023 and added new events that we think you might like to attend this year!  


Fully Virtual Conferences  

1. TMF Week by Montrium 

May 15-19, 2023 | Virtual Event 

Building on the success of the 2022 edition, TMF Week is back in 2023 with even bigger ambitions. For the 5th edition of this wildly anticipated conference, 5,000+ clinical operations & TMF professionals will gather for this week-long, fully virtual event dedicated to all things TMF. More than 25+ industry experts will discuss thought-provoking topics ranging from the future of trial master files to TMF metrics, oversight and quality, operations and processes, regulations, and more. This is a must-attend conference for those who want to learn what’s coming up in the ever-evolving world of TMF, network with leading industry pioneers, and leave inspired. The best part? It’s completely free.  

Learn more about TMF Week here 


Conferences in the United States  

2. Trial Master File Summit  

March 20-22, 2023 | West Palm Beach, FL 

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. 

Learn more about Trial Master File Summit here  

3. SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives 

February 6-9, 2023 | Orlando, FL + Virtual 

See also SCOPE Europe October 17-18, 2023 | Barcelona, Spain   

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 to 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. 

Learn more about SCOPE Summit here 

4. Patients as Partners USA 

March 20 – 22, 2023 | Washington, DC 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, 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. 

Learn more about Patients as Partners USA here 

5. 12thProactive GCP Compliance Summit 

October (exact date TBC), 2023 | Philadelphia, PA + Livestreaming * 

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. 

Learn more about ExL’s Proactive GCP Compliance conference here 

*Dates have not been confirmed.  

6. AMIA 2023 Annual Symposium 

November 11-15, 2023 | New Orleans, LA 

The AMIA 2023 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. 

Learn more about AMIA 2023 Annual Symposium here 

7. FDA Clinical Trial Requirements Regulations, Compliance and GCP Conference 

March 21-22, 2023 | Palm Springs, 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 addressing 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.  

Learn more about FDA Clinical Trial Requirements Regulations, Compliance and GCP Conference here 

8.Association of Clinical Research Professionals Meeting & Expo 

April 28-May 1, 2023 | Dallas, TX 

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 2023 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  

Learn more about ACRP Meeting & Expo here 

9. MAGI's Clinical Research Conference 2023 

May 21-24, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA - East 

October 18-21, 2023 | San Francisco, CA - West 

At the last MAGI conference, participants gathered an average of 10 practical tips to implement in their own 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. 

Learn more about MAGI's Clinical Research Conference 2023 here 

10. BioIT World Conference & Expo 

May 17-18, 2023 | Boston, MA& Virtual Event 

Since its debut in 2002, the Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo has established itself as a premier event showcasing the myriad of IT and informatics applications and enabling technologies that drive biomedical research, drug discovery and development, and clinical and healthcare initiatives. The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo continues to be a vibrant event that unites 3,000+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from more than 30 countries. 

Learn more about BioIT World Conference & Expo here 

11.Society for Clinical Trials 44thAnnual Meeting 

May 21-24, 2023 | Baltimore, MD 

The 44th 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!  

Learn more about Society for Clinical Trials 44th Annual Meeting here 

12. DIA 2023 Global Annual Meeting 

June 25-29, 2023 | Boston, MA 

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.    

Learn more about DIA 2023 Global Annual Meeting here 

13. Biotech Week Boston 

September 18-21, 2023 | 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. 

Learn more about Biotech Week Boston here 

14. Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Series 2023 

March 1-2, 2023 | San Francisco, CA 

May 3-4, 2023 | Barcelona, Spain 

May 9-10, 2023 | Burlingame, CA 

May 23-24, 2023 | King of Prussia, PA 

OCT brings an intellectually driven, two-day program which will include numerous panels, debates, interviews and case-study presentations. Hear from the leading voices in clinical outsourcing who are best situated to answer your questions and provide you the insight you need to maximize your budget and get drugs to patients.  
Learn more about Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Series 2023 here  

15. Clinical Trial Billing & Research Compliance Summit

March 20-23, 2023 | West Palm Beach, FL 

For its 16th edition, the Fierce Clinical Trial Billing & Research Compliance Summit will see clinical trial billing and compliance professionals discuss the tools and strategies they need to stay ahead of their latest challenges. The 3-day conference will address the most critical billing and compliance challenges in clinical trials. The event is a must-attend for professionals from hospitals, university medical centers, CROs and other clinical service providers involved in clinical research billing.   

Learn more about Clinical Trial Billing & Research Compliance Summit here 

16.  Decentralized Clinical Trials Summit 

October (exact date TBC) 2023 | Philadelphia, PA 

The Decentralized Clinical Trials Summit, hosted by the Fierce Clinical Collective, brings together leaders from the industry to talk about the latest trends in virtual trials and how companies can make them more engaging for patients. This interactive event covers a lot of ground, like building a strong network, teaming up with others, and improving the patient experience. It's a chance for everyone to get together and figure out how to move forward in the world of clinical trials. 

Learn more about here 

17. Pharmaceutical Research & Innovations in Pharma Industry

August 10-11, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA

This conference is ideal for people in the pharmaceutical industry looking to learn about the industry’s latest advancements and developments. The event will feature a wide track of exhibitors who will showcase new and emerging technologies, as well as workshops and symposiums where participants will share their insights and convey recent developments in pharmaceutical research.   

Learn more about Pharmaceutical Research & Innovations in Pharma Industry here 


Conferences in Canada  

18. SOCRA Annual Conference 

September 29-October 1, 2023 | Montreal, QC 

SOCRA's 32nd annual conference is set to take place in Old Montreal, bringing together clinical research professionals from across the globe. This three-day event offers a range of expert-led academic sessions, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities, along with a peer-driven poster session and an exhibit program showcasing the latest industry innovations. Whether you're a seasoned researcher or just starting out, SOCRA's conference promises to equip you with the latest industry insights and best practices, while providing ample opportunities to expand your professional network. 

Learn more about SOCRA Annual Conference here 

19. Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress Canada 

June 6-8, 2023 | Toronto, ON & Virtual   

CBI’s 7th Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress Canada brings together top Canadian compliance practitioners and leading experts to discuss effective strategies to achieve organization-wide compliance, from the compliance and legal teams to the oversight of the promotional marketing and sales teams. Learn tried-and-tested risk management strategies and overcome the compliance, legal, and ethics challenges that Canadian life sciences professionals face.  

Learn more about Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress Canada here 


Conferences in Europe  

20. EU Medical Device Clinical Research Conference 

November (exact date TBC), 2023 | Amsterdam, NL 

The 13th edition of the EU Medical Device Clinical Research Conference will explore how to implement economical clinical strategies that generate required evidence and meet compliance standards. Participants will discuss how to optimize study design, cover expectations from expert panel reviews, and dive into updated regulatory guidance.  
Learn more about EU Medical Device Clinical Research Conference here 

21. Global Clinical Trials Connect 2023 

May 10-11, 2023 | London, UK  

The Global Clinical Trials Connect 2023 will focus on futuristic advancements in the clinical research industry and clinical trials. This conference will focus on topics such as bioethics, regulations, patient recruitment, site selection, data integration and strategy, and many more. The event is a must-attend for people from the clinical trials community.   

Learn more about Global Clinical Trials Connect 2023 here 

22. Clinical R&T 2023 

March 20-21, 2023 | London, UK  

The 3rd International Congress on Advances in Clinical Research and Trials is a great opportunity for clinical research professionals and academics alike to work with industry peers to find solutions to their greatest challenges. Over the course of two days, the forum will discuss topics of theoretical and practical interest for all professionals invested in the development of new drugs and biologics.  

Learn more about Clinical R&T 2023 here 


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