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 2022. 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 2022 – 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 2022 and added new events that we think you might like to attend this year!
Fully Virtual Conferences
May 16-20, 2022 | Virtual Event
For the 3rd 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 30+ industry experts will discuss thought-provoking topics ranging from the future of Trial Master Files to TMF metrics, TMF 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 the TMF, network with leading industry pioneers, and leave inspired. The best part? It’s completely free.
Learn more about TMF Week here
September 14-17, 2022 | Virtual Event
For the 31st year, SOCRA will welcome clinical research professionals from across the world. This three-day, 100% virtual conference will offer current information and tools, best practices, and training to assure that you're up-to-date and compliant in your clinical research practice. The program will feature over 100 academic sessions across six academic tracks, a peer-driven poster competition, and sponsor opportunities.
Learn more about SOCRA Annual Conference here
Conferences in the United States
May 2-4, 2022 | New Orleans, LA & Virtual Event
The 11th Annual Trial Master File Summit covers a range of topics related to TMFs, eClinical Systems and Trial Master File Processes.Expect presentations on TMF fundamentals, building TMF capabilities, record management, data integrity, and inspection readiness from some of the industry’s most notable specialists and experts. If you are involved in clinical documentation management or Trial Master Files, this is an essential North American conference to attend.
Learn more about Trial Master File Summit here
February 7-10, 2022 | Orlando, FL + Virtual
See also SCOPE Europe April 20-21, 2022 | Barcelona, Spain
For its 13th edition, the SCOPE Summit will be held in-person and virtually for a 4-day event gathering more than 2,000 professionals from the Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research industries. This year’s edition will feature 22 conferences focusing on advances and innovative solutions in clinical trials. These conferences will be organized around 11 themes such as: Feasibility & study start-up, recruitment & engagement, Real world evidence and more! Its European counterpart will feature 4 conference tracks spread across 2 days.
Learn more about SCOPE Summit here
April 28-29, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA
The 9th annual Patients as Partners program is the only conference in the US that demonstrates how to involve patients throughout the entire medicines development life cycle to drive greater efficiency in clinical research. The mission of the program is turning patient engagement discussion into action. Patient Organizations and Pharma R&D will show real life examples of how they are getting patients more involved in clinical research.
Learn more about Patients as Partners USA here
October 24-26, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA
Now in its 12th 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. This year’s event will discuss how to implement risk-based approaches to maintain clinical quality in a remote world.
Learn more about ExL’s Proactive GCP Compliance conference here
March 21-24, 2022 | Chicago, IL
The 2022 Informatics Summit will focus on cutting edge research around five main areas: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, implementation informatics, applied informatics, and data science. The conference welcomes students, educators, researchers from academia as well as the industry who will all benefit from learning about the newest informatics developments.
Learn more about AMIA 2022 Informatics Summit here
March 30-31, 2022 | Newport Beach, CA
This two-day conference is intended to share information among FDA representatives and the regulated community. It will facilitate the understanding of regulations, guidelines and practices, and to suggest 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
August 26-27, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA
Data Integrity remains the life science industry’s greatest challenge as Warning Letters continue to rise year-over-year. These serious findings include having interrupted, missing, deleted and lost data, inadequate records for risk analysis, and more failures. The Data Integrity Inspection Readiness Summit is headed to Philadelphia to showcase the protocols, methodology and actions necessary to avoid regulatory action.
Learn more about Data Integrity Inspection Readiness Summit here
April 22-25, 2022| Orlando, FL
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 2022 instalment brings the clinical research community together to learn the practical strategies, best practices, and creative solutions needed to improve clinical trial quality.
Learn more about ACRP Meeting & Expo here
May 1-4, 2022 | Boston. MA Physical & Virtual Event
October 23-26, 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada & Virtual Event
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 over 80 sessions and workshops in seven tracks including: clinical operations & project management, site management, contracts, budgets & billing, and many more.
Learn more about MAGI's Clinical Research Conference 2022 here
May 3-5, 2022 | 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 along with drug discovery & 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
May 15-18, 2020 | San Diego, CA
The 43rd 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. The four-day event revolves around COVID-19 studies and the pandemic’s impacts on clinical trials, along with other clinical trials related topics. Don’t miss it!
Learn more about Society for Clinical Trials 43rd Annual Meeting here
June 19-23, 2022 | Chicago, IL & On Demand
Now in its 16th year, 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 industry, academia, patient advocacy, and regulatory agencies who will have the chance to enter 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 2022 Global Annual Meeting here
September 27-30, 2022 | Boston, MA & Virtual Event
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
February 15-16, 2022 | Burlingame, CA
March 29-30, 2022 | Raleigh, NC
May 4-5, 2022 | Barcelona, Spain
May 24-25, 2022 | 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 2022 here
June 20-22, 2022 | New Orleans, LA & Live streaming
For its 15th 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
October 24-26, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly sped up the development of decentralized clinical trials. The 5th edition of the Virtual Clinical Trials Summit intends to give clinical research professionals the knowledge and tools they need to develop strong protocol, reduce expected costs, and increase patient participation through the revolution of siteless clinical trials. Through keynotes, sessions, and panel discussions, industry experts will discuss how to build an optimal and collaborative network, use external partnerships, and the advancement of the patient experience.
Learn more about Virtual Clinical Trials Summit here
Conferences in Canada
June 7-9, 2022 | Toronto, ON & Virtual Event
CBI’s 6th 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 how to implement innovative strategies to enhance compliance training and monitoring, elevate compliance to the role of strategic partner, and more.
Learn more about Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress Canada here
June 29-30, 2022 | Vancouver, BC
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 Europe
February 7-8, 2022 | Madrid, Spain – Hybrid conference
Organized by the European CRO Federation, the two-day event is targeted at professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device sectors as well as the regulatory environment. Experts from the EU Commission, the European Medicines Agency, industry, academia, patient representatives and ethics committees’ representatives will discuss the evolution of Clinical Research in the near future. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the industry, including the decentralization of clinical trials. This conference is a great opportunity for Clinical Research professionals to grow their knowledge and anticipate the changes that will happen across the industry in the upcoming years.
Learn more about European Conference on Clinical Research here
November (exact date TBC), 2022 | Location TBC
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
September 21-22, 2022 | London, UK
The Global Clinical Trials Connect 2022 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 & strategy, and many more. The event is a must-attend for people from the clinical trials community.
Learn more about Global Clinical Trials Connect 2022 here
June 22-23, 2022 | Berlin, Germany
The 2nd international congress on advances in clinical research and trials is a great opportunity for clinical research professionals and academics alike to take 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 2022 here