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39th Annual Meeting

When

May 20-23, 2018

Where

Portland, Oregon, USA

The Conference Venue

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Experience Hilton's best at the newly redesigned Hilton Portland Downtown, conveniently located in the heart of the city. Enjoy our fresh new look across the lobby, the guest rooms and all meeting spaces. Take a short walk to downtown's business district, exclusive tax-free shopping, authentic restaurants, exciting entertainment venues and the MAX Light rail, just one block from the hotel.

We are located in the heart of the city, 10 miles from Portland International Airport. Walk a block from our hotel to the MAX Light Rail system for easy access to nearby cities and attractions like the Portland Saturday Market, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and the Portland Art Museum.


More about the venue

registration | Pricing

Registration is now open for the 39th Annual Meeting!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER SCT Education Offerings

* Please click here to view the list of developing countries »

Conference Registration fee includes:

  • Attendance at all sessions and entrance to the exhibition area (Monday, May 21st to Wednesday, May 23rd)
  • Delegate bag and conference program
  • Tea/Coffee and lunches on the Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, and Wednesday 23rd

Payment of Registration Fees
Full payment must be made by credit/debit card at the time of registering. Cards accepted are VISA, Visa Debit, MasterCard, and American Express.

Entry to the conference will not be permitted unless full payment has been received. On receipt of your registration form, a confirmation email and receipt will be sent to you by the conference organizers. If you have not received this within 5 working days of registering, please contact the conference organizers by emailing sct@fernley.com

Delegate Cancellation
Notification of cancellation must be submitted by email to the conference organizers to sct@fernley.com Cancellations made on or before May 7, 2018 will be refundedless the $50 administration fee.

Cancellations made after May 7, 2018 will NOT be refunded. No Shows will NOT be refunded.

All delegates are recommended to ensure they have the correct visas and passport requirements to travel to the conference, see below for more details and guidance

Filming
By attending the meeting, members consent to being filmed and/or photographed for SCT purposes.

Visa
Non-USA participants may require a Visa to enter the USA. To check if you need a USA Visa please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html. Delegates may also contact the consulate/embassy in their home country for further information.

Validity of Passports
It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid for travel and we recommend that you check with your local Embassy. Please note that some countries require your passport to be valid for up to 3 months from the date of return.

**Visa Applications - Letter From The Organizing Secretariat**
If you require a letter to confirm your registration please complete the online registration form and make payment. Please email sct@fernley.com to request a letter after you have registered and made payment. If your visa is declined we are only able to offer refunds in line with our cancellation terms and conditions.

About | Us

About the Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials is a multidisciplinary program with broad participation. The Meeting brings together the clinical trials community from academia, the pharmaceutical and device industries, government agencies, medical groups and centers and clinical research entities.

Educational Highlights include:

  • Plenary sessions, simultaneous workshops and contributed presentations in presentations and posters
  • Pre-meeting workshop courses by leaders in the field
  • Annual Student Scholarship Competition
  • Exhibits from vendors showcasing publications, technology and other resources for clinical trials
  • Discussions of timely issues and research experiences among colleagues in the field of clinical trials
  • National/International travel opportunities
  • Presentation of the 2017 Trial of the Year Award
  • Presentation of the SCT Class of 2018 Fellows

This year's meeting will be held in Portland, OR “The City of Roses”. Portland boasts a world-class symphony, ballet and opera, as well as several theater groups and jazz clubs. It is also the home of the Portland Trailblazers (NBA) and the National Champion Portland Timbers (soccer).

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, providing the perfect forum to host over 500 clinical trials colleagues, located in the heart of the city near fabulous restaurants and shopping.

The program is being developed by the SCT Program and & Education Committees, and promises to make the best of this unique opportunity for international collaboration.

We look forward to welcoming you to Portland!


About the Society
The Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) is an educational, charitable, and scientific organization whose mission is to work internationally to advance human health through advocating the use of clinical trials, leading the development and dissemination of optimal methods and practices in clinical trials, and educating and developing all clinical trial professionals. We are a society with representation from academia, industry, government and non-profit research and advocacy groups. Our community consists of clinical investigators, biostatisticians, project managers, IT specialists, clinical research associates and people from other clinical trials specialties. Our membership spans the globe with representation from 34 different countries.

Find out more: http://www.sctweb.org/

Abstract | Submissions

Please select from the five different intake systems below to submit your proposals or nominations for this year's meeting in Portland, Oregon.
All intake systems will be opened for submissions on September 5th, and will close at 11:59pm EST on the dates noted below.

Contributed Sessions

Submissions for the 2018 meeting are currently closed.

Contributed Sessions

  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Chalmers Students Scholarships
  • Sylvan Green Travel Award
Invited Sessions

Submissions for the 2018 meeting are currently closed.

Invited Sessions

  • Thematically Linked Talks
  • Invited Talks
  • Panels
  • 90 Minute Sessions
Education Sessions

Submissions for the 2018 meeting are currently closed.

Education Sessions

  • Pre-Conference Educational Workshops (4 hours)
  • In-Conference Tutorials (90 Minutes)
David Sackett Trial of the Year Award

Submissions for the 2018 meeting are currently closed.

David Sackett Trial of the Year Award

Each year the Society for Clinical Trials presents an award to a randomized clinical trial published in the previous year that best fulfills SCT predefined standards standards

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Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials

Nominations for the 2018 meeting are currently closed.

Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials

The Society for Clinical Trials established the title of "Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials (FSCT)" in 2005 to honor Society members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of clinical trials and to the Society.

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Conference | Venue

Hotel Accommodations
The meeting will be hosted at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. Attendees can enjoy a special room rate of $219/night plus taxes. Complimentary internet in guest rooms is included in the room rate. To reserve your room online, click here. To reserve your room by phone, call 503-226-1611. Please let the hotel know that you are with SCT. Reservations must be made by April 18, 2018 in order to receive discounted rate.


Travel Directions
From the Portland International Airport
Take I-205 SOUTH and exit onto I-84 WEST. At the end of I-84 West you will reach a junction of I-5 North and South. Go SOUTH toward Salem (to your left). Immediately follow the City Center signs to cross the Morrison Bridge. Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St, go 1 block then turn LEFT onto 3rd Ave. Take 3rd Ave 6 blocks then turn RIGHT onto SW Main St. Take Main 3 blocks and turn RIGHT onto 6th Ave, our front doors are on left.

Distance from Hotel: 10 miles
Drive Time: 30 minutes

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine 50.00 USD
Super Shuttle 14.00 USD
Rental Car 40.00 USD
Subway/Rail 2.50 USD
Taxi 35.00 USD

From the North (Seattle) Southbound on I-5
Take exit 300B off of I-5 Southbound. After exiting, follow the City Center signs which will take you across the Morrison Bridge. Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington St. Take Washington 1 block and then turn LEFT onto 3rd Avenue. Take 3rd Ave 6 blocks then turn RIGHT onto SW Main St. Take Main 3 blocks and turn RIGHT onto 6th Ave, our front doors are on left.

From the South (Salem) Northbound on I-5
Take the I-405 exit, EXIT 299B, on the LEFT toward CITY CENTER/US-26 W/BEAVERTON. Take EXIT 1A on the LEFT toward NAITO PKWY./JAPANESE-AMERICAN HIST. PLAZA. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SW HARBOR DR. Turn RIGHT onto SW NAITO PKWY. Turn LEFT onto SW TAYLOR ST. Take TAYLOR 4 blocks and turn LEFT onto SW Broadway, LEFT on Salmon Street, LEFT on SW 6th Avenue, our front doors are on left hand side of 6th Avenue.

Frequently | Asked

Have a question? If you do not find the answer in our most frequently asked questions
below, please reach out to us at sct@fernley.com.

Registration will open early February 2018.
The early registration deadline is Monday, April 2, 2018 at Midnight Eastern Time.
Please see details of how to travel to the conference on the venue portion of this page.
Please click here to view the list of qualifying countries.
We request that all registrations are paid for online once the registration link is open however if this is not possible please contact us at sct@fernley.com.
All payments must be made in USD ($) to ensure that the full amount is received.
If payment is made by bank transfer we ask that you pay all bank charges. Alternatively we can accept payment by credit card where there are no additional fees unless your bank apply bank charges for international payments.
Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Receipts will be issued electronically via email. This will be the only form of receipt.
We are able to issue an invitation letter once we have received your completed registration and payment. Please make this request in the notes section at the end of the online registration process. We require a minimum of 14 days' notice and it will be sent by email. Please note that is it your responsibility to check the Visa Entry Regulations into the USA and further information can be found by clicking here.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid for travel and we recommend that you check with your local Embassy. Please note that some countries require your passport to be valid for up to 3 months from the date of return.
Yes, our registration desk is open every day throughout the event. Please note that the on-site fees are more expensive.
It can take up to 5 days for the Conference Secretariat to process your registration and email you your confirmation and invoice. If you have not heard back from them after 5 days, please telephone (215) 320-3878 or email sct@fernley.com.
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Exhibition | Sponsors

A La Carte Sponsorships & Exhibitors

We are delighted to allow companies the ability to either sponsor or exhibit at this years conference in Portland, Oregon, USA. There are a range of opportunities available at the conference with the exhibition that will take place alongside the conference sessions and refreshment breaks.

To purchase exhibit space and a la carte sponsorships online, please click here.
For parties interested in Corporate sponsorship or paying via check, please download the prospectus and email to sct@fernley.org.

If you wish to discuss the opportunities available, we would love to answer any questions you might have.