42nd Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Theme:
Advancing Rigorous and Ethical Trials in the Pandemic Era


May 16-19, 2021


Chicago, Il, USA

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The Conference Venue

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Trendy and trendsetting, the 4-star Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile provides chic comfort in a vibrant city center location. Relax in beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites, featuring modern furnishings, thoughtful amenities and exceptional views of the city and Lake Michigan. Stroll Mag Mile and visit one-of-a-kind boutiques and celebrated attractions, including Shedd Aquarium, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier and United Center. Host your most important events in 64,647 square feet of versatile function space, enhanced by expert planners, custom catering and on-site meeting services. After a day exploring the Windy City, treat yourself to farm-to-table cuisine that celebrates nature's seasonal bounty, and the Midwest's gastronomic heritage at Harvest and Reviver, our on-site restaurants. Travel brilliantly when you stay at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, placing the best of the city at your doorstep.

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Meeting | Overview

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 2020 Trial of the Year Award
  • Presentation of the SCT Class of 2021 Fellows

This year’s meeting will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Il, USA.

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 Chicago!

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 available intake systems below to submit your proposals or nominations for this year's meeting in Chicago, Il, USA.

Annual Meeting Theme:
"Advancing Rigorous and Ethical Trials in the Pandemic Era"
Click here for details on each submission type (PDF)

Contributed Presentations

Submissions for the 2021 meeting will be accepted September 8 - November 30

Contributed Presentations

  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Chalmers Students Scholarships
  • Sylvan Green Travel Award
 Session Proposals

Submissions for the 2021 meeting will be accepted September 8 - November 8

Session Proposals

  • Previously "Invited Sessions"
  • Thematically Linked Talks
  • Panels
  • 90-Minute Sessions
Education Sessions

Submissions for the 2021 meeting will be accepted September 8 - November 30

Educational Sessions

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

Nominations for the 2021 meeting opening soon!

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.

Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials

Nominations for the 2021 meeting opening soon!

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.

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 info@sctweb.org.

The early registration deadline is Monday, March 30, 2020 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 through the secure registration form.
All payments must be made in USD ($) to ensure that the full amount is received.
Credit cards are charged in real time at the time the registration is processed.
Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

To request an Invitation Letter for the SCT Annual Meeting, please send a request to KellyBurns@sctweb.org after you have completed your registration and received a Meeting Confirmation/Receipt. The letter is subject to approval by office staff and will be sent to you by email.

You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to receive a letter.

Please note that is it your responsibility to check the Visa Entry Regulations into the USA. 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.
If you have not received a receipt, please telephone (847) 427-8010 or email registration@sctweb.org.

Conference | Venue

Hotel Accommodations

The SCT Annual Meeting will take place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL USA

More details coming soon...

Exhibition | Sponsors

If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor for our 2021 meeting in Chicago, or for more information on the Sponsorship options available, please contact us at info@sctweb.org.

Thank You to Our 2021 Corporate Sponsors!

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies

Platinum Sponsor

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies

Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented. We believe that challenging something is the best way to change it.


Platinum Sponsor


We're a company that takes on the toughest health challenges. But we do more than treat diseases-we aim to make a remarkable impact on people's lives. We are AbbVie, a highly focused research-driven biopharmaceutical company.

Gold Sponsor


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Gold Sponsor

Frontier Science Foundation

Frontier Science Foundation is a not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the improvement of data management and statistical quality in clinical trials and medical research.

Gold Sponsor

GW Biostatistics Center

The GW Biostatistics Center has a 47 year history of leadership in practice-changing clinical trials and biostatistical methodology research. Center research has been recognized in reports to the US President and Congress and resulted in over 60 NEJM publications.

Silver Sponsor


We provide unrivaled biostatistics and operations research knowledge to our customers. Our knowledge is available in the form of both software and services. This knowledge, supported by our trial implementation capabilities, is what makes us different. We are leaders in the design and implementation of adaptive clinical trials.

Silver Sponsor


Emmes collaborates with clients to produce valued, trusted scientific research. We are passionate about making a difference in the quality of human health, and have supported more than a thousand studies across a diverse range of diseases since our formation in 1977.

Silver Sponsor

Jaeb Center for Health Research

The Jaeb Center for Health Research was established in 1993 as a freestanding, nonprofit coordinating center for multi-center clinical trials and epidemiologic research. The Jaeb Center's focus is eye disorders or type 1 diabetes.

Bronze Sponsor

Journal of Clinical Medicine

JCM (IF = 5.583) is an international scientific open access journal, providing a platform for advances in clinical practices, the study of direct observation of patients and general medical research. The journal is indexed by SCIE and PubMed.