IT Roundtable 2017
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IT Roundtable 2017 - November 2 & 3 

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November 2, 2017: 5pm - 9pm
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 2008
(Please note: a shuttle bus will be available from the Washington Hilton Hotel for attendees)

Reception: 5pm - 6pm
Dinner: 6pm - 7pm 
Keynote Presentation: 7pm - 9pm 

Crossing the Chasm of Semantic Despair: Integrating Knowledge and Data from Science and Clinical Practice

Christopher G. Chute, Dr. Ph, MD, MPH

The biomedical basic science and clinical practice communities have long invoked differing data structures, semantics, and ontologies to render data and results. In most cases, this is appropriate and understandable, though it does pose some barriers to translation research in particular. The NCATS Translator program is a pilot effort to explore pathways (literally and figuratively) enhancing data integration. Many of the same members are also participating in the CTSA Program Data to Health (CD2), seeking to establish synergies and sharing of informatics tooling and biomedical data between and among CTSA hubs. This talk will provide an overview both of these programs, outlining goals, strategies, possibilities, and aspirations moving forward.  None of us presume to understand all that will be needed, though we do hope to engage CTSA hubs, academic medical centers, and CR Forum IT Roundtable members in the journey.

Dr. Chute is one of the leaders of the CD2H project. He is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, and Chief Research Information Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine.  See his bio here.


November 3, 2017: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 2009

Registration/Breakfast: 7:30am - 8:30am
Program Starts: 8:30am


Welcome and Maturation Model Update
Speaker: Peter Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI; Regenstreif Institute

Research Data in the EMR
Speaker: Daniel Ford, MD, MPH; Johns Hopkins University

Data Repositories for Integrating Genomic, Imaging, and Clinical Data for Precision Medicine
Speaker: Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD, FACMI; Partners Healthcare

Truth Versus Truthiness in Clinical Data
Speaker: Mark Weiner, MD, FACP, FACMI; Temple University School of Medicine

IT Support for ClinicalTrials.Gov
Speakers: Deborah Zarin, MD, Clinical Trials.Gov and Daniel Ford, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University

Lunch and Networking

Approaches to Queries for Cohort Identification
Speaker: Paul Harris, PhD; Vanderbilt University

Vendor Panel: What Features of Your Product Are Universities Not Using?
Moderator: Peter Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI; Regenstreif Institute     


Members receive a discount on registration, and membership entitles you to bring as many team members as you think will benefit from the program and discussions.

Member Registration: $375

Non-Member Registration: $500 

Registration includes the Thursday reception and dinner, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and meeting materials. 


Hotel Accommodations

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

Rate (1 King Bed): $284
Phone: +1-202-483-3000
Housing Link:

The deadline for hotel accommodations has passed. Rooms are still available, but we cannot guarantee the discounted rate.