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2020 IT Roundtable

Call for Panel Presentations

The IT Roundtable Program Committee is issuing a call for panel presentations for the next IT Roundtable, scheduled for December 3-4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Panel presentations are one hour in length and include a moderator and 3 to 4 panelists. All panel presentations would take place on December 4.

If the event cannot be held in person, it will be held virtually on the same dates and at the same time. We are seeking panel topics that are hot button issues and share best practices or advance clinical and translational research. In particular, the topics we’d like to discuss are:

· Covid-19 and Data Sharing Innovations
· Can trials be done faster?
· Covid-19 and what we’ve learned about Real-World Evidence
· Ethics during a Public Health Emergency
· Clinical researchers working with clinical informaticians/clinical informaticians working with clinical researchers
· Artificial Intelligence
· Virtual Trials
· Workforce Development

If chosen, panel moderators will receive free registration to the IT Roundtable. All other panelists will receive the member discount for registration.

Submissions are due June 26, 2020. Panel moderators will be notified August 10, 2020.

Submit Panel Ideas Here


The Clinical Research Forum considers the integration of information technology (IT) and clinical research a high priority for its members. The IT Roundtable was initiated in 2005 and has continued to be one of the Forum’s most engaging initiatives. Roundtable meetings provide a venue for academic health center leaders to share experiences and work with vendors to address key IT issues in clinical research such as the interface of clinical services and clinical research data, warehousing, data security, electronic health record platforms, and governance.

Planning Committee

Conference Chair

Dr. Daniel Ford
Vice Dean for Clinical Investigations
Johns Hopkins University

Planning Committee Participants:

Thomas R. Campion, Jr., Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research, 
Director, Research Informatics, Weill Cornell Medicine.

Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI   |  President & CEO, Regenstrief Institute
Sam Regenstrief Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Informatics & Health Services Research, IU School of Medicine Associate Director of Informatics, Indiana CTSI 
Vice-President for Learning Health Systems, IU Health

Todd Ferris, MD 
Chief Technology Officer
Stanford University School of Medicine

Jeremy Harper
Chief Research Information Officer

‪Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and Regenstrief Institute

Dr. Paul Harris 
Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Allen Hsaio
Chief Medical Information Officer 
Yale School of Medicine 

Dr. Shawn Murphy
Chief Research Information Officer
Partners Healthcare

Dr. Firas Wehbe
Chief Research Informatics Officer
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Shyam Visweswaran
Director of Clinical and Translational Informatics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Dr. Mark Weiner
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Health System and Research Analytics
Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Peter Winkelstein
Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics
University at Buffalo