Industry Roundtable
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About the Industry Roundtable

The Industry Roundtable brings together researchers from academic medical health centers, industry partners, and advocacy organizations to discuss and advance non-proprietary issues relating to drug and device development, evaluative and comparative effectiveness research, and the dissemination of knowledge about clinical research findings. It is open to Clinical Research Forum members, with special guests invited for their expertise. 

Instead of formal speakers and panels, we invite commentators on topics that we wish to discuss. We look for industry speakers who can represent the industry voice rather than specific companies, whether that be pharma, medical device technologies, or bio medical technologies. Other invited commentators are from NIH, FDA, CMS, PCORI, and CR Forum board members who have experience in forging academic/industry research partnerships. 

The Industry Roundtable is organized around identifying best practices in these three areas:

  • Improving medical product development, particularly clinical trials
  • Helping to streamline and modernize the regulatory process
  • Advancing research in the pre-competitive space

Following each event, we will publish findings to disseminate to CR Forum members, designed to help academic health centers develop their own best practices with industry partnerships, with the ultimate goal of providing safe and effective new treatments and medicines faster. 


We welcome participation from interested CR Forum members and industry partners in planning the next event, which will be April 17, 2020. Please contact the CR Forum office or call (202) 367-1176 for more information. 


Meeting Chairs

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Associate Vice President for University Clinical Affairs; Indiana University
Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs for Clinical Research; Indiana University Health
Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs;
Director, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute;
August M. Watanabe Professor of Medical Research;
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Pharmacology & Toxicology, IUSM


Anne Curtis, MD 
Chair & SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences