After more than 30 years in the health science industry, I’m reminded daily of the challenges of integrating clinical research and health care. Rising clinical trial costs and complexity are driving the need for significant, systemic changes — changes we can work together to implement.

In April 2018, the industry’s most innovative minds met at the two-day Bridging Clinical Research & Clinical Health Care Collaborative to tackle the challenges posed by poor patient and physician participation in clinical research as a health care option. This strategic forum engaged all stakeholders to establish a collaborative solution that strengthens the connection between clinical research and health care.

The event galvanized active participation and problem-solving among leaders from pharma, biotech, CROs, technology companies, health care organizations, advocacy groups and the FDA.

We shared many great ideas, but our work has only just begun.

Together, we can continue bridging regulatory, technology, and people and processes. We invite you to join our efforts to build education, engagement and involvement in clinical research, and to establish clinical research as a care option for more people. Join us on the path forward.

Cinda Orr
President, CEO, SCORR Marketing
Founder, Bridging Clinical Research & Clinical Health Care Collaborative

Event Details

Bridging Clinical Research & Clinical Health Care Collaborative
February 26-27, 2019
​Rockville, MD

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Who Should Attend

Companies and individuals involved in:

  • Advocacy groups​
  • Biotech
  • Clinical research technology and services
  • Contract research organizations
  • Data analytics
  • EHR
  • FDA
  • Health care data and analytics
  • Health care organizations
  • Medical device
  • Patient recruitment
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Regulatory​
  • Private equity groups
  • Venture capitalists

Watch: Key contributors discuss Bridging Clinical Research & Clinical Health Care

2018 Advisory Committee

Meet the team helping shape the Bridging Clinical Research & Clinical Health Care Collaborative. This group leverages unique perspectives to create forum topics, select speakers and build event agendas. They’re also developing new ideas and initiatives to bring clinical research and clinical health care closer together.

Deirdre BeVard (Advisory Chairperson)
Chief Operating Officer, Elligo Health Research

Roger J Boutin
​Executive Director, Strategic Marketing, PRA Health Sciences

Joan Chambers
Senior Strategic Advisor, SCORR Marketing

Sue Dubman
Senior Director, Informatics Innovation, University of California San Francisco Cancer Center 

Rebecca Kush
Scientific Innovation Officer, Elligo Health Research

John Lewis
Consultant, Intersect Strategies​​

Craig Lipset
Head of Clinical Innovation, Pfizer

John Potthoff
Chief Executive Officer, Elligo Health Research

Era Prakash
Director, Product Management, Allscripts

Josh Rubin
Program Manager for Learning Health System Initiatives, University of Michigan Learning Health Sciences 

Lea Studer
Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, SCORR Marketing

Kent Thoelke
Executive Vice President, Scientific, Medical Affairs and Safety/Commercialization Services, PRA Health Sciences