Let’s Build a Bridge

Too often clinical research operates on one side while health care operates on the other side with a gap between the two. We ask patients and physicians to go back and forth across the divide and wonder why more aren’t participating in clinical trials.

The Bridging Clinical Research & Clinical Health Care Collaborative is the only forum that invites representatives from industry, clinical research, health care, patient advocacy groups, regulatory agencies and academia to envision a true collaborative solution to build a bridge between clinical research and health care.

Our mission is clear: To bring together clinical research and health care professionals to increase patient and physician participation in clinical trials. To increase participation by just 3 percent would be an immense step toward improving the viability of clinical trials.

We all want to get new medicines and new treatments to the market faster. But clinical researchers can’t accelerate trials when patients and health care providers — who have vital roles — either aren’t aware or aren’t interested in clinical trials.

When the Bridging Clinical Research & Clinical Health Care Collaborative shared our mission with leaders from pharma, biotech, CROs, health care organizations, advocacy groups and the FDA, we were overwhelmed by the rapid commitment they made to the endeavor.

Join us as we start working together on the path forward.

With the increased complexity of clinical trials, the industry is reaching a critical juncture for both research and health care professionals who, until now, have been trying to solve these problems independently. Together, however, we can find ways to align patients, physicians, health systems, clinical researchers, sponsors and regulatory authorities across an end-to-end continuum — from research to bedside.

Let’s learn from each other as we work toward our shared goal: to bridge regulatory, technology, and people and processes to increase patient and physician participation in clinical research by 3 percent. We invite you to join our mission to bridge clinical research and clinical health care.

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

Event Details

Bridging Clinical Research & Clinical Health Care Collaborative
April 4-5, 2018
Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center
​National Harbor, 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

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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