NIH Holds Scientific Meeting to Better Understand Clinical
NIH Roadmap Inventory and Evaluation of Clinical
Research Networks (IECRN) National Leadership Forum
This two-day scientific meeting will present findings from the NIH-sponsored
Inventory and Evaluation of Clinical Research Networks (IECRN) and will
address ways to improve the infrastructure of clinical research networks
and make recommendations for increasing their efficiency and effectiveness.
Attendees will have opportunities to provide input into findings and
best practice models used by the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research in
its ongoing discussion of re-engineering the clinical research enterprise.
The target audience includes principal investigators, epidemiologists,
behavioral scientists, clinical study coordinators, pharmacists, biostatisticians,
clinicians, data managers, and bioinformatics and information technologists.
Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. — Director, National Institutes
Kelly Cronin — Director, Office of Programs and Coordination,
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
|Registration and Webcast:
||The forum is open to the public and registration is free.
Due to room capacity, registration will be limited to the first 500 participants.
The plenary sessions will be simultaneously webcast.
||Wednesday, May 31: 8:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 1: 8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
||DoubleTree Rockville Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville,
||Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health
||The forum will provide a venue for attendees to critically
review and discuss the IECRN survey and best practice assessments. Goals
of the National Leadership Forum include:
- Engaging opinion leaders from the clinical research network community
in building a common framework for discourse and dialogue on the NIH
- Supporting cross-network exchange in the clinical research network
- Providing a springboard to ongoing dissemination of information and
practice models to the clinical research network community.
||To register or for more information, visit the IECRN National
Leadership Forum Web site at http://www.clinicalresearchnetworks.org/forum.asp
The NIH Roadmap for Medical Research is a series of far-reaching initiatives designed
to transform the Nationís medical research capabilities and speed the movement of scientific
discoveries from the bench to the bedside. Additional information about the NIH Roadmap
can be found at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical Research
Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for
conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and
it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.