After a quiet summer, I’m looking forward to attending some great conferences in the fall, one of which is Disruptive Innovations in Pharma (DPharm).
What I like about DPharm is that it’s focused on true innovation and real change for the industry. The conference is set up to allow participants to delve deeply into the key strategic factors impeding clinical trial productivity. It also allows a tremendous opportunity to make and grow relationships, which to me, is the most valuable aspect of attending any conference.
It’s been great to connect with people like Tomaz Sablinski of TLC and talk about what it really means to disrupt the current drug development model. I also have benefited from seeing other conference participants share examples of innovations they have tried and are currently trying in their efforts to disrupt clinical trials and advance research.
Over the past month I’ve attended and presented at a couple of conferences. The first was Partnerships in Clinical Trials, a gather of 1000+ professionals involved in clinical research. The second was the Evolution Summit. (I’ve included my presentations at both below).
It was great to see a number of leaders I’ve come to know and respect including Craig Lipset of Pfizer, Tomasz Sablinski of TLC, and Deirdre BeVard of Endo. To me, conferences are more about making and growing relationships than they are about specific content. That said, the highlight of the Partnerships conference for me was a presentation by Eric Topol on disruptive changes in medicine and how this will impact drug development. More…
It is spring time and that can only mean it is time for partnership. As in Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference. Next week, some 1500+ leaders in clinical trials will gather to discuss clinical trial transformation and ways to improve clinical development. I’m honored to have been invited to speak and share an update on our Lilly COI work. I’ll also announce an upcoming public challenge so stay tuned!
The need to change the status quo around clinical development to arrive at better treatments for patients has never been greater, and it’s exciting to participate in creating the future of the drug development.
As a preview to the conference, the coordinators selected a few people to highlight and you can hear a short interview on the conference blog site. I enjoyed sharing not only how an open innovation mindset and implementation can help clinical development but also some thoughts on how my 10 years health care development in Madagascar is parallel to the current pharma challenges.
Conferences like this are great times to decompress from the busy-ness of daily implementation activity. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with a number of people and meeting new contacts such as Tomasz Slabinski, Nick Dyer, Rahlyn Gossen, and many others.
If you are attending, please reach out to me and I’ll be happy to connect.
I am also honored to have been nominated by industry peers for Clinical Trial Innovator of the Year. I have great respect for my fellow nominees and look forward to connecting with them again. The conference should be a great learning and networking opportunity.
See you in Orlando!
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Orlando, Florida, was recently host to the eHealth Initiative Big Data conference. Tabbed “Leading IT Forward,” the conference brought together a variety of stakeholders to discuss issues related to data interoperability, analytics, and sharing of best practices.
What is meant when someone uses the term ‘Big Data’? Wikipedia states that Big Data:
is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, analysis, and visualization.
Big Data as it applies to patient health has its own set of challenges. The lack of interoperability between different EHR vendor platforms prevents a complete longitudinal view of the patient necessary to tell the full health story. Just think of the gap in EHR communication that exists between the outpatient and inpatient care delivery systems as one of many examples. More…