Eighth International Conference on Clinical Trials—July 19-20, 2019

The 8th International Conference on Clinical Trials is scheduled to be held July 19-20, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. The Conference brings together Academicians, Researchers, Doctors, Principle Investigators, Clinical research sites, CROs, CMOs, Investors, and senior executives from Biotech, Biopharma, Biomedical, Medical devices and Pharmaceutical industries around the globe to discuss, reflect on and develop their ideas. It offers many opportunities for professional contact and development and is a great networking event.

This conference includes world-renowned Keynote speakers, Speakers, Poster presentations, Symposiums, Workshops, Wide range of Exhibitions and Career development programs.

July 19-20, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North
1380 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30344

Learn More Here

First International Conference in Systems Medicine, Systems Thinking, and Systems Science

The First International Conference in Systems Medicine will be held September 11-13, 2019 at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. The conference will offer workshops, plenary sessions, panel discussions, oral, and poster presentations, as well as several interactive sessions – highlighting science, academia, business, and public policy. Presentations will showcase the science of systems medicine and how this exciting new field is beginning to change healthcare. The conference aims to create an active engagement between participants, encourage future interdisciplinary research opportunities, create collaboration amongst the international systems thinking stakeholders, and foster networking.

Early bird registration ends on May 31st, 2019. Regular registration is available until September 11, 2019.

September 11-13, 2019
Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC
Register Here
Abstracts submitted by June 15, 2019 may be eligible for registration fee waivers.

Pre-Conference Workshop
There will be a pre-conference workshop on September 11, 2019. Students and Postdocs can register for free.
Check out the Agenda for more information. Space is limited so please hurry!

Travel Stipends
Travels stipends are also available for selected presenters who are traveling within the United States!
Please email  [email protected] to learn more. Information will be provided on the website soon.

Hotel Discounts Available
Click here for discounted rates at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. Please book ASAP as the number of rooms at discounted rates is limited.




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Ethics, Regulatory and Study Implementation for Research Involving Human Subjects—May 8, 2019

This course is a brief overview of the regulations and ethics involved in conducting human subjects research. It is designed for investigators, study coordinators, and others who are responsible for facilitating and implementing specific components of research studies.

Course Objectives

  • To describe the primary roles and responsibility of the research team in a research study
  • To obtain relevant content and tools needed to facilitate the implementation and conduct of a clinical research study

Registration required! Breakfast and a light lunch will be provided. Register for free today at https://www.wepartner4research.org/crc

Course Director:  Mary Anne Hinkson, MBA, BS
Course Coordinators:  Sarah Vittone, DBe, MSN, RN; Jane Otado, PhD

Wednesday, May 8
8:00am to 4:30pm

MedStar Health Research Institute
University Town Center
6525 Belcrest Road #700
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Baltimore Washington Transforming Health Policy Forum—May 8, 2019

The health policy fellowship leadership from Georgetown University/MedStar Health, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland invite you to the next Baltimore Washington Transforming Health Policy ForumThe upcoming forum discussion will be on Gender Equality in Medicine: Parental Leave and the Gender Pay Gap on May 8th at 1:30pm, which is being hosted by the University of Maryland at the Grand Hyatt Washington.

The mission of this forum is to gather diverse circles in health care, including local clinicians, researchers, and policymakers, for a discussion on leading policy issues.  Please join us for a conversation about this important topic gaining increasing attention with our panel of guest experts. 

Guest Panelists:
Dr. Aisha Liferidge, MD, MPH, Health Policy Fellowship Co-Director,
Emergency Medicine, George Washington University

Dr. Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor,
Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland

Dr. Reggie Brown, MD, Assistant Professor and Director,
BonsSecours Hospital, University of Maryland 

Registration required! Light lunch will be provided.
Register for free today!

Wednesday, May 8
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Grand Hyatt Washington
Tiber Creek AB Room
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

FDA Grand Rounds: Gaining Insight into the Patient’s Experience by Harnessing the Power of Social Listening and FDA Archival Data—May 9, 2019

This presentation explores how to consistently and comprehensively capture the patient’s voice by using multiple data sources, including unstructured FDA archival data and social media.

FDA’s regulatory mission relies on sourcing new data and methodologies to increase our comprehensive understanding of the patient’s voice.  Leveraging technological advances and multiple real-world evidence data sources, including FDA’s archival data and social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, has enabled FDA to acquire new insight into understanding the perspectives of caregivers and patients beyond the clinic.  It has also given us a more comprehensive picture of medical products functioning beyond controlled randomized clinical trials.

Collectively, the findings of this study suggest opportunities to use new data sources to increase the total understanding of the patient perspective, including increasing confidence in the data that FDA traditionally collects, as well as reaching voices of vulnerable populations.

Presented by
Christine Lee, PharmD, PhD
General Health Scientist, Office of the Center Director
FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Thursday, May 9, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Learn more and register here.

The FDA Grand Rounds is webcast every other month to highlight cutting-edge research underway across the Agency and its impact on protecting and advancing public health. Each session features an FDA scientist presenting on a key public health challenge and how FDA is applying science to its regulatory activities. The 45-minute presentation is followed by questions from the audience.

Summer Intensive Workshop: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research — July 8-12, 2019

You are invited to a one-week (40 hour) summer intensive workshop. This workshop will focus on biostatistics, observational epidemiology, and design of clinical research.  This workshop may be eligible for tuition assistance benefits or Graduate Medical Education (GME) funds.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Working with SPSS
  • Selecting Statistical Tests
  • Introduction to Regression Analysis
  • Study Design & Conducting Clinical Research
  • Power & Sample Size
  • Survival
  • EMR/HER Cohort Discovery Research

Workshop Instructor:
Nawar Shara, PhD

July 8-12, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Georgetown University
Dahlgren Memorial Library
3900 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington DC, 20007

Registration Fee:

  • $1,200 for Faculty & Staff
  • $800 for Residency and Fellowship Programs
  • Group rates available

Registration Deadline: June 24, 2019 
Questions? Contact Rebecca Ho at [email protected]

Space is limited. Register Today!

DC CTSA Consortium Spring Regulatory Update Conference – April 29, 2019

GHUCCTS is pleased to co-host the upcoming DC CTSA Consortium conference, "Spring Regulatory Update and Hot Topics in Clinical Research." The conference will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at The George Washington University Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, located at 800 21st NW in the 3rd Floor Ballroom.

 The full agenda will be posted here when it is finalized. The event is offered free of charge. Deadline for registration is April 24, 2019.  If you have already registered, your space is secured.  Please check the website periodically for the full agenda as it is finalized.

RSVP by emailing [email protected] by noon on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

MedStar Investigator Orientation—June 11, 2019

The MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI) is offering a one-day orientation session on Tuesday, June 11th focused on conducting research at Medstar. This orientation session is for both early-career investigators as well as experienced investigators who recently moved to MedStar who wish to learn more about the services and resources available for every stage of the research lifecycle.

The MHRI Investigator Orientation is an interactive session that covers the following topics:

  • an overview of the core business and research support services available to you;
  • tips and tools for finding funding and research collaborators;
  • research informatics and statistical support;
  • the IRB process;
  • an overview of study contracting mechanisms and financial management procedures;
  • answers to the most frequently asked compliance questions;
  • best practices for effective proposal preparation and submission

Tuesday, June 11
8:00am – 4:00pm
MHRI Administrative Offices at University Town Center
6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 700
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Please email [email protected] to RSVP.
Note: breakfast and lunch will be provided.






Research Grand Rounds: Hidradentitis Suppurativa: One Disease or Many? – April 5, 2019

Research Grand Rounds are sponsored by MedStar Health Research Institute and Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and bring together the MedStar Health community for a learning experience focusing on a different topic each month.

Hidradentitis Suppurativa: One Disease or Many?
Ginette Okoye, MD
Professor and Chair of Dermatology, Howard University

April 5, 2019
12 Noon to 1 PM – Presentation
1 PM to 1:30 PM – Lunch
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 6th Floor, CTEC Theater
110 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Live-Stream Link: http://georgetownu.adobeconnect.com/mhri

Research Grand Rounds are open to all members of the research team, from principal investigators to clinical and research coordinators and trainees. Topics covered in the Research Grand Rounds range from community-focused research to best practices and are intended to increase collaboration within the research community in and outside of MedStar Health.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or visit http://www.georgetownhowardctsa.org

CRISP-Enabled Research Symposium —March 14, 2019

On behalf of Christopher Chute, MD, DrPH, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Chair of the CRISP Research Subcommittee, you are invited to the first CRISP-Enabled Research Symposium.

The Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) is the not-for-profit state-designated Health Information Exchange (HIE) for Maryland and also serves the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and the Mid-Atlantic region. CRISP provides a growing assortment of high-volume clinical data exchange services through a collaboration with healthcare stakeholders throughout the region. Every week, CRISP delivers millions of clinical documents, lab reports, clinical encounter notifications, imaging studies, and other clinical data to providers, hospitals, long-term and post-acute care facilities and others.

In 2016, CRISP received state regulatory approval to offer access to data services to clinical researchers under specific approved use cases through a data request process. The CRISP Research Initiative is now supporting more than a dozen studies and our supported researchers would like to share with you some of their experiences.

If you are a researcher who does clinical studies on consented patients and need to follow them over time, CRISP can provide a cost-effective and more comprehensive approach to understanding a patient’s experience in the healthcare system versus relying on research subject recall, chart requests, or other traditional methods. CRISP also provides access to certain HIPAA safe harbor data sets with patient identification removed – such as the case mix data available through the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC).

Come and learn about how the program works and how it supports various clinical studies. We will also discuss future directions for CRISP’s support of clinical research and you will have an opportunity to provide input on where we go from here. Please register so we know you plan to attend. Following the 90-minute symposium, we will have a reception to allow the conversation to continue.

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
3:30pm to 5:30pm

Johns Hopkins University Tilghman Auditorium
720 Rutland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21205

To register for free, visit https://crispmarch2019.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ross Martin, Program Director of the CRISP Research Initiative at [email protected] or 202-697-3077