IT Roundtable
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The Clinical Research Forum considers the integration of information technology (IT) and clinical research a high priority for its members. The IT Roundtable was initiated in 2005 and has continued to be one of the Forum’s most engaging initiatives. Roundtable meetings provide a venue for academic health center leaders to share experiences and work with vendors to address key IT issues in clinical research such as the interface of clinical services and clinical research data, warehousing, data security, electronic health record platforms, and governance.

2017 IT Roundtable Meeting 

The 2017 IT Roundtable will be held in Washington, D.C., November 2 – 3.  For this year’s event details, go to the event webpage

Planning Committee

Conference Chairs

Dr. Daniel Ford
Vice Dean for Clinical Investigations
Johns Hopkins University


Planning Committee Participants:

Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI   |  President & CEO, Regenstrief Institute
Sam Regenstrief Professor of Medicine, 
Associate Dean for Informatics & Health Services Research, IU School of Medicine Associate Director of Informatics, Indiana CTSI 
Vice-President for Learning Health Systems, IU Health

Michael Halaas
Chief Information Officer, SOM Information Resource & Technology
Stanford University

Dr. Paul Harris 
Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Allen Hsaio
Chief Medical Information Officer 
Yale School of Medicine 

Dr. Shawn Murphy
Chief Research Information Officer
Partners Healthcare

Dr. Justin Starren
Chief Division of Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics
Northwestern University

Dr. David Vawdrey
Assistant Director for Medical Informatics Services 
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Shyam Visweswaran
Director of Clinical and Translational Informatics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Dr. Mark Weiner
Assistant Dean of Informatics
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Dr. Peter Winkelstein
Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics
University at Buffalo