CDISC Symposium - Interoperability: A Matter of Life and Death

Nov 16, 2016 2:00am - 5:00am CST
University of Chicago Gleacher Center | Chicago, IL

As FDA Commissioner Rob Califf has noted, there exist two “parallel universes” in healthcare – the world of electronic health records (EHRs) and the clinical trial reporting mechanisms. These ecosystems use different standards for data collection, storage, and transmission, hampering our ability to efficiently run robust clinical trials. Frustrations are widespread and prevent the development and maintenance of a learning health care system. 

CDISC stands poised to bring these parallel universes together and transform the clinical trials landscape. CDISC is a vibrant community of passionate data scientists and researchers who are committed to facilitating clinical trials, from protocol development and trial registration, to patient-level data collection and data aggregation across patients to tabulation, to analysis and publication or regulatory submissions. 

This half-day symposium will provide an overview of CDISC and its suite of harmonized and curated standards for clinical research, which are freely-available via the Shared Health and Research Electronic Library (SHARE), CDISC’s metadata repository.