On behalf of the Bridging Clinical Research & Clinical Health Care Collaborative and the Learning Health Community, we are pleased to extend an invitation to participate in an upcoming interactive educational event, which will take place on 4-5 March 2019, at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. This venue is symbolic of our goals to create a think tank environment for collaborative problem solving and to stimulate tangible progress toward advancing truly person-centered Learning Health Systems (LHSs).
***** Please REGISTER HERE by 31 December 2018 to receive an Early Bird Discount. *****
The 2019 Bridging Collaborative will continue the success of the December 2016 Second Learning Health System Summit and the April 2018 Bridging Collaborative with prominent thought leaders discussing how to accelerate knowledge generation and mobilize such actionable knowledge to inform decisions that improve patient care and human health. In addition, varied perspectives will be shared so that we can debate issues and establish viable solutions.
To facilitate this collaboration, the 2019 program will incorporate select “pillar presentations” to stimulate panel discussions, and there will be 10 luncheon discussion groups each day on various relevant topics, many of which will focus on progressing the Learning Health Systems Consensus Action Plan, which was published in the Learning Health Systems open access journal in April 2018.
The 2019 Bridging Collaborative event is being organized in collaboration with the Learning Health Community, which is now incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Overarching goals include building education, engagement and involvement to bridge research and healthcare; establishing clinical research as a care option for more people; and furthering the Learning Health Systems Consensus Action Plan of the Learning Health Community.
Participation in this event presents an important opportunity not only to learn from and interact with diverse stakeholders with shared passion for LHSs, but also to collaboratively shape the future of the Learning Health Community incipient movement (and to be publicly acknowledged for doing so). If you have not already done so, we would encourage you to formally endorse the multi-stakeholder consensus LHS Core Values; organizational endorsers are listed on the Learning Health Community website.
For more information, please see the website ( www.bridgingclinical.com ) as well as our recent press release.
Please feel free to contact Kaci Sykora ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with any questions. Thank you sincerely in advance for your contributions towards the success of the Learning Health Community and for furthering the ultimate goal of bridging clinical research and clinical health care for the benefit of (and in collaboration with) patients.