DCRI Events

DCRI Events

Everything we do at the DCRI is based on collaboration and the sharing of knowledge. Our researchers and operational teams work closely with each other, with our colleagues from the wider world of Duke University and Duke Health, and with our peers and partners around the world. Upcoming events featuring our thought leadership and opportunities for collaboration are listed below. We hope you will join us.

Write Like an 8th Grader: Improving Readability in Clinical Research

July 25, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Trent Seamans Great Hall, Durham, NC

How do you ensure that your clinical research materials are readable for the audiences you want to reach?

This presentation will help you learn how to measure and improve the readability of your clinical research communications to a participant and public-facing audience. We will discuss the importance of readability and explore the pros and cons of tools you can use. Case examples from the Duke Clinical Research Institute including informed consent forms, recruitment materials, and lay summaries will highlight how to use free and existing resources to improve your communication. Four speakers will address readability for the pediatric and adult populations:

  • Jenny Cook, DCRI communications on the importance of readability and overall tools you can use to improve readability
  • Vincent Miller, DCRI Informatics on improving readability in consent forms for older populations with chronic disease
  • Renee Leverty, DCRI  Outcomes on  working with a patient powered research network involving patients  parents, advocacy organization and health literacy experts to create and implement a health literacy policy for pediatric arthritis research
  • Cheryl Alderman, DCRI Pediatric Trials Research Network, on improving readability in the informed consent process for a large national network

Upcoming DCRI Conference Presentations

DCRI faculty, fellows, and thought leaders will attend these future conferences to share the insights and results of their research. During each conference,  follow our activities on Twitter (@DCRINews).

ESC Congress: European Society for Cardiology, August 31 – September 4, Paris, France

HFSA: Heart Failure Society of America, September 14-16, Philadelphia, PA

EASD: European Association for the Study of Diabetes, September 16-20, Barcelona, Spain

TCT: Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, September 24-28, San Francisco, CA

SCDM: Society for Clinical Data Management, September 29-October 2, Baltimore, MD

IDWeek: Infectious Disease Society of America, October 2-6, Washington, DC

ASN Kidney Week: American Society for Nephrology, November 5-10, Washington, DC

AASLD Liver Meeting: American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, November 8-12, Boston, MA

AHA: American Heart Association, November 16-18, Philadelphia, PA

AMIA: American Medical Informatics Association, November 16-20, Washington, DC

Affiliate Events

Cardiac Safety Research Consortium Think Tank

July 24, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FDA Great Room, Silver Spring, MD

The Cardiac Safety Research Consortium (CSRC) is hosting a think tank July 24 in Silver Spring, MD to discuss practical approaches to generating clinical evidence for the treatment of cardiogenic shock. The one-day event will feature speakers from industry, regulatory agencies, and academia, including six Duke faculty: Mitch Krucoff, Marc Samsky, Jacob Schroder, Magnus Ohman, Adam DeVore, and Sunil Rao. Please share this information with your colleagues and encourage them to register

DCRI Research Forum

DCRI Research Forum is a platform for thought leaders, visionaries, and educators to share ideas, innovations, and best practices with those who are instrumental in improving patient care and outcomes.

Our Vision:

  1. To share research findings with people who can apply them to improve patient care and outcomes
  2. To share lessons learned and best practices for clinical research so we can all do it better 


Upcoming Research Forums

Join the discussion at DCRI's Morris Building Conference Center on Tuesdays from 12 p.m.-1 p.m., twice a month.

August 27, 2019  |   Speaker: John Brush, MD - Sentara Medical Group  |  Topic: TBD

Research Forum Archives

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