Navigating the Pathway from Research Discoveries to Clinical Practice

Sunday, March 19, 2017
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Organized by the ORS Clinical Research Committee
Kurt Spindler, MD, Chair

The 2017 ORS Clinical Research Forum will bring together key clinical research leaders to focus on two areas of research.  The first session on Biomedical Research will include talks on barriers to translation to clinical practice, the commercialization process, funding sources, and conflicts of interest in clinical research.  The second session on Clinical Research Training in Orthopaedics and will include talks key principles in orthopaedic research, measurements in clinical research, mitigation bias in clinical studies, and knowledge translation.  Presentations in the second session will be based on the ORS Clinical Research Training in Orthopaedics web-based curriculum to launch in the fall of 2017.  This is an interactive conference with sufficient time for questions and discussion.

Session I: Biomedical Research
Moderator: Michael Yazemski, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic

Barriers to Translation to Clinical Practice
Anthony Ratcliffe, PhD, Synthasome, Inc.

Commercialization Process
Scott Bruder, MD, PhD, Bruder Consulting International, LCC

Funding Sources
Lloyd Hey, MD, Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research
Michael Yaszemski, MD, PhD, Mayo Medical Center

Panel Discussion

Session II: Clinical Research Training in Orthopaedics
Moderator: David Wasserstein, MD, MSc, MPH(c), FRCSC, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Key Principles in Orthopaedic Research
Kurt Spindler, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Measurements in Clinical Research
Man Hung, PhD, MEd, Mstat, University of Utah

Mitigating Bias in Clinical Studies
Stephen Lyman, PhD, Hospital for Special Surgery

Knowledge Translation
David Wasserstein, MD, MSc, MPH(c), FRCSC, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Panel Discussion