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Using the ACT Network to Gain Insight into COVID-19

As part of AMIA's ongoing COVID-19 Webinar Series, we take another look at how the Clinical Research Informatics community is contributing to better understanding the clinical nature of the coronavirus. Members of the Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) network will present an overview of the existing network, which is funded by NIH NCATS, and will describe the goals of the ACT COVID-19 project. Presenters will discuss how they have been able to apply proven ACT technology, governance and Data Use Agreements to quickly implement a scalable COVID-19 research platform. Specifically, they will focus on COVID-19 extensions to the ACT query ontology, rapid implementation of a COVID-19 focused subnetwork and our process to rapidly design, develop, implement, evaluate and incrementally improve to meet the changing needs of COVID-19 research. Attendees will be able to understand how ACT fits into the variety of other efforts focused on COVID-19 research and how they can use the ACT and ACT COVID-19 project for their research.

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Speaker Information

Lee Nadler, MD
Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, Harvard Medical School
Principal Investigator, Harvard Catalyst

Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School
Chief Research Information Officer at Partners HealthCare
Associate Director of the Lab of Computer Science at MGH

Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD
Director of Clinical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh

Douglas MacFadden
Chief Informatics Officer, Harvard Catalyst – Harvard Medical School

About the Series

AMIA's COVID-19 Webinar Series highlights how the informatics community is addressing this global pandemic from all angles. From front-line informaticians and public health informaticists, to clinical and bioinformatics researchers, AMIA's members are uniquely positioned to leverage data and evidence in the fight against COVID-19.

We will look at the pandemic through a health informatics lens and is designed to share informatics responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will share their specific domain expertise, including clinical informatics, public health informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and consumer health informatics. We will also have special emphasis webinars covering topics related to global health, telemedicine, and public policy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dates and Times: May 5, 2020 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 .m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Price: Free for AMIA members and non-members