What: Robert Califf, M.D., vice chancellor, Clinical and Translational Research; director, Duke Translational Medicine Institute; professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, will be the featured speaker for the fifth annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies. Dr. Califf’s lecture is entitled A New Fabric for Clinical Research: Application to the Pain Problem.
Why: When patients and families ask about health care decisions, there is often tremendous uncertainty about the best option. While biological science is unraveling the basis for health and disease and yielding a large number of therapeutic targets, ultimately, the assessment of which options are best for an individual or populations depends on empirical information derived from attempts to learn from observational studies or randomized trials. Until recently, the fragmented nature of the system for doing human research led to a large number of research and projects. The advent of big data connects all of this information for useful applications. This lecture will focus on the approach to the chronic pain problem, with an emphasis on utilizing big data.
When: Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET
Where: National Institutes of Health, Building 10, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Md. Lecture: Lipsett Amphitheater
More information: Details are available on NCCAM’s website at nccam.nih.gov. Sign language interpretation will be provided; for other reasonable accommodation call Yasmine Kloth at 301-451-6579.
Who Should Attend: The event is free and open to the public.
Hosts: Presented by NCCAM and supported by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health with a generous gift from Bernard and Barbro Osher.