Second Annual Duke-Margolis Conference on Real-World Data and Evidence

October 1, 2018 -
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

529 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20045

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Convened by the Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University, the Second Annual Duke-Margolis Conference on Real-World Data and Evidence will bring together top experts and speakers to examine topics related to the use of real-world data (RWD) and evidence (RWE) in drug development and regulatory decision-making. Workshop sessions will highlight takeaways from two new white papers that will be released in conjunction with this conference (titles to be finalized):

  • “Real-World Data Quality and Relevance: Characterizing Data for Regulatory Use” examines the process and factors that should be considered while characterizing RWD quality and relevancy for regulatory purposes
  • “Applying Credible Observational RWE to Regulatory Decisions” focuses on the process for determining the regulatory acceptability of observational studies.

These papers, written by multistakeholder working groups under the Duke-Margolis Center’s RWE Collaborative, further build upon core concepts in the major white paper released as part of 2017’s RWE Conference

Additional sessions will provide updates from stakeholder groups working on ways to enhance the development and use of RWD and RWE across a range of clinical and regulatory activities, as well as forward-looking discussions on actionable next steps to realize the aims of RWE provisions in PDUFA VI and the 21st Century Cures Act.

In-person and webcast registration are now open, with limited in-person seating available. Funding for this conference is made possible through the generosity of the Margolis Family Foundation, which provides core resources for the Center, as well as a combination of financial and in-kind contributions from RWE Collaborative members including Eli Lilly and Company; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson; Novartis; and Teva.