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Real-World Evidence for Regulatory Decision-Making

May 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

FDA’s Director of the Office of Medical Policy to speak at Triangle BERD Symposium


Join us for a day of presentations and discussion on the use of real-world data to inform clinical research and practice! Speakers from academia, industry, and federal agencies will discuss challenges, opportunities, analytic considerations, and future directions regarding the use of real-world evidence in health research and regulation.

The Keynote address will be given by Dr. Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, JD, MD, Director, Office of Medical Policy at the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Other confirmed speakers include:
Elizabeth Andrews, RTI-HS
Rachael Fleurence, National Evaluation System for Health Technology (NEST)
Cindy Girman, CERobs
Michael Hudgens, UNC
Lisa LaVange, UNC
Richie Wyss, Harvard

We invite students and early investigators from UNC, Duke, or RTI to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the symposium. A focus on real-world evidence is encouraged, but not required. The submission form can be downloaded here. Questions may be sent to

General: $50
Speaker/Moderator/Planning Committee: $0
Student: $15




Abstracts due March 18