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2019 Executive Sponsors


2019 Associate Sponsors


2019 Exhibitors

Clara Health

2019 Supporting Collaborator


2019 Supporting Partners

Medical Center of the Americas Foundation

2019 Media Partners



What is CRAACO?

Integrating Clinical Care and Clinical Research.  The future of health care options. 

Arguably the greatest change we can collaborate on in bringing patients closer to clinical research is to make clinical trials a care option. Higher rates of clinical trial participation inside of a health system can produce better patient outcomes, lower cost of care and happier patients. Health systems and patients get access to the latest research and pharma can get access to more patients in need of clinical research options.

Clinical research is typically transactional and not integrated as part of a healthcare organization’s care options. Patients almost never learn about clinical research from their physicians unless their physicians are directly engaged in a clinical trials. The value of integrating clinical research into the overall continuum of care is often lost on health care organizations and misunderstood.

In this meeting, our first goal is to bring together a variety of health systems nationwide, pharma, patient advocacy, payors, regulators,change agents and innovators to chart a path forward integrating clinical care with clinical research options.

We have four additional goals that include:

  1. To demonstrate several different examples from the view of health systems on where they are in this journey as there is no gold standard best practice.
  2. To demonstrate tools to integrate clinical trials into health systems to all parties with access to relevant information and  care options.
  3. To identify ways to reduce the barriers and burden to clinicians, research investigators and patients to participate in the evolving, expanding and important clinical research.
  4. To encourage continued forward movement, inspire further action and unite like-minded individuals and organizations.

We kick off the program with co-chair Jeff James, CEO, Wilmington Health and throughout the day address goals for care vs research, patient and provider input on the goals and challenges they are facing, and operational barriers to this integration. Day 2 continues with discussions of operational barriers, the tools needed to start implementing clinical research initiatives, creating more awareness and understanding of clinical trials, and the role of pharma collaborations with healthcare.

With four years of experience gathering the clinical research and healthcare communities together, CRAACO has the most experience addressing the value, opportunities, and challenges to integrating clinical research as a care option for patients.

Who Will Benefit From Attending CRAACO

From Hospitals/Health Care Organizations, Medical Groups, Physician Groups:

  • Chief Administrators
  • Chief Experience Officer
  • Physician Champions/leads
  • Therapeutic Heads
  • Population Health
  • Head of Clinical Trials/Research

From Pharma, Biotech, CROs:

  • Heads of Clinical Operations, Clinical Innovation
  • Heads of Health Economics/Outcome Research
  • Value & Policy
  • Health Systems
  • CMOs
  • Chief Quality/Outcome Officers
  • Chief Patient Officers, Patient Services and Recruitment

The Following Organizations will also Benefit:

  • Payers
  • Investigative Sites
  • Patient Advocacy Foundations and Trusts
  • Patient Recruitment Services
  • IT and Health Care Consultants and Technology Firms
  • Medical Informatics