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DPharm Pre-Conference Workshop

Limited Seating Available. Attendance Optional.

Trial Innovation Co-Design Workshop: Help Create Solutions to Assist Clinical Research Participants

Wednesday, September 6, 2017   |   7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


In this optional pre-conference hands-on workshop, you get to be an innovator! Using co-design and human-centered approaches, you will work with a small team to brainstorm and design an innovation to assist participants in Clinical Trials. For the purpose of this co-design workshop, you might think a smart pill bottle could help patients remember to take their trial medication, or maybe a smart refrigerator could help trial staff manage their supply of study drug. In this interactive workshop, we will guide you through a collaborative design process that helps you create practical solutions using Ambient Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Smart Devices.

Led by:

Barry Crist
Lead Investigator, Lilly Clinical Open Innovation Team, Eli Lilly & Company

Barry leads a group of designers and techies in Lilly’s Clinical Development Innovation Lab, where they do imagineering for patient-centric research. He is the Lead Investigator for the Lilly Clinical Innovation and Optimization Team. Barry has spent his career leveraging information to transform the way people do work. He is a technologist, an architect, a seeker, a problem solver – and has a passion-fueled vision that drives a unique ability to make big ideas come to life. Prior to Lilly, Barry worked for many years at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. This is a 300 square-mile facility with multiple nuclear reactors and chemical processing facilities. Barry was responsible for digitizing a half a million paper engineering drawings (blueprints, essentially) and make them smarter. Barry is a graduate of Purdue University where he studied computer technology. 

Dave Crumbacher
Technology Architect, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly & Company

Workshop Information

  • Open to registered DPharm attendees.
  • The workshop is limited to 50 people.

Registration Instructions