Future Forum

The Vision of Clinical Data Science - Where Will We Be In 2025?

Since its inception the mission of PhUSE has been to provide the industry with an exceptional and innovative platform for creating and sharing ideas, tools and standards about data and reporting technologies. One of the ideas debated and approved at the March 2015 PhUSE Board meeting was to organise a thought leader Future Forum. The purpose of this Forum would be to explore the vision and, in turn, develop the key themes for the future of clinical development and data science. It would also explore possibilities to further support the FDA initiatives (CSS) and to start expanding this support to both the EMA and PMDA.

The thought process was that the Future Forum would be an industry Think Tank and would be considered as a key initiative to share – contribute and advance towards the future together. It would be based around a framework of key topics that are defining the future of clinical development and data science, in the next 10 years to come. The Future Forum is based on the key principles of PhUSE, but will address more forward looking topics and will lay the foundation for PhUSE’s future working programme.

Future Forum Workshop, 26th August 2015

On 26th August, 2015, 20 industry leaders from across the healthcare space met in London for the very first Future Forum workshop. The meeting was a great success and the vision and experience in the room, really helped shape the day. 

During the workshop, the group decided that five main topics would need to be addressed as we move towards 2025. These are:

  • Analytics 
  • Interoperability
  • Technology
  • Process
  • People

These topics were all shared with the PhUSE Membership during a webinar in February 2016. During this call it was decided which two projects should first be progressed into PhUSE Working Group Projects.

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PhUSE is an expanding, global society with a membership of more than 8,000 clinical data scientists. It requires a large pool of resources to help with its running so offers many opportunities for members to become involved. Whether it's chairing a conference, presenting at an event, leading a working group or contributing to the quarterly newsletter, we are always keen to hear from volunteers.

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