Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply.—In response to Dr Smith and
others who also endorsed our Commentary, we are pleased to report that, following
our call to action, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and
the American Medical Association (AMA) are coconveners of a planning process
that will lead to a Clinical Research Summit meeting.
The AAMC and AMA are inviting relevant organizations interested in cosponsorship
of an effort that will propose an action plan to address the future of clinical
research in the United States and establish a benchmarking process to measure
progress on specific action items over time. Planning meetings have been scheduled
for winter of this year, will be followed by a retreat in the late spring,
and will culminate in the Clinical Research Summit, scheduled to take place
in Washington, DC, in the fall of 1998.
Thompson JN, Moskowitz J. Preserving the Clinical Research Ecosystem—Reply. JAMA. 1998;279(1):21-22. doi:10.1001/jama.279.1.17