Dr. Birch making a presentation at the annual research conference.

Dec 01, 2017 / Research & Innovation

Dallas Hospitals Collaborate for Annual Research Conference

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is hosting the 2017 Clinical Research Conference: Building Clinical Research. This collaborative one-day meeting brings together research professionals from various institutions around the Dallas area, including Scottish Rite Hospital, Children’s Health, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital. 

Various staff from each institution have been invited to give presentations on their area of expertise. The annual conference allows clinicians and researchers to learn from one another on the importance of utilizing research to improve patient care, innovation regarding study design and working through the difficulties of multidisciplinary research studies.  

Scottish Rite Hospital’s Director of Clinical Research Adriana De La Rocha, Ph.D., CCRP and Assistant Administrator of Research Matt Ferguson, recognize the value of providing an educational event for the staff and fellow research professionals in the area. “The annual research conference gives the hospital the opportunity to network and collaborate within the research community,” says De La Rocha. “As an institution, we are honored to work with Children’s Health to host this meeting to bring more education and awareness on the type of clinical research projects we collaborate with our medical staff and learn how we may improve the care we give our patients.” 

This year, Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus John G. Birch, M.D. is among one of the conference speakers. As a key member to the hospital’s Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening team, Birch is presenting on the evolution of leg lengthening and reconstruction within the pediatric population and the future of the treatment. 

Scottish Rite Hospital is honored to host such an influential conference to facilitate collaboration between four prestigious institutions. This opportunity allows the hospital to continue its mission of education, research and world-renowned patient care. 

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