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International Scientific Collaboration (ISC) members work to guide new innovations in medical technology for the healthcare system by facilitating teamwork and partnerships within the global scientific community.

About the International Scientific Collaboration (ISC)

EXCITE International (EI) aims to develop high quality multinational studies amongst member countries according to an inclusive approach to protocol designs that:

  • mitigates the risk of rejection by being acceptable to regulators, industry, payers, health systems, patients and end-users
  • provide the best evidence of efficacy and safety
  • are most efficient
  • maximize external validity

The EI Scientific Collaboration (SC) is comprised of international experts from within the scientific community who will guide the development of protocols that will allow EI to fulfill its mandate as set out above.

The SC is advisory to the Global Methodology Resource Centre (GMRC) selected to assemble the protocol for each approved technology.

Detailed protocol development will be undertaken by the GMRC working closely with Key International Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and EI committees that express the interests of payers and patients.

The GMRC will also be responsible for ensuring input by Regulators into protocol development. The SC will provide ongoing advice to the GMRC and advice to the EI Board regarding approval or the final protocol. Terms of reference for the SC are attached as Appendix 1. Membership of the Scientific Collaboration is attached as Appendix 2.

It is important to point out that industry is expected to be very much involved in protocol development and has to sign off on the final protocol.

Our International Scientific Collaboration members provide thought leadership and direction on innovative trial design and methodologies to guide technologies into the market more effectively.

Meet Our ISC Members

Joseph Cafazzo, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Naomi Aronson

Naomi Aronson, PhD, is the Executive Director of Clinical Evaluation, Innovation, and Policy, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association.  
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Joseph Cafazzo, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Joseph Cafazzo

Dr. Cafazzo is Lead for the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. As a biomedical engineer, he has spent his entire career in hospitals.  
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Brett Hauber, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Brett Hauber

Brett Hauber, PhD, has more than 15 years of academic, research, and government experience in health and environmental economics.
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Peter Juni, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Peter Jüni

Dr. Jüni is internationally renowned for his methodological work and for his research on cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disorders.
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Brian Luce, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Bryan Luce

Dr. Bryan R. Luce is President & CEO of Luce Outcomes Research and Affiliate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington.
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Peter McCulloch, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Peter McCulloch

Dr. Peter McCulloch is a Reader (Assistant Professor) in surgery at University of Oxford. He takes a keen interest in surgical safety and quality.
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Fiona Miller, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Fiona Miller

Dr. Miller's work centres on health technology policy and brings a health policy perspective to analyzing systems of health research and innovation.
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Rod Taylor, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Amit Oza

Dr. Amit Oza is a Medical Oncologist and Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto and CEO of Ozmosis Research, a not for profit social enterprise clinical research organization. 
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Brian Luce, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Joseph Ross

Dr. Joseph Ross is a Professor of Medicine and of Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine and a member of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at the Yale-New Haven Hospital.
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Rod Taylor, EXCITE International ISC

Dr. Rod Taylor

Rod has been working in health service research and health technology assessment for over 20 years and has published more than 200 research articles.
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