2013 Course Overview

Our event takes a comprehensive look at CER/PCOR. We cover topics from the practical (grant writing and study design) to the political (how PCORI came to be, CER vs PCOR and stakeholder engagement) in an intimate environment where speaker/participant interaction is welcome and encouraged.

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Agenda Outline

Sunday (optional): In depth look at grant writing and proposal preparation

Monday: Welcome, political and scientific overview of CER and PCOR, comparative effectiveness reviews, confounding, dissemination and implementation

Tuesday: Methods, study design, risk scores, large data sets, propensity scoring and output analysis

Wednesday: Instrumental variables, output analysis, successful consumer and stakeholder engagement, harms

Follow-up Q&A webinar: Funding opportunities for CER


Highlighted Talks

(Subject to change)

  • "Introduction to PCORI and Emerging Funding Opportunities" by Kerry Barnett, JD
  • "Designing CER Studies that Reflect the Perspective of Patients, Clinicians and Payers" by Sean Tunis, MD, MSc
  • "Methods for Comparative Effectiveness & Health Services Research" by Mark Helfand, MD, MS, MPH
  • "Instrumental Variables" by Alan Brookhart, PhD
  • "Designing Pragmatic Cohort Studies for Comparative Effectiveness" by Eric S. Johnson, PhD, MPH
  • "Engaging Consumers and the Media in Comparisons" by John Santa, MD, MPH

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