Building Bridges to Advance CER

Triangle Comparative Effectiveness Research Symposium

May 13-14, 2015 | Research Triangle Park, NC

The Comparative Effectiveness Research Strategic Initiative (CER-SI) of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), supported by the National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Award program (NIH-CTSA), and in collaboration with RTI International and Duke Clinical Research Institute, sponsored a CER symposium on May 13 and 14, 2015 at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Keynote Speakers

  • Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics and the Hospitalist Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
    “Pragmatic trials in health insurance systems: designing and evaluating interventions to increase patient engagement”
  • Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Associate Vice President for Population Health Sciences in the Office of Health Affairs at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health System).
    “Incorporating patient-centered outcomes and diverse stakeholder input in a clinical trial”

Program At-a-Glance | View detailed program and schedule (pdf)

  • Day 1 (1 pm – 5:30 pm)
    • Keynote Address by Niteesh Choudhry | View Keynote
    • Panel Discussion: Engaging the Patient in CER
    • Panel Discussion: Use of “Real World” Data in CER
  • Day 2 (8 am – 4 pm)
    • Panel Discussion: Engaging Delivery Systems/Industry in CER
    • Panel Discussion: CER Methods
    • Lunch and Poster Session
    • Keynote Address by Jerry Krishnan | View Keynote
    • Abstract Presentations

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