Triangle Comparative Effectiveness Research Symposium

April 11, 2017, 8:00am-4:00pm
RTI International, Haynes Building, Dreyfus Auditorium
Research Triangle Park, NC (Free Parking)

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, are sponsoring a CER symposium on April 11, 2017, which will take place at RTI International located in Research Triangle Park, NC.

The CER symposium will be held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Harry Guess Memorial Lecture on April 12, 2017 (Speaker: Dr. Susana Perez-Gutthann, RTI Health Solutions, Barcelona). Dr. Harry Guess was a pediatrician and a leading figure in pharmacoepidemiology, who died in 2006 following a courageous battle against lung cancer.


The CER Symposium will honor Dr. Guess' contributions to the research areas of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and pediatric therapeutics with invited presentations and panel discussions related to these themes. The keynote address "Digging deeper into our understanding of PROs: Well-being and Pain" will be given by Dr. Arthur A. Stone, Professor of Psychology at University of Southern California Los Angeles and the Director of USC Dornsife Center for Self-Report Research. Please see final program for complete list of presentations.

view final program (pdf)

Directions and Parking

RTI International is located at 3040 E. Cornwallis Road Research Triangle Park, NC. Please see directions and RTI campus map (the Haynes building is marked “T”). Attendees should plan to park in the deck adjacent to the building. The garage entrance for visitors is the one closest to the building marked “A” on the campus map (the other parking deck entrance is for staff only). Event signs will be posted.

view RTI directions and map (pdf)


Registration deadline: Mon, April 3.

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