You’re Invited to a Conference: How Can Healthcare be Improved with Comparative Effectiveness Research?

You’re Invited to a Conference: How Can Healthcare be Improved with Comparative Effectiveness Research? 

Please note that registration is now full.

Please join us and our co-sponsor Consumer Reports’ Dr. John Santa and their “Best Buy Drugs” experts, PCORI director Dr. Joe Selby, Harvard’s Dr. Jerry Avorn, and other opinion leaders, medical and public health researchers,advocates, and communication experts from Capitol Hill, AHRQ,CMS, PR firms, and nonprofit organizations from across the country.

What:  Conference for directors of membership organizations and leaders in public health and patient and consumer advocacy

When: March 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: The Pew Center, 901 E Street, NW, WashingtonDC 20004.  

Cost:   Registration is now full.

Why: This conference will actively engage patient, consumer, and public health leaders. National polls show that most people associate comparative effectiveness research with death panels and rationing of care. They think that such research will tie the hands of their physicians, who they assume are providing the best treatment available.  Experts from across the country will share information about the benefits and pitfalls of comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research, and how it can be used to improve medical care while preserving essential treatment options.

Active Participation: This is not the usual “sit passively while listening to experts” conference.  It is designed to bring together leaders of the health policy, public health, and patient and consumer advocacy community to actively develop strategies for changing the way treatment decisions are made. 

Thanks to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for their support for this conference. 

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