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NATIONAL COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS SUMMIT AGENDA: PRECONFERENCE
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Note, all times listed are Eastern Standard Time

SPECIAL PRECONFERENCE SESSION: Assuring that Comparative Effectiveness Research Extends to Treatment Delivery Methods, including Inpatient Hospitalist and Chronic Care Delivery Methods
(Registration optional)

8:30 a.m. Getting the Right Care Right: Application of Comparative Effectiveness Research Beyond Treatment Options to Treatment Delivery Methods

Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
US Health Care Thought Leader, Mercer Health & Benefits; Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, CA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

9:00 a.m.

Case Study and Unique Issues in Comparing the Effectiveness of Treatment Delivery Methods: Protocolization of Hospital Treatment Delivery Methods

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Director, Quality and Safety Research Group, Center for Innovations in Quality Patient Care, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Department of Health Policy & Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

9:45 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Expert Investment Advice: Which Comparisons of Effectiveness of Treatment Delivery Methods are Most Likely to Improve Hospital Outcomes

Lucian Leape, MD
Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

11:00 a.m.

Panel Q&A

11:45 a.m.

Preconference Adjournment; Lunch on your Own



NATIONAL COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS SUMMIT AGENDA: DAY I
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Note, all times listed are Eastern Standard Time

1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Summit Overview

John Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs; National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine, Washington, DC (Co chair)

1:15 p.m.

The Policies and Politics of CER

Gail Wilensky, PhD
Senior Fellow, Project HOPE; Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

1:45 p.m.

The Role of AHRQ in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Carolyn M. Clancy, MD
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

2:15 p.m.

The Role of NIH in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

2:45 p.m.

The IOM Study on National Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Harold C. Sox, MD, MACP
Chair, Panel on Comparative Effectiveness, Institute of Medicine; Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine; Past President, American College of Physicians, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m.

Comparing Effectively: The Role of Registries in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH, FACC
Senior Advisor for Cardiovascular Disease, Northern California Kaiser; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; President-Elect, American College of Cardiology, San Francisco, CA

Janet Wright, MD
Senior Vice President, Science and Quality, American College of Cardiology, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

4:15 p.m.

Comparative Effectiveness Research and Cost Effectiveness

Dean G. Smith, PhD
Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Administration, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

4:45 p.m.

The Advantages of Comparative Effectiveness Research

Jerry Avorn, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Author, "Debate About Funding Comparative Effectiveness Research," New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, MA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

5:15 p.m.

Seeking Effectiveness in Health Care Reform: What's at Play in Washington?

Nancy L. Johnson
Senior Policy Advisory, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz; Former Congresswoman (R-CT), US House of Representatives, Washington, DC

5:45 p.m.

Adjournment and Networking Reception




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