Conference on Methodological  Challenges in Comparative Effectiveness Research
 
Agenda

Methodological Challenges in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Masur Auditorium
Building 10 (Clinical Center)
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Thursday, December 2, 2010; 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM (Reception to follow)
Friday, December 3, 2010; 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

AGENDA

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

8:00 am

Welcome
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
National Institutes of Health

Steven Goodman, M.D., M.H.S., Ph.D.
Professor
Oncology, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
Senior Statistical Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine

8:15 am Michael Lauer, M.D.
Director
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health

Jean R. Slutsky, P.A., M.S.P.H.
Director
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

8:30 am

Session I
Comparative Effectiveness of Surgical and Radiotherapy Treatments for Prostate Cancer
Moderator:
Douglas Owens, M.D., M.S.

Professor of Medicine
Stanford University

Presenter:
Tim Wilt, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Co-Director Minnesota AHRQ
Evidence-based Practice Center
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
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Presenter:
Sheldon Greenfield, M.D., M.P.H.

Donald Bren Professor of Medicine
Executive Director, Center for Health Policy Research
University of California, Irvine

Presenter:
Steven Pearson, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.P.

President
Institute for Clinical & Economic Review
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School


Discussant:
Anthony Zietman, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
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Discussant:
David F. Penson, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Urologic Surgery
Director, Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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9:45 am Q & A
10:15 am Break
10:45 am Session II
Methods for Addressing Confounding in Observational Studies
Presenter:
Scott Zeger, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research
Johns Hopkins University

Discussant:
Frank E. Harrell, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
School of Medicine
Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Professor of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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11:40 am Q & A
12:00 pm

1:30 pm

Lunch Break (food can be purchased at NIH cafeterias)

Session III
Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Evaluating Effects in Subgroups and
Accounting for Rapid Technological Advances

Moderator:
Rita Redberg, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.C.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Services
UCSF Medical Center

Presenter:
Doug Owens, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Medicine
Stanford University

Presenter:
Mark A. Hlatky, M.D.
Professor of Health Research and Policy
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Stanford University School of Medicine

Presenter:
William Weintraub M.D., F.A.C.C.
Director
Division of Cardiology
Christiana Care Health Services

Discussant:
John B. Wong, M.D.
Chief
Division of Clinical Decision Making
Tufts Medical Center
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Discussant:
John Santa, M.D., M.P.H.

Director
Health Ratings Center
Consumer Reports

2:45 pm Q & A
3:15 pm Break
3:45 pm  

Session IV
Value of Information Approaches for CER

Moderator:
Cynthia Mulrow, M.D., M.Sc., M.A.C.P.

Senior Deputy Editor
Annals of Internal Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Presenter:
William Lawrence, M.D., M.S.

Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Presenter:
David Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Associated Faculty Member
Harris School and the Department of Economics
The University of Chicago

Presenter:
Andrew R. Willan, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute
Professor of Biostatistics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
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4:45 pm Q & A

5:15 pm

 

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End of Day 1 (Reception to follow)
Reception Sponsored by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

 

 

Friday, December 3, 2010

8:00 am

 

 

 

8:15 am

 

Introduction to Day 2
Cynthia Mulrow, M.D., M.Sc., M.A.C.P.
Senior Deputy Editor
Annals of Internal Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Session V
The Challenges of Designing an Open-Science Learning Healthcare System
Moderator:
Sean Tunis, M.D., M.Sc.
Director
Center for Medical Technology Policy

Presenter:
Christopher B. Forrest, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary D. Ames Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Presenter:
Marshall M. Joffe, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Discussant:
David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
Quality Enhancement Research Initiative
Health Services Research & Development
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Discussant:
Miguel Hernán, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Member of the Affiliated Faculty
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

9:15 am Q & A
9:45 am Break
10:15 am  

Session VI
Evaluating the Benefits and Consequences of Imaging Strategies for Diagnosing and Monitoring Cancer

Presenter:
Peter Bach, M.D., M.A.P.P.
Attending Physician
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Presenter:
William C. Black, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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Discussant:
Constantine A. Gatsonis, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Science
Director, Center for Statistical Sciences
Brown University
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Discussant:
Frances M. Visco, J.D.
President
National Breast Cancer Coalition

11:30 am Q & A
12:00 pm Lunch Break (food can be purchased at NIH cafeterias)
1:00 pm   Session VII
Observational and Randomized Studies in Drug Safety: The Aprotinin and Rosiglitazone Stories

Moderator:
Steven Goodman, M.D., M.H.S., Ph.D.

Professor
Oncology, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
Senior Statistical Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine

Presenter:
Dean A. Fergusson, M.H.A., Ph.D.

Senior Scientist and Acting Director
Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Director, University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion Research
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Surgery, and of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
University of Ottawa
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Presenter:
Bruce M. Psaty, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Services
Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
University of Washington

Discussant:
Sebastian Schneeweiss, M.D., Sc.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Discussant:
Brian Strom, M.D., M.P.H.

George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventative Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology
Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania
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Discussant:
Jesse A. Berlin, Sc.D.
Vice President

Epidemiology
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
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2:15 pm Q & A
2:45 pm Wrap-Up
3:30 pm Conference Adjourn

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