Second Annual National Leadership Summit on CER Priorities, Methods, and Policy:
Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities in Using CER to Improve Evidence Generation and Care for Cardiovascular Disease
CMTP hosted the Second Annual National Leadership Summit on Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities, Methods and Policy in October 2011. The Summit brought together over 120 leading experts and stakeholders in cardiovascular disease and comparative effectiveness research (CER) to identify the challenges and explore the opportunities to use CER to improve evidence generation and translation in the realm of cardiovascular disease. Highly interactive sessions highlighted current and emerging issues in the investigation, diagnosis, treatment and payment issues related to cardiovascular care and CER. Participants represented a cross section of stakeholder points of view—researchers, patients, clinicians, payers, regulators, and policymakers. The goal of the Summit was to foster and inform the creation of a strategic roadmap for CER and provide input to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and other CER organizations as they determine how to implement CER principles and methods and translate them into large research portfolios and programs. The strategic roadmap is currently open for public comment; click here to review/provide feedback.