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Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is defined as the direct comparison of existing health care interventions to determine which work best for which patients and which pose the greatest benefits and harms. CER is receiving increasing importance nationally and internationally as a priority area of investigation and has led to the establishment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

This half-day symposium will help heighten the understanding of comparative effectiveness research (CER), identify strategies to evaluate competing treatments and highlight the various research design methods available to perform CER. The course will be taught at an introductory level and is designed to provide resources for investigators to pursue future research projects.

Who Should Attend: Physicians, physician scientists, biomedical researchers, nurse practitioners, nurses, case managers, health education specialists and faculty, medical students, study coordinators, trainees, K grant awardees and more.

Learning Objectives

After this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss and utilize available Comparative Effectiveness Research methodologies
  2. Identify research questions appropriate for each methodology
  3. Describe basic concepts in CER literature

CME Credits

Accreditation Statement
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

when & where

Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:30am-noon
Wolstein Auditorium

general info

Registration: $25
Free for Trainees, Scholars, K Awardees.

For questions or more information contact:
Shannon Swiatkowski
Administrative Manager, CTSC