First Annual CER Symposium:

"Responding to the National CER Agenda: Evolving Data Sources and Analytics"

On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, the Center hosted Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as the morning keynote speaker and David Blumenthal, MD, Chairman, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, as the lunch keynote speaker at an invitation-only symposium in Washington, DC with senior government officials, policy and thought leaders, and academics focused on comparative effectiveness research (CER). 

The focus of the symposium was the role that data will play in the implementation of CER projects. Speakers and panels covered the uses of new data sources in CER and ways to link claims data to outcomes; the limits of randomized clinical trials in CER; propensity scoring, selection bias, and decomposition analysis; and HIPAA constraints, privacy and confidentiality. 

At right, you can download the summary whitepaper.  Below you will find complete video of the two keynote addresses, and video segments and slide presentations from the panelists.

Download the Symposium Summary white paper

Sympcover

Morning Keynote
Carolyn M. Clancy, MD
Director
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Full video of Keynote "AHRQ's Role in Advancing CER"


clancy_smallPart I clancy_small2Part II

Lunch Keynote
David Blumenthal, MD
Chairman
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Full Video of Keynote Address: "The Pathway to Data Liquidity"

Part I Part II Conclusion


Video Summary of Symposium (6 min 24 sec)
Presented by Clifford Goodman, PhD
Vice President and Acting Director
The Lewin Group Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Panel – "What Are the Limits of RCTs and Other Clinical Trials for CER? Then What?"
Video
Clifford Goodman, PhD
Vice President and Acting Director
The Lewin Group Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Slide presentation
Video
Michael S. Lauer, MD
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH

Slide presentation
Video
Sheldon Greenfield, MD
Executive Director
Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine

Slide presentation
Video
Eleanor Perfetto, PhD
Senior Director, Reimbursement & Regulatory Affairs
Pfizer, Inc.

Slide presentation
Video summary of Introductory Panel


Panel – "Issues in Propensity Scoring, Selection Bias, and Decomposition Analysis"
Video
Anirban Basu, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Medicine
University of Chicago

Slide presentation:
"Using Instrumental Variable Analyses to Inform Policy"
Video
William H. Crown, PhD
President
i3 Innovus

Slide presentation:
"Estimation of Treatment Effects using Observational Data"
Video
Joshua J. Gagne, PharmD, MS
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Department of Medicine
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Slide presentation:
"High-dimensional Propensity Scores for Comparative Effectiveness Research"
Video
John D. Seeger, PharmD, DrPH
Chief Scientist
i3 Drug Safety

Slide presentation:
"Selection Bias – A Lesson from Vaccines"


Panel – "What Are the New Data Sources? Linking Claims Data to Outcomes"
Video
Taylor Dennen, PhD
Managing Director
The Lewin Group Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Slide presentation:
"Enhancing CER with Large Data Set Linkages"
Video
Mary L. Durham, PhD
Senior Investigator and Director, The Center for Health Research and
Vice President/Research, Kaiser Permanente

Slide presentation



Panel – "HIPAA Constraints, Privacy and Confidentiality in Today's Research Environment"
Video
Daniel C. Barth-Jones, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Public Policy

Slide presentation:
"Balancing Privacy Protection with Scientific Accuracy: Challenges for De–identification Practice"
Video
Deven McGraw, JD, LLM, MPH
Director
Center for Democracy and Technology

Slide presentation:
"Comparative Effectiveness Research: Policies Needed to Build Public Trust"
Video
Adindu Uzoma, MS
Senior Fellow
Ingenix

Slide presentation:
"Privacy-Preserving Comparative Effectiveness Research"
Video
Marcy Wilder, JD
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Slide presentation:
"HITECH and Health Privacy"