Join Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Dialogue on National Research Priorities Today

Are you interested in participating in efforts to shape patient-centered outcomes research priorities. Then, don’t miss today’s meeting, webcast starting 9:30 am, or via telephone to 800 number line posted below. Got comments for the PCORI people: see submission guidelines. Disclosure: This blog is independent and not part of this effort.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will hold a National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue on its first draft National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda on Monday, February 27, 2012, from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.


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The event will dedicate three and a half hours to receiving public comment, and include presentations by PCORI and a roundtable discussion involving patient advocates, clinicians and others from the health care community.

Individuals can register to attend and provide public comment here. A webcast and teleconference will be provided. A portion of the comment period will be reserved to receive input from individuals participating by phone.

Advanced Registration is now closed, as of February 23, because the event space has reached capacity. The webcast will remain open to the public. You do not need to register in advance to view the webcast.

The event webcast will feature full audio through your computer so there is no need to call in to the teleconference if you are watching online. We strongly encourage individuals with internet access to watch the webcast to keep the phone lines open to those who do not. You can access the Monday’s webcast here.

To listen to the event by telephone call: 800-704-5185.

The National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue supports PCORI’s public comment period on the national priorities and research agenda and provides individuals an opportunity to speak directly to PCORI in an open, public format.

Guidelines for Public Comments

Clarification: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Meeting Set for Two Days, One Evening

My earlier post neglected to mention that this meeting will take place on Monday, May 16th and May 17th. Unfortunately, the Discussion Forum was on a separate announcement. It will still take place, but you may want to attend all or part of the rest of the meeting. Draft agenda is listed below.
If you are a patient and plan to attend, consider letting me know at patientpov “at” gmail “dot” com. I’d like to get your take on this meeting. I may be interested in guest posts.

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, May 16-17, 2011, New York City

Board of Governors Meeting
Millennium Broadway Hotel New York
145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036-4012

Draft Agenda

Monday, May 16, 2011
1:00-1:10 pm Welcome and Approval of Jan. Board Meeting Meeting Minutes
1:10-1:45 pm Presentation and Discussion of Mission Statement and Logo
1:45-3:15 pm Program Development Committee Report
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30 to 4:00 pm Public Comment Period
4:00 to 5:30 pm Methodology Committee Report
5:30 pm Adjournment

Monday evening, May 16, 2011 – RSVP requested

Discussion Forum (see above link)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
8:00 – 8:45 am Finance and Administration Committee Report
8:45 – 9:15 am Consideration of and Vote on Budget
9:15—9:45 am Public Comment Period
9:45 – 10:15 am Break
10:15-11:30 am Public Affairs and Communications Committee Report
11:30-11:45 am Wrap-Up and Adjournment

All of the above sessions are open to the public. Individuals only need to RSVP to the evening session. If you want to issue a public comment on the day of the event, you can sign up to speak on-site the day of the event or can provide PCORI advance notice of their intent to speak by emailing