PCORI Board Sets Listening/Webinar Mode
Only on Revised Research Priorities

It looks like The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors will hold a special teleconference/webinar in watch-only mode via teleconference/webinar on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

The Board will discuss and vote on PCORI’s revised National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda as well as review proposed Pilot Project funding awards.

What:     PCORI Board of Governors Meeting Teleconference
When:    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Where:   Teleconference & Webinar

No public comment period is scheduled. Once you register,  you will receive detailed instructions for joining online and/or by telephone.

A meeting agenda will be circulated and posted on our website prior to the teleconference/webinar.

It’s great to see this move forward, but I have to say it is disappointing that the meeting will have no open discussion.

I hope that on April 25th, the PCORI Board makes it transparent that they truly considered the patient point of view on top-priority patient-centered outcomes research. It would also be most welcome if all remote participants had in their hands, in advance of the meeting relevant materials to reference, so we are truly on the same page as the PCORI Board of Governors.

More details are expected next week, the week of April 17th, when journals address comparative effectiveness research, one of the key strategies for doing patient-centered outcomes research.





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