Disability Related CER Conference: Save the Date!

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February 14th, 2012

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Save the Date:
June 22, 2012
New Frontiers in Disability Related Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
Boston University, Boston MA

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is needed to identify the most effective interventions and inform consumer healthcare decisions.  Persons with disabilities comprise a large and growing segment of the U.S. population, but are under-represented as a focus for CER.  A significant problem is the lack of researchers with training in disability-related CER.

Presentations and discussion of key topics:

  • Selecting the most appropriate study design;
  • Identifying a meaningful diagnostic or functional classification system ;
  • Accurately describing interventions;
  • Selecting appropriate outcomes measures.

Workshops to discuss application of CER with specific populations and in different settings.

Discussion of CER funding opportunities with representative of key federal agencies.

This conference is a collaborative effort among three centers funded by the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research to promote research capacity building.

Learn more about the Center for Rehabilitation Research Using Large Datasets (CRRLD) here:

Learn more about the Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement Center (Boston ROC) here:

Learn more about the Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT) here:

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Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 1 R13 HS021405-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of Department of Health and Human Services; not does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. Government.