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April 23rd, 2012

Disability CER Title

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is an important national initiative that will have a significant impact on decision-making regarding intervention that affect the health, function, and quality of life for persons with disabilities. Join us as we explore this new frontier!

Conference Highlights

  • Panel Discussion: Pros and Cons of Different Research Designs for CER
  • Presentations: Diagnosis and Classification in CER, Defining Treatment Interventions, and Outcome Measurement in CER
  • Workshops: CER and Cost Effectiveness, Teaching CER Competencies, Translating Technical Advances to Practice, Mental Health and CER, CER Trials in Action: An Example from a Current CER trial
  • CER Funding Opportunities: Discussion with representatives from key funding agencies (NCMRR, AHRQ, PCORI)

View the conference agenda here.

This conference brings together 17 leading experts on disability-related research and CER.

View a list of conference speakers here.

This conference is intended for health care providers and administrators, researchers, academicians, and consumers and their families. Attendance is limited to 100 participants, so we recommend that you register early. Registration is $200 with a reduced rate of $100 for students and post-doctoral fellows.


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Please come to Boston…

The conference will be held at Boston University in the Trustees Room at 1 Silber Way.  When you enter the building, follow signs and take the elevator to the 9th floor.  View a Map of the Boston University Campus.

Rooms for conference attendees are available at a reduced rate, at the Hyatt Cambridge, just a short distance from the Boston University Campus. View information about the Hyatt Cambridge here.


We reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate of $209/night for conference attendees.  We recommend that you book your hotel early, as this rate is subject to room availability.   When you register for the conference, you will receive an email with a link to the conference Hyatt registration site


Red Sox at Fenway Park: Join us the evening before the conference!

June 21st at 7 pm  Boston Red Sox vs Miami Marlins

Reserve a ticket here.


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; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. Government.

This grant was awarded to three Medical Rehabilitation Infrastructure Network Centers, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)- National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR):
Center for Rehabilitation Research Using Large Datasets (CRRLD),  Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement Center (Boston ROC), and Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT)

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