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We encourage our readers to attend this February 27 event and help PCORI shape its agenda for clinical effectiveness research. You can find a link to their draft priorities by clicking to this page. Registration for the forum is required; please see the link in the press release below.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will hold a National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue on February 27, 2012. We will present PCORI’s Draft National Priorities and Research Agenda and receive three-and-a-half hours of public comment by individuals attending in person and by phone. In addition, there will be two moderated discussion panels on the priorities and agenda featuring patient advocates, caregivers, clinicians and other stakeholders.

The event is part of PCORI’s effort to receive broad public input before the priorities and agenda are adopted and subsequent funding announcements are issued. A draft event schedule is provided below and a detailed schedule will be distributed soon. We hope you will register today to join us in person, watch via webcast or listen by telephone. You can register to attend and provide public comment here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

What: PCORI National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue

When: Monday, February 27, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Where: The National Press Club
529 14th St., NW, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C.

Webcast and Teleconference details will be circulated and posted at prior to the event.

Draft Event Schedule
9:30-9:45 Welcome and Introduction by PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby
9:45-9:55 Overview of PCORI’s input process on the national priorities and research agenda
9:55-10:15 Overview of PCORI’s national priorities and research agenda
10:15-11:15 Patient and Caregiver Advocate Discussion Panel
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Clinician and Stakeholder Discussion Panel
12:30-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00-4:30 Public comment (in person and by phone)
4:30-4:55 Observations from PCORI Board Members
4:55-5:00 Closing Comments by PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby


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