Comparative Effectiveness Research: International Perspectives
ORGANIZERS: Joseph J. H. Ackerman, Ph.D. & Pari V. Pandharipande, M.D., M.P.H.
Thursday, 10 May 2012

This two-hour session will provide an overview of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in radiology, with a focus on MRI. Speakers will include radiologists who are experts in health policy and health services research. CER will be defined from an imaging standpoint, and the influence of imaging-related CER upon health policy will be discussed from an international perspective.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Define comparative effectiveness research (CER) as it applies to imaging;
Identify research activities particularly those relevant to MRI that fall under the CER umbrella;
Describe the potential impact of CER upon health policy decisions; and
Explain the value of imaging-related CER from a global perspective.
This course is designed for practicing radiologists interested in CER and its relevance to health policy, and other health services researchers with a focus in imaging.


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  Moderators: Joseph J. H. Ackerman, Ph.D. & Pari V. Pandharipande, M.D., M.P.H.
16:00 Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) in Radiology - Universal Definitions & Methods Pari V. Pandharipande, M.D., M.P.H.
16:30 Influence of Imaging-Related CER on Health Policy Decisions in the United States Jeffrey G. Jarvik, M.D., M.P.H.
17:00 MRI Approval, Diffusion & Uptake in the Australian Healthcare System Nicholas J. Ferris, M.B., M.Med.
17:30 Concluding Remarks - Questions & Ideas for Moving CER forward in MRI
18:00 Adjournment