A tentative schedule of events for Patient Engagement in the National Evaluation System for Health Technology (NEST): Lessons Learned and Best Practices is provided below for the convenience of conference attendees.

This ond-day workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018, will be held at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, located at 20 N. Pine Street in Baltimore, Md.

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TimeActivity
7:30-8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION AND LIGHT BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SESSION 1: FRAMING THE CHALLENGE

Welcoming Remarks
Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP, FAAPS
Dean and Professor
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Opening Remarks
William Maisel, MD, MPH
Deputy Director for Science
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration

Patients and Patient Groups' Perspective
TBD

From Data to Information to Action
Fadia Shaya, MPH, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

SESSION 2: KEYNOTE
TBD

SESSION 3: BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE

The Policy Framework
Francis Palumbo, PhD, JD Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Overview of NEST
Rachael Fleurence, PhD
Executive Director
National Evaluation System for Health Technology (NEST) Coordinating Center

CRNs and Patient Engagement
Art Sedrakyan, MD, PhD
Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director of Comparative Effectiveness, MDEpiNet Center

SESSION 4: BEST PRACTICES
  • Case Study 1: PCORI PPRN
  • Case Study 2: VQI and TVT
  • Case Study 3: Patients
12:30-1:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:30-3:00 p.m. SMALL GROUP CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Small groups will work in parallel to bring together best practices and lessons learned for patient engagement to develop and use real-world evidence in NEST
  • Breakout Session 1: Cardiology
  • Breakout Session 2: Orthopedics
  • Breakout Session 3: Women’s Health
3:00-4:30 p.m. CLOSING SESSION
Fadia Shaya, MPH, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

William Maisel, MD, MPH
Deputy Director for Science
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration