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CERTAIN Launching Research Prioritization Activities in Vascular Care

What are the important questions in vascular research? CERTAIN is asking you to tell us what you think!

A key component of CERTAIN is allowing all healthcare stakeholders to have their input heard as to what is needed to improve the system, and now is your time to get involved to help us determine what questions need to be answered in spine care.

The CERTAIN community is open now and accepting your ideas, questions, votes, and comments for vascular care. Through this online forum, we hope to identify a range of ideas and topics from people with diverse perspectives. Let your input be heard by registering as a community user and posting what you think are the important questions to ask in vascular care at Registered members will receive a weekly email digest summarizing ideas submitted in your chosen clinical area, so that you can stay involved in the conversation by commenting on others’ ideas and voting to indicate your support.

CERTAIN’s research prioritization activities in vascular care will be carried out in two phases:
  • Phase 1 (open through 7/31) – submit the ideas and questions that you think are important, and vote and comment on ideas others have submitted. Ideas are being collected through CERTAIN’s IdeaScale community, a system that allows users to post ideas and have conversations around them, letting the best and most popular ideas bubble up to the top. 
  • Phase 2 (opening early August) – participate in a virtual workgroup that will rank and prioritize ideas and questions generated, to produce CERTAIN vascular research priorities lists. More details on how to participate in this phase are forthcoming.
Questions or comments? Contact Sarah Lawrence, Project Manager for CERTAIN Stakeholder Engagement, at

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