A team from the CERTAIN Patient Advisory Network will be traveling to Washington, DC, October 6-8 for the first annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting. The PCORI Annual Meeting will bring together over 1,000 members of the patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research community for discussions of ongoing work, successes and challenges, and opportunities to continue work together. Patient and family member involvement in research will be a large focus of the meeting, with specific sessions focused on exploring patient-researcher partnerships and each PCORI-funded project represented at the meeting invited to bring along their Patient Partners.
Representatives of the CERTAIN Patient Advisory Network will be attending the meeting to learn from others, grow our network, and share our own experiences. CERTAIN Patient Advisory Network Director Danielle Lavallee will be presenting at Engagement Summit on INSPIRE, a project funded to identify and develop tools and resources that are needed to support patient-researcher partnerships. Patient Partners working as part of the research teams on CERTAIN Patient Advisory Network's PCORI-funded projects SMARTER and INSPIRE, Mary Scott and Shannon Marsh, will also be attending the meeting to share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others to improve patient-researcher partnerships within CERTAIN.
We will be providing a full report on the PCORI Annual Meeting in our next newsletter and look forward to sharing what we've learned. We'll also be live-tweeting our experiences - follow along on the CERTAIN Twitter page (no Twitter account required to view). Follow along with all conversation around the PCORI Annual Meeting on Twitter and Instagram by following the hashtag #PCORI2015. Select meeting sessions will be broadcast via the internet as well. Learn more and register to view the webcasts on the PCORI website.