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PCORI to Consider Proposed Research Projects in Board Teleconference and Webinar

Contact: Erica Fischer, GolinHarris (252-585-2608 or efischer@golinharris.com)

PCORI Board will also vote on 2013 budget during meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 13, 2012) – The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors will hold a public teleconference and webinar on Tuesday, December 18,  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. The Board will consider for funding approval PCORI’s initial slate of primary research projects, as well as the institute’s 2013 budget.

The slate of projects that the Board will review results from the PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) issued on May 22. These PFAs sought proposals for comparative clinical effectiveness research that will provide patients and those who care for them with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions.

These will be the first projects supported through a recurring funding cycle designed to build a portfolio of patient-centered outcomes research based on PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda.

Meeting Agenda:

12:00 p.m.           Welcome and Call to Order

12:05 p.m.           Presentation on PFA Award Recommendations

12:20 p.m.           Board Discussion and Consideration of PFA Award Recommendations

12:40 p.m.           Presentation on the 2013 Budget

12:45 p.m.           Board Discussion and Consideration of 2013 Budget

12:55 p.m.           Nominating Committee (Methodology Committee Expert)

1:00 p.m.              Adjournment

To register for the event, fill out PCORI’s online registration form. An email will be sent to you with instructions for joining the session. More information, including an agenda and supporting materials, will be made available on the PCORI web site.

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About PCORI

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at www.pcori.org.