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PCORI to Consider for Approval Financial Audit and Staff Conflict of Interest Policy in Public Board Meeting

Contact: Erica Fischer, GolinHarris (202-585-2608 or efischer@golinharris.com)

Meeting Open to Public via Teleconference and Webinar

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7,  2013) – The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors will hold a public teleconference/webinar on Tuesday, March 12, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. The Board will consider for approval PCORI’s Fiscal 2012 audit and a staff conflict of interest policy.

The Board also will hear a presentation about four research projects recently approved under PCORI’s Addressing Disparities program. The projects were among the 25 approved by the Board in December 2012 in PCORI’s first round of primary research funding.

Meeting Agenda:

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

12:05 p.m.           Review Financial Audit of FY 2012

12:20 p.m.           Conflict of Interest Policy for PCORI Staff

12:30 p.m.           Introduction to newly approved projects in Addressing Disparities Program

1:00 p.m.             Adjournment

Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference and view the webinar, although no public comment period is scheduled. 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.