As part of this year's theme, Making a Difference: Using Patient-Centered Research Results in the Real World, attendees learned about how patients, researchers, clinicians, payers, and others across the healthcare community are working to make health research more useful and relevant. In addition, they heard about the latest results of PCORI-funded research and efforts to promote their use in practice. They also found out how our unique approach to engaging patients and other stakeholders in the work we do is changing the way health research is conducted. Attendees also heard about how PCORI can best serve the healthcare community into the future.

Keynotes, Plenaries and Breakout Sessions: Watch the Archived Sessions


Making a Difference for Children with Progeria: From Obscurity to Treatment and Beyond

  • Scott Berns, MD, MPH
    Co-Founder and Board Chair, Progeria Research Foundation
    President and Chief Executive Officer, National Institute for Children's Health Quality

  • Leslie Gordon, MD, PhD
    Medical Director, Progeria Research Foundation
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Research), Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University

Making a Difference: Partnering to Achieve Health Equity

  • Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc
    Professor, Social Medicine and Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Director, Center for Health Equity Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Alan Richmond, MSW
    Executive Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

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