AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting (ARM) 2017 -- which will take place in New Orleans from Sunday, June 25, through Tuesday, June 27 --  shares important findings, showcases the latest evidence, and moves research into action to improve health and health care. The meeting features compelling sessions, panels on critical and emerging issues in Health Services Research, and presentations of high quality peer-reviewed research.

Details about PCORI-related sessions are listed below. In addition, visit us at booth #309.

Visit the ARM 2017 website for a detailed agenda and registration.

Sunday, June 25

Poster Session: Aging, Disability, and End-of-Life
12:15pm - 1:45pm (CDT) | Elite Hall

Facilitating the Delivery of High Quality Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Illnesses and Their Caregivers: Insights from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Research Portfolio
Kimberly DiGioia, MSPH, Noah Mason, BA, Christopher Gayer, PhD, Kelly Dunham, MPP, William Lawrence, MD, MS, Steven Clauser, PhD, MPA and Neeraj Arora, PhD

Presenter: Kimberly DiGioia, MSPH

Podium Session:Advancing Telehealth through Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research
2:00pm - 3:30pm (CDT) | Imperial 5A/B

Telehealth has the potential to improve access to health care and patient outcomes for a wide range of populations. This session provides an overview of PCORI’s significant investment in telehealth and showcases three projects. The session critically examines how each of the three studies are addressing evidence gaps and their potential to impact practice.

  • Penny Mohr, MA, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Chair)
  • Reed Tuckson, Tuckson Health Connections, LLC (Discussant)
  • John Fortney, University of Washington (Speaker)
  • April Armstrong, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (Speaker)
  • Andrew Talal, University of Buffalo (Speaker)

Monday, June 26

Podium Session: The ACA & PCOR Trust Fund Have Advanced Patient and Family Involvement in Research. What Is Left to Do?
9:30am - 11:00am (CDT) | Celestin D

The session will open with a presentation on the ACA and PCORTF’s accomplishments in advancing patient and family involvement in research. The opening presentation will be followed by three responses addressing current challenges for engagement work: (1) how to reach under-represented communities, including populations with historic mistrust of clinical research and patients with rare conditions; (2) why it is important move engagement evaluations beyond researcher-community relationships toward the usefulness of research to patients and their families; and (3) what patient groups, funders and researchers can do to help patient leaders sustain a voice that is independent from both non-profit and for-profit medical care groups.

  • Thomas Concannon, The RAND Corporation (Chair)
  • Ellen Tambor, Center for Medical Technology Policy (Speaker)
  • Rachel Hemphill, MA, PhD, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Speaker)
  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, UC Davis (Speaker)
  • Ava Zebrick, REACHnet, a PCORnet CDRN (Speaker)

Podium Session: Substance Use Disorders
5:00pm - 6:30pm (CDT) | Celestin A

The epidemic of opioid addiction and its consequences continue to alarm. Presentations in this session shed light on different aspects of the epidemic and efforts to address it, including the relationship between prescription patterns and opioid addiction, effects of prescription monitoring programs, and trends in treatment utilization and cost. Presentations will also highlight new evidence regarding approaches to other substance use disorders.

  • Els Houtsmuller, PhD, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Chair)
  • Brendan Saloner, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Discussant)

Poster Session: Patient-Centered Research
6:30pm - 8:00pm (CDT) | Elite Hall

Culturally Tailored Interventions in Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research to Reduce Healthcare Disparities
Jamie Trotter, MPA, Cathy Gurgol, MS, Mira Grieser, MHS, and Romana Hasnain-Wynia, MS, PHD

Presenter: Jamie Trotter, MPA

Tuesday, June 27

Podium Session: Building a Successful HSR Career Outside the "Ivory Tower"
9:45am - 11:15am (CDT) | Celestin G/H

The University setting is familiar to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other trainees, but there are many career options for health services researchers in non-university settings. Panelists will share insights about their own career choices; the features careers in philanthropic, government, and industry settings; and factors that lead to a successful career in a non-university setting.

  • Dominick Esposito, Insight Policy Research (Chair)
  • Melissa Morley, RTI International (Speaker)
  • Clara Soh, Avalere Health (Speaker)
  • Laura Esmail, PhD, MSc, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Speaker)
  • Pierre Yong, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Speaker)

Podium Session: Research Transformation: The Impact of Engagement
11:30am - 1:00pm (CDT) | Strand 13

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement remains a strong focus in health and research. Yet limited awareness exists of promising practices and developing evidence of mechanisms and approaches to achieve it. This session will identify and analyze models and emerging evidence of the impact of patient and stakeholder engagement in research.

  • Kristin Carman, MA, PhD, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Chair)
  • Zsolt Nagykaldi, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Speaker)
  • Consuelo Wilkins, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (Speaker)
  • Benzi Kluger, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical College (Speaker)
  • Annette S. Crisanti, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (Speaker)
  • Kirk Hall, University of Colorado Hospital (Speaker)
  • Patricia Cantero, Latino Health Access (Speaker)
  • Al Richmond, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (Speaker)
  • Regina James, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (Speaker)

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