Conferences & Symposia
4th Annual Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Symposium Plus

Interested in comparative effectiveness research (CER)? Want to meet collaborators and develop grant proposals?

Join Tufts CTSI for our 4th Annual CER Symposium Plus on Wednesday, June 7, 9:00AM-3:00PM in room 114 (145 Harrison Avenue, Boston). This interactive event will focus on several CER use cases, with the goals of assisting teams to develop research project proposals for future grant submissions, and engaging event participants in team science approaches to catalyze research ideas.


8:30AM: Registration

9:00AM: Introduction

9:30AM: Project Presentations

  • Structured Opioid Use After Joint Arthroplasty submitted by Geneve M. Allison, MD, MSc, FACP, Tufts Medical Center
  • Modeling Spatiotemporal Contributors to Inter-Facility Clostridium Difficile Colitis Transmission submitted by Luke Muggy, PhD, RAND Corporation

10:30AM: Break

10:45AM: Project Presentations

  • Triggers for Palliative Care Engagement: A Comparative Effectiveness Study submitted by Signe Peterson Flieger, PhD, MSW, Tufts University
  • Linkage to HCV Treatment for People with Substance Use Disorders: A Comparative Effectiveness Research Study submitted by Thomas J. Stopka, PhD, Tufts University

11:45AM: Lunch and Networking

12:15PM: Introduction to Breakout Working Groups

12:30PM: Breakout Working Groups

2:00PM: Report-back, Summary, and Next Steps

2:30PM: Evaluations and Adjourn


By the end of this interactive symposium, you will be able to:

  • Describe how CER can help patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders identify the right treatment for a specific patient and a specific time.
  • Value peer and expert feedback as helpful in developing a team science proposal.
  • Describe how researchers presenting at Symposium Plus meetings can work with the CTSI toward submitting a fundable research proposal.
  • Identify the components of a successful CER research proposal.

All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP here.


Wednesday, June 7, 9:00AM-3:00PM
Tufts Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA

Conferences & Symposia
Evidence and the Individual Patient: Understanding Heterogeneous Treatment Effects for Patient-Centered Care


This conference will explore the inherent limitations of using group data to guide treatment decisions for individuals. Topics will include examining HTE as it pertains to personalized decision making and precision medicine, modifying care in light of more personalized evidence, and identifying the highest policy and research priorities to facilitate translation and dissemination of these methods. This conference will take a broad view of personalized/precision medicine that seeks to take into account the full gamut of patient-level variation (i.e. not just genetic/pharmacogenetic variation). Conference participants will include thought leaders and stakeholders who are developing and promulgating methods for more individualized evidence from academic, government and regulatory sectors.

Register for the live webcast here.