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