Saturday, November 9

Pre-Conference Sessions

Saturday's Pre-Conference Session is free to attend, but advance registration is required. Please visit registration for more information.


12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Capitol A

Diagnostic Researcher Workshop

Moderator and Speaker:

  • Suzanne Schrandt, JD, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine


  • Kim Bailey, MS, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Desiree Collins Bradley, SIDM PAIRED Patient Partner, Patient Partner Innovation Community
  • Lt. Col. Steven Coffee, SIDM PAIRED Patient Partner, MedStar-Georgetown PFACQS
  • Karen Morales, The PATIENTS Program, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

The Diagnostic Researcher Workshop is a half day workshop that will train members of the diagnosis research community about Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) strategies. The session is free, but registration is required. Read More

Presenters include experienced PCOR and CER researchers, a PCORI Program Officer and patient partners who participated in the Patients Improving Research in Diagnosis (PAIRED) project.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain diagnostic CER and PCOR and funding opportunities.
  • Describe the roles, benefits and examples of engaging patients and other stakeholders as partners in the research process.
  • List PCORI merit review criteria and the different funding program areas.
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