CALL TO ACTION: PCORI Seeking Members for Advisory Panels

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PCORIThe Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced openings on four Advisory Panels: Clinical Trails, Rare Disease, Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options, and Improving Healthcare Systems. The Advisory Panel on Clinical Trials and the Advisory Panel on Rare Disease are both new panels for PCORI.

PCORI’s mission is to help people make informed healthcare decisions, and improve healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers and the broader healthcare community.
The Advisory Panels are a critical source of bringing voices from across the healthcare community into the research they fund. Advisory panels include representatives of practicing and research clinicians, patients, and experts in scientific and health services research, health services delivery, and evidence-based medicine who have experience in the relevant topic and, as appropriate, experts in integrative health and primary prevention strategies. Appropriate experts from industry may be represented as well. PCORI advisory panels do not serve in an official decision-making capacity, but their recommendations and advice are taken into consideration by PCORI staff, Board, and the Methodology Committee.

PCORI seeks patients, caregivers, and medical professionals to serve on their advisory panels. To learn more about applying for these new committees or about openings on their panels on  Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options (up to 3 slots) and Improving Healthcare Systems (one slot), please visit the PCORI website.

Deadline for applications is THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014.

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