April 1, 2020: Pre-conference Workshop on Essentials of ePCTs Offered at AcademyHealth 2020 Annual Research Meeting

Update (April 27, 2020): As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, AcademyHealth has canceled the in-person Annual Research Meeting, previously scheduled for June 13-16 in Boston, and all adjunct events. Read the announcement.

The NIH Collaboratory is partnering with AcademyHealth to offer a full-day pre-conference workshop at the 2020 Annual Research Meeting in Boston. The workshop, Essentials of Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials (ePCTs), will provide an introduction to investigative opportunities for embedded healthcare systems research, along with strategies for conducting clinical trials that provide real-world evidence necessary to inform both practice and policy.


This is the second year the NIH Collaboratory has offered this workshop at the Annual Research Meeting. The workshop will include firsthand ePCT experiences and case studies from the NIH Collaboratory. Speakers will include program officers and senior staff from NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices and senior investigators from the NIH Collaboratory Demonstration Projects and the Coordinating Center.

The learning objectives of the workshop include:

  • To clarify the definition of ePCTs and explain their utility
  • To introduce attendees to the unique characteristics and challenges of designing, conducting, and implementing ePCTs within diverse health care systems
  • To increase the capacity of health services researchers to address important clinical questions with ePCTs

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts

A note on the COVID-19 public health emergency: AcademyHealth is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency. At this time, considering the currently available information, AcademyHealth intends to hold the 2020 Annual Research Meeting as planned. Read AcademyHealth’s recent update on the Annual Research Meeting for more information.