The NIH Collaboratory is partnering with AcademyHealth to offer a full-day pre-conference seminar at the 2019 Annual Research Meeting in Washington, D.C. Essentials of Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials will provide an introduction to the investigative opportunities for embedded health systems research, along with strategies for conducting clinical trials that provide real-world evidence necessary to inform both practice and policy. Firsthand ePCT experiences and case studies from the NIH Collaboratory will support and illustrate the topics presented. Speakers will include program officers and senior staff from NIH Institutes and Centers and senior investigators from the Collaboratory Demonstration Projects and Coordinating Center.
Learning objectives 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.