US Cochrane Center Conference Priority Setting for Systematic Reviews (July 10-11, 2008)

How do we decide which systematic review to do? Is there an ideal system for prioritizing which systematic reviews get done, or are there many ways to make the decision? Policy makers, health care providers, consumers and payers will come together to share current practice, innovative approaches, and untested models to set priorities. Conference participants will explore new and existing priority setting models through plenary sessions, case studies, debates, workshops and discussions. Models, criteria, standards and methods will be presented by a wide variety of individuals and agencies involved in producing systematic reviews.

Agenda

July 10, 2008        
The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) rationale and principles for prioritizing systematic reviews

  • Chair: Kay Dickersin, Director, US Cochrane Center
  • Speaker: Hal Sox - Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine

 

 

  • Discussant: Prioritizing Syntheses - Sharon Straus, University of Calgary, Canada

 

 

Methods to Prioritize systematic Reviews: Case Studies I

  • Chair: Steve Goodman, Johns Hopkins University Biostatistics

 

  • AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program - Evelyn Whitlock, Kaiser Permanente, Oregon

 

 

  • The UK’s National Health Service R&D and Department of Health Programmes - Martin Burton, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust

 

 

  • The Cochrane Collaboration - Lorne Becker Co-Chair, Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group

 

 

  • Canada’s Approach: Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Ian Graham Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

July 11, 2008        
Plenary debate: Models of priority setting for systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness

  • Chair: Lisa Bero, University of California San Francisco

 

  • Let 1000 flowers bloom: Support for the current "system" - Doug McCrory - Duke University Medical School

 

 

  • Both prioritization and review production should be centralized - Gail Wilensky - Project Hope

 

 

  • How can we leverage the best of these two models? A hybrid model of centralized priority setting - Sally Morton - Research Triangle Institute

 

 

Panel: Knotty problems related to review prioritization  

  •        Chair: Nananda Col - Maine Medical Center
  • Meaningful engagement of decision makers in priority-setting- Sean Tunis - Center for Medical Technology Policy

 

 

  • Considering adverse effects in priioritising reviews- Andrew Herxheimer - Cochrane Collaboration Adverse Effects Methods Group

 

 

  • A mid flight correction: setting priorities - David Moher, University of Ottawa  

 

 

  • Meaningful engagement of decision makers in priority-setting- Sean Tunis, Center for Medical Technology Policy

 

 

  • Incorporating systematic reviews into other systematic reviews: Can we save time and be valid? - Evelyn Whitlock, Kaiser Permanente, Oregon

 

 

Methods to Prioritize systematic Reviews: Case Studies II

  • Chair: Luis Gabriel Cuervo - Pan American Health Organization

 

  • Drug Effectiveness Review Project - Alison Little, Oregon Health & Science University

 

 

  • The James Lind Alliance and I - Lester Firkins, James Lind Alliance

 

 

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Community Guide - Shawna Mercer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

 

Open Discussion: Working together or working apart: Cross-group cooperation in priority setting    

  • Chair: Eric Bass - Johns Hopkins University Department of General Internal Medicine
  • Jean Slutsky, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

 

  • Lisa Bero, University of California San Francisco