Research Development Committee

2011 AAOS/ORS Comparative Effectiveness Research Symposium

  • Principal Investigators :
    • James Weinstein, DO, MS Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    • Kristy Weber, MD Johns Hopkins University
    • Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, MS Oregon Evidence-Based Practice Center
  • Dates : May 19-21, 2011
  • Location : Washington, DC
  • Participants : Orthopaedic surgeons, Young Investigators, researchers, industry representatives, government representatives, and other medical specialties (by invitation only).
  • Purpose : The AAOS/ORS Comparative Effectiveness Research symposium aims to increase understanding of the broad definition of comparative effectiveness research (CER), highlight the various research design methods available to perform CER, identify the various strategies to consider costs effectiveness of different treatments as a key aspect of CER, identify tools by which to measure effectiveness of specific treatments, and identify what will make CER initiatives successful.
  • Overview of Topics :
    • Session I: What is Comparative Effectiveness Research?
    • Session II: Shared Decision Making/Patient Communication
    • Session III: Research Designs
    • Session IV: Cost Effectiveness
    • Session V: Quality Measures
    • Session VI: Clinical Trials and Quality
    • Session VII: Translating Gaps in Evidence to Funded Trials

    Grant support from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (Grant # 1R13AR060153-01)

    Industry Support from:

    • Biomet
    • Depuy
    • Zimmer

    Symposium proceedings are available on DVD to AAOS Members. Please contact to request your complimentary copy.

For more information on this research symposium, please contact Meghan Eigenbrod, at