Research Intensive in Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Oct. 14-19

October 14-19, OHSU will host the 2012 Oregon Institute for Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness (ICE) Annual Research Intensive. National leaders in the fields of patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research (PCOR &CER) will be coming to OHSU to teach this intensive, hands-on workshop. The program is a week-long activity sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

The fields of PCOR & CER are rapidly evolving with new opportunities for funding and new directions for research. The course involves active development of proposals for primary research and provides participants the tools with which to become leaders in PCOR & CER at their institutions.

Participants in ICE 2012 will:

  • Receive training from national experts in PCOR/CER principles and research methods, including systematic reviews
  • Network with national funders
  • Have roundtable discussions with community partners to discuss best practices for engaging stakeholders in research design, dissemination and implementation
  • Participate in small group sessions and workshops on PCOR/CER grant proposal development

By the end of the week, participants will have the tools to both design studies and use existing knowledge to discover what interventions work best for real world populations in real world situations.


This program is open to researchers across the U.S. with a doctorate or equivalent. Priority will be given to those who already have a strong foundation in research methods and wish to obtain additional skills in order to align their research with principles of comparative effectiveness. Applicants must have completed coursework in clinical research design or epidemiology, as well as biostatistics to ensure that all participants share a common working knowledge.


Space is limited and admission will be competitive. Learn more about the simple application procedure.

Final deadline: August 17, 2012



Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 36 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

More Information

Find out more — including the list of topics and invited speakers — on the Annual Research Intensive website. Feel free to contact the program coordinator, Elin McIlhattan, with any questions.