October 20, 2015

PCORI Releases CME Videos for Researchers

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has released a series of six free CME/CE activities on its methods standards for patient-centered outcomes research. The CME/CE modules are available for viewing at: http://www.pcori.org/research-results/cmece-activities. Researchers who wish to seek funding from PCORI will want to know about these new standards. Led by highly qualified faculty, these CME/CE modules include the PCORI Methodology Standards recommendations for researchers on best practices for conducting patient-centered outcomes-oriented clinical research.

The number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are listed with each of the online activities below.  All other partnering entities’ credit designation information (physician assistants, nursing, pharmacy) can be found in the Accreditation/Credit Designation statement for each individual activity.

  1. Basic Context, Role, and Development of Standards in Comparative Effectiveness Research. Faculty: Mark Helfand, M.D. .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  2. Role of Standards in PCORI Funding Announcements and the Application Process. Faculty: Robin Newhouse, Ph.D. and Peter H. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.  .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  3. Standards Categories 1 & 2 — Formulating Research Questions and Patient Centeredness. Faculty: C. David Mullins, Ph.D., and Susan Zickmund, Ph.D. 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  4. Standards Categories 3, 4 & 5 — Data Integrity, Preventing and Handling Missing Data, and Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects. Faculty: Mark Helfand, M.D., and Sharon-Lise Normand, Ph.D.  .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  5. Standards Categories 6, 7 & 8 — Data Registries, Data Networks, and Causal Inference. Faculty: Jason T. Connor, Ph.D., and Mark Helfand, M.D. 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  6. Standards for Specific Study Designs: Standard Groups 9 & 10 — Adaptive and Bayesian Trials Designs and Diagnostic Tests. Faculty: Mark Helfand, M.D.  .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


These activities are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.