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Pharmaceutical outcomes research conference planned for spring 2001

The Drug Information Association will hold a 3-day conference on pharmaceutical outcomes research in the spring in Savannah, GA. The meeting will be held April 22-24, 2001 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront, in Savannah, GA. The meeting will give participants an opportunity to learn about new and exciting findings from outcomes research on the use of drugs and biologics. New initiatives in patient safety will be discussed, and representatives from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Food and Drug Administration will be on hand to provide updates on their agenciesŐ activities. Also, the new patient safety initiatives will be discussed.

The conference will be of particular interest to outcomes researchers, purchasers of health care, and representatives of the pharmaceutical and managed care industries and clinical leadership organizations. Examples of conference topics include: changing prescriber behavior, the role of the pharmacist, the relationship between quality measures and outcomes, the dissemination and impact of guidelines, medication errors, pharmacoepidemiology, computerized reminders, and special populations and carve-outs. Many other topics are planned in the areas of patient self-management and adherence, adverse drug events, the health care delivery system, information technology, managed care, proactive surveillance/risk management, and outcomes research in progress.

Contact the DIA office at (215) 591-3325 (Fax 215-641-1229) or via E-mail to mcginnj@diahome.org if you have further questions.

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