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Schedule for the Symposium on Comparative Effectiveness of Advanced Imaging

April 30, 2012 — Hyatt Harborside Hotel — Boston, MA

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Symposium Overview
Anna Tosteson
9:10-10:00 a.m. Panel 1: "Setting the Stage"
Moderator: Bruce Hillner 
Alternative perspectives on challenges for comparative effectiveness research in the advanced imaging arena.
Panelists: Scott Gazelle, Donald Rucker, Louis Jacques
10:00-10:45 a.m. Panel 2: "PET in Staging and Surveillance: Accomplishments and Challenges"
Moderator: Barry Siegel
Presentations highlighting PET as a case-study: systematic review and lessons from the National Oncologic PET Registry
Panelists: Barry Siegel, Joseph Lau, Bruce Hillner
10:45-11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15-12:15 p.m. Panel 3: "Lung Cancer Screening: Accomplishments and Challenges" 
Moderator: William Black
Presentations from the National Lung Screening Trial: results and challenges stemming from the trial.
Panelists: William Black, Ilana Gareen, Peter Bach, Emmett Keeler
12:15-1:00 p.m. Panel 4: "Breast Cancer Screening: Accomplishments and Challenges"
Moderator: Anna Tosteson
Presentations from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium on the role of registry: enriched claims analyses for CER; role of disease modeling through CISNET; personalized screening and processes of care through PROSPR
Panelists: Diana Miglioretti, Natasha Stout, Anna Tosteson
1:00-2:00 p.m.   LUNCH
2:00-2:45 p.m. Panel 5: "Methodological Approaches to Tackling the Challenges"
Moderator: Tor Tosteson
Statistical methodology and design; role of coverage with evidence development for informing policy decisions; clinical decision support tools; designing a new study of PET for surveillance of early stage lung cancer.
Panelists: Bruce Quinn, Christopher Sistrom, Larry Kessler
2:45-3:45 p.m. Panel 6: "Perspectives on Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions"
Moderator: Constantine Gatsonis 
Panelists will provide their perspective on challenges that have been discussed and recommendations on what is needed to advance CER of advanced imaging in cancer.
Panelists: Bruce Hillman, Naomi Aronson, Pam Marcus, Sean Tunis
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing Comments
William Black