1 May 2018 - New members bring expertise in broad range of perspectives, including health policy, economics, and clinical practice.
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has appointed new members to each of its three independent evidence appraisal councils: the California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF), the Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (Midwest CEPAC), and the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (New England CEPAC).
The new members join the councils of regionally-based experts who represent a broad range of perspectives including medical ethics, patient advocacy and engagement, outcomes research, health economics, technology assessment, and clinical practice. Council members are chosen based on their expertise in reviewing and applying medical evidence in a variety of contexts and are not selected based on their specific expertise in a given clinical area. All members must meet strict conflict of interest criteria to participate in ICER's meetings.