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CER Certificate (MEET): Comparative Effectiveness Research in Decision-making

Credit Hours: 19.0  |   Fee: $895.00

CER Collaborative


The goal of the Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) certificate program is to guide pharmacists and other clinical decision-makers by advancing their expertise in assessing evidence that comes from new, unfamiliar research designs, particularly observational research methods, indirect treatment comparisons, modeling, and meta-analyses, making use of the online CER Collaborative tool and resources.


Learner’s will increase their awareness, understanding and confidence in their ability to critically appraise new study designs and synthesize evidence to guide formulary and coverage decisions.


This certificate program guides learners in the application of the research methods and tools to assess current questions in real-world settings. Five online modules and one location-specific workshop will improve learner analytical skills through the peer critique of case presentations. Our robust, interactive, online learning environment is designed for hands-on practice using case studies.


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$595 for AMCP Members
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Are you a Student?
$400 for Students (Verification Required)

Already Registered?
If you have already registered for the CER Certificate Program and you would like to transition to the new classroom, contact cips@rx.umaryland.edu.

Same Content. Same Instructors
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Location-specific
Workshop
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Workshop

Modules 1-5 are asynchronous and online.

Module 6 is a live, location-specific workshop.

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Modules 1-5 are asynchronous and online.

Module 6 is a synchronous teleconference workshop.

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Sneak Peak: CER Comparative Research Certificate Program


The growing availability of new research methods poses challenges and opportunities for today's formulary decision-maker. There is little guidance on how to evaluate and use these new studies, creating a risk for two undesirable outcomes: new study data being misinterpreted or critical information not being used to inform decision-making. However, a new online CER tool is now available to help evaluate and incorporate this growing body of evidence into decision-making.


The 19-hour certificate program emphasizes the use of an online CER tool and resource materials developed by the CER Collaborative to increase the consistency and transparency of the analyses of CER studies. The CER tool guides learners as they assess the quality, relevance and rigor of evidence in CER studies.


Participants in the program can expect to achieve the following learning objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the use of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in health care clinical and formulary decision-making;
  2. Evaluate appropriateness and methodological rigor of a single observational or synthesis study;
  3. Synthesize the literature across research designs; and
  4. Using available tools, apply CER methods to current medication-related decisions.


Successful completion of this certificate program requires the learner to complete each of the five online modules and attend the four hour workshop. In order to complete each of the online modules, learners must earn a score of at least 70% on each post-test. Each post-test may be taken up to three (3) times. The online modules must be completed prior to attending the live, face-to-face workshop.



CE: 19.0 Contact Hours
UAN: 0025-0000-16-160-B04-P
Program Number: CERC01 M3


About the CER Collaborative:
AMCP, ISPOR, and NPC formed the CER Collaborative to provide greater uniformity and transparency in the evaluation and use of evidence for coverage and health care decision-making with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.


Partnership for CCP Development
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy joins the CER Collaborative and engages the educational technologies of the CIPS Knowledge Enterprise to develop, design, and deliver this program for health decision-makers.



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