The Alliance and our partner organizations host various events to raise awareness about the field of aging research and to present the latest innovations and advancements that are helping extend people’s healthspans. Those events are featured here.


Start Date: December 22nd, 2011

Start Time: 11:00AM

End Time: 12:30PM

City: Washington, DC

Webcast Briefing:  Moving Along the Guide Rails - How Does the Public View Comparative Effectiveness Research & Cost-Cutting Measures?

A Discussion of Survey Results across Four Countries on the Use and Practice of CER.

Evidence from comparative effectiveness research (CER) is increasingly being used in health care treatment decision-making around the globe.  A desire to reduce health care costs can drive the use of head-to-head clinical trials, such as in recent, unprecedented trials comparing the safety and effectiveness of treatments for wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD). The results of a trial like this can become a major factor in coverage and treatment decisions.

In a time where health care spending is sky-rocketing, where will the public draw the line?

Join the Alliance for Aging Research and the Harvard School of Public Health as we discuss the results of a 4-country public opinion survey (U.S., U.K., Italy and Germany) that explores public views on comparative effective research, its promise and its limitations.  The survey results are a telling reflection across cultures and countries of how the public views the use of research and cost as a means of making decisions on health care access and coverage. 


  • Dan Perry, President & CEO, Alliance for Aging Research

  • Robert J. Blendon, Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health

  • Joe V. Selby MD MPH, Executive Director, PCORI

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