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SWOG Group Meeting Agenda 3

Integrating clinical research with care and medical practice
Annetine C. Gelijns, Ph.D.
Department of Health Evidence and Policy,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Value-based insurance design
A. Mark Fendrick, M.D.

Center for Value-Based Insurance Design,
University of Michigan

Placebos as treatment for metastatic cancer in clinical trials
Lowell E. Schnipper, M.D.
Clinical Director and
Chief of Hematology/Oncology,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Rick Bangs, M.B.A.

SWOG Patient Advocate Committee

Does health care reform open new possibilities for better integrating clinical research
with patient care and medical practice? For a more rational balance of costs and care
through value-based insurance reimbursement? For more ethical approaches to incorporating placebos into clinical trials? And once the doctors speak to these questions,
what are patients to make of their answers?
Experts from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds will address these issues at the Fall
2012 SWOG Group Meeting plenary session, with a patient advocate as rapporteur for
the event.

Health Care Reform and Clinical Trials
A plenary session - SWOG Fall 2012 Group Meeting

12:15 – 2:45 pm
Friday, October 19

Regency B – D
Hyatt Regency Chicago
SWOG • Leading Cancer Research. Together.