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PRESS RELEASE

  Oct 6, 2011 Release.
  For Immediate Release.
  Contact: Bonnie Arkus 609-771-9600


WOMEN'S HEART FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO BE FEATURED AS PATIENT ADVOCATE REPRESENTING WOMEN WITH HEART DISEASE AT THE 2nd ANNUAL CMPT CONFERENCE IN BALTIMORE OCT 26-27

Ms. Arkus to co-lead a group session, invite women heart survivors as responders; 200 clinicians expected to attend to promote evidence-based quality medicine

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Baltimore, Oct 2011 -- Four women with heart disease will participate in the 2nd annual Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMPT) National Leadership Summit on CER Priorities, Methods and Policy, to take place in Baltimore, Maryland October 26-27, 2011, including Women's Heart Foundation director and founder, Bonnie Arkus, R.N. The Summit will bring together leading experts and stakeholders in cardiovascular disease and comparative effectiveness research (CER) to identify the challenges and explore the opportunities to use CER to improve evidence generation and translaton in the realm of cardiovascular disease.

Meeting proceedings are intended to provide input to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and other CER organizations as they determine how to implement CER principles and methods and translate them into large research portfolios and programs. To facilitate this discussion, sessions will highlight current and emerging issues in the investigation, diagnosis, treatment and payment issues related to cardiovascular care and CER. Sessions are designed to be highly interactive, with each compirsed of a cross section of stakeholder points of view - researchers, patients, clinicians, payers, regulators, and policymakes. Breakout sessions will foster discussion by smaller groups on a range of specialized topis.

Opening the Summit will be Sean Tunis, MC, MSc, President and CEO of Center for Medical Technology Policy. Kenote Address will be delivered by Clyde Yancy, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University. Ms. Arkus will serve as a responder on Session III titled Diagnositic Testing in Cardiovascular Disease. She will also co-lead a discussion panel on on Translating Evidence into Practice: The Patient's Role.

Registration is complimentary, and space is limited. Pre-registration is necessary. To register, go to https://www.regonline.com/CERSummit2011. For more information about the conference, go to http://www.cmtpnet.org/2011-cer-summit. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Call for reservations: 410-962-8300.



The Women's Heart Foundation (WHF), a 501c3 and the only non-governmental organization that implements heart disease prevention projects, is dedicated to prevention of heart disease and improving survival and quality.

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The Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) is a private, non-profit organization that provides a neutral forum in which patients, clinicians, payers, manufacturers and researchers can work together to design and implement prospective, real world studies to inform health care decisions. The primary goal of CMTP is to improve the process for generating reliable and credible information about the real world risks, benefits and costs of promising new medical technologies.

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