CEPAC meeting next Thursday in CT – come watch smart people debate and vote on the effectiveness of palliative care interventions

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The March meeting of CEPAC, New England’s comparative effectiveness council, will be in Hartford next Thursday, the 31stat the Bushnell. CEPAC is an independent council of clinicians, academics and consumer advocates who take a deep dive into research around treatments for specific conditions, sorting out and voting on clinical effectiveness, but also which are worth the money specifically for New England. Previous meetings have addressed opiod addiction, breast cancer screening and depression treatments. CT is well represented on CEPAC by Rob Aseltine and Stacey Brown of UConn, practicing physician Claudia Gruss, Claudio Gualtieri from AARP-CT, Julie Rothstein Rosenbaum from Yale, and Rob Zavsoki, DSS’s Medical Director. Next week’s meeting will address Palliative Care: Barriers, Opportunities and Considerations for Quality Improvement. Very smart, independent people discussing how to do the best thing for patients and pocketbooks on the issues vexing the health system. We are lucky to have them coming to our state. Click here to register for the free meeting.