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Making Learning Healthcare Systems More Patient-Centered

Mark your calendars for "Making Learning Healthcare Systems More Patient-Centered," a half-day conference sponsored by the PATIENTS Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

About the Event:

Conference audience seated in lecture hall."Making Learning Healthcare Systems More Patient Centered" is a half-day conference sponsored by the PATIENTS Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. It will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Westminster Hall, located at 519 W. Fayette Street in Baltimore, Md.

This conference will spotlight patient-centered research, with the goal of analyzing emerging trends to shape how patients, caregivers, community members, and other stakeholders conduct patient-centric research in community based and health care systems.

Featured speakers include nationally recognized institutions and health care systems, and their community partners. Check out our agenda here.

This conference seeks to:

  1. Expand on the work done in the field of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Community-Engaged Research (CEnR).
  2. Empower stakeholder organizations and build their capacity to participate in research activities and use the results of health services research.
  3. Provide online and in-person education on emerging best practices in PCOR and CEnR.
  4. Increase the awareness of and involvement in PCOR and CEnR by community and stakeholder partners.

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by (1R13HS026092-01) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


How to Register:

Registration is now available for this event. Complete this online form to register.


Submit an Abstract:

Abstracts are being accepted for poster presentations. The deadline to submit an abstract is Tuesday, April 30.

Guidelines for Abstracts:

Please limit abstracts to 300 words and include the following in your submission:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion or Implication for Learning Healthcare Systems

If your current work is ongoing, please modify based on your research.

Keep in mind that if you are selected to present your abstract during the conference that you are responsible for covering any costs associated with printing your poster.

Complete this online form to submit your abstract.

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting an abstract using the above form does not automatically register you to attend the event. You will still need to complete the registration form above if you intend to attend the conference.


Parking, Directions, and Accommodations:

The conference will be held at Westminster Hall, located at 519 W. Fayette Street in Baltimore, Md. Westminster Hall is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus.


For More Information:

For more information about this conference, please contact patients@rx.umaryland.edu.