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For more than two decades, ECRI Institute has organized an annual health policy conference to delineate perspectives of stakeholders throughout the healthcare community in addressing broad issues about the science, evaluation of evidence, and the use of medical technology, pharmaceuticals, procedures, and health services.

Our free public service conference is typically held in the fall at a venue in Washington, DC. Check back for updated information about our 2017 conference, or e-mail to be added to our conference mailing list.  

Previous Conferences

Videos, recordings, and resources from past conferences

Conference Sponsors (1993-2016)

We proudly acknowledge the following organizations for their support and sponsorship at various conferences over the past 23 years.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • AcademyHealth
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • California Healthcare Foundation
  • Center for the Advancement of Health
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group
  • Consumer Health Education Council
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Discovery Health Channel
  • Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
  • Foundation for Informed Medical Decision-Making
  • George Mason University
  • Health Affairs
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
  • Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
  • Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Milbank Memorial Fund
  • Modern Healthcare
  • National Business Group on Health
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Penn LDI Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
  • Penn Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Sutter Health
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • The Mayday Fund
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • The United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • University of Penn School of Medicine
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Partial List of Past SPEAKERS

  • Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Patrick Conway, MD, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Thomas G. Davis, RPh, Vice President, Professional Services, CVS/Pharmacy
  • Brent James, MD, MStat, Chief Quality Officer and Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Ann Geiger, PhD, Acting Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
  • Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative (D-RI); Founder, The Kennedy Forum
  • Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, Director, California Cancer Reporting and Epidemiologic Surveillance Program; Distinguished Professor, University of California, Davis, and Director, Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System
  • Joel Kupersmith, MD, Former Chief Research and Development Officer, Veterans Health Administration
  • Janet Marchibroda, Director, Health Innovation Initiative, Executive Director, CEO Council on Health and Innovation, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Andrew McCulloch, MHA, President, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan of the Northwest
  • Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, FACP, FACMI, President, Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, HCA; Chair-Elect Designate, American Hospital Association
  • Joe V. Selby, MD, Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
  • The Honorable David Shulkin, MD, Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Peter Shumlin, Governor, Vermont
  • Jeffrey E. Shuren, MD, JD, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Nora Volkow, MD, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Alan Weil, JD, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
  • Gail Wilensky, PhD, Senior Fellow, Project Hope
  • Janet Woodcock, MD, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food & Drug Administration