Dec 7

Past Event

Developing a Taxonomy of Surveillance Methods for Medical Product Safety

Event Materials


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On December 7, 2012, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings held a webinar on “Developing a Taxonomy of Surveillance Methods for Medical Product Safety.” This webinar explored how the classification of surveillance methods allows for researchers to determine the most suitable methodology for monitoring medical product safety scenarios. This classification has helped to provide clear and practical guidance for methods selection in active medical product surveillance. Dr. Joshua Gagne highlighted progress in categorizing medical product safety scenarios and developing structured decision tables for methods selection. Dr. Meghan Baker provided an overview of a methods framework for vaccine-specific safety monitoring.

Event Agenda

  • 2:00 - 2:05

    Welcome and Introduction

  • 2:05 - 2:25

    Taxonomy for Monitoring Methods within a Medical Product Safety Surveillance System

    • Joshua Gagne

      Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

  • 2:25 - 2:40

    Methods Framework for Vaccine Safety Monitoring

    • Meghan Baker

      Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • 2:40 - 3:00

    Roundtable Discussion and Questions

    • Joel Wu

      Research Associate

      Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform


December 7, 2012

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Live Webinar

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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