8:30 am EST - 4:30 pm EST

Past Event

Third Annual Sentinel Initiative Public Workshop

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST

Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel
New Hampshire Ballroom

1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC

In May 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled the Sentinel Initiative – a national electronic data system designed to track the safety of drugs, biologics, and medical devices in the United States. Since that time, FDA has engaged key stakeholders to address technical and policy issues that are critical to the initiative’s success.

On January 12, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform hosted the third annual Sentinel Initiative public workshop, bringing together the stakeholder community for a discussion on a variety of topics in active medical product surveillance, including an update on Mini-Sentinel, the testing mechanism and coordinating center for the Sentinel Initiative; near-term plans for the Sentinel Initiative; and opportunities for coordination with other Department of Health and Human Services efforts that use distributed systems of automated health care data.

Read The New England Journal of Medicine article, “Developing the Sentinel System – A National Resource for Evidence Development.”