This short course will provide an overview of how real-world evidence is being used today for evidence generation in major markets. The primary focus is evidence generation for regulatory use, with a particular focus on comparative effectiveness, but the approaches described here are useful for health technology assessments for payers. Following the major points identified by the FDA in the Frameworks document released in December, 2019, we will explain how the fitness of evidence from real-world data are assessed for any use case, key elements of design and analysis, and the current status of FDA guidance on when real-world studies will be sufficient to meet regulatory evidence requirements. Although much of the focus will be on the FDA, the course will also include an update of recent activities by the EMA regarding use of real-world (big) data.
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Upon completion of registration, participants will gain access to the following:
- Live Event Access
- Presentation Slides
- Access to recorded sessions, on demand for 4 months post event
- Describe key epidemiological design principles central to interpreting the quality and validity of real-world evidence (RWE) studies
- Apply these learnings by evaluating and discussing case presentations focused on CV safety assessments.
- Recognize when RWE based approaches are of sufficient quality to enable decision making.