Brookings Roundtable on Active Medical Product Surveillance: Overview of the Mini-Sentinel Pilot

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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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    On September 15, the Engelberg Center hosted the second webinar in the Sentinel Initiative 101 Webinar Series, “Overview of FDA’s Mini-Sentinel Pilot.” This webinar featured a presentation from the Mini-Sentinel principal investigator, Dr. Richard Platt, Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

    Dr. Platt’s presentation described Mini-Sentinel’s capabilities and lessons learned since the contract was awarded in October, 2009.  Specific topics included:  

    • Governance principles and policies
    • Key achievements from the Mini-Sentinel Data Core, Methods Core, and Protocol Core, and
    • An example of a recent rapid query assessment conducted by Mini-Sentinel.

    The third and final webinar will cover other Sentinel Initiative activities: Federal Partners Collaboration, the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP), and the Brookings Institution’s broader convening activities.


    Mark B. McClellan MD, PhD, MPA; Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC


    Richard Platt MD, MSc; Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA