The New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (New England CEPAC), a core program of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), is a nationally-recognized community forum. The New England CEPAC convenes three times each year at public meetings to review objective evidence reports and develop recommendations for how stakeholders can apply evidence to improve the quality and value of health care. Learn more about the New England CEPAC process, and find out how topics are selected.

New England CEPAC directly engages clinicians, patients, and payers during public meetings to discuss implications of the evidence for clinical decision-making and coverage policies. Application of evidence takes shape through new medical policies, benefit designs, and patient and clinician tools to improve clinical care and patient outcomes. All members of the New England CEPAC must meet ICER’s criteria for Conflict of Interest.

The box below provides information on the topic of the next meeting of the New England CEPAC. For more information about past and other upcoming meetings, see the box to the right.

Next Meeting

November 8, 2018 10am - 4pm ET

Newton Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

Opioid Use Disorder

The New England CEPAC will convene to review evidence on medications for addiction treatment in opioid use disorder.


ICER will review elagolix (AbbVie) for management of endometriosis with associated pain.

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November 8, 2018 Opioid Use Disorder
July 12, 2018 Endometriosis
March 29, 2018 Hemophilia A
December 5, 2017 Tardive Dyskinesia
March 24, 2017 Arthritis
November 18, 2016 Psoriasis
July 15, 2016 Obeticholic Acid
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