The International Consortia

 

The International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries (ICOR)

Dr. Sedrakyan leads a coordinating center for the International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries (ICOR), which facilitates international registry stakeholders’ collaboration and develops innovative methodological approaches for conducting robust analytic studies to fill the evidence gaps in orthopedics. The additional goal is to improve regulators’ understanding of the safety and effectiveness of orthopaedic devices. ICOR was established in 2011 as a worldwide research consortium, to advance the methodology and conduct of orthopaedic medical device studies in a network of international registries. The network aims to determine evidence gaps and questions, and to identify datasets and approaches, for conducting robust analytic studies to improve our understanding of orthopaedic device performance. Members of ICOR include data holders and researchers interested in advancing the infrastructure and methods for studying orthopaedic medical devices. There are more than 3,500,000 orthopaedic surgeries capturing all implantable devices on the market, over 8 multinational studies and more than 30 papers have been published or are in-press up to date.

The International Consortium of Cardiovascular Registries (ICCR)

The International Consortium of Cardiovascular Registries’ (ICCR) is focused on two major initiatives: (1) Trans-catheter Valve Replacement Registry initiative (ICTVR) and (2) International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR). These two initiatives provide a collaborative platform through which registries and other stakeholders around the world can start a dialogue, discuss data/methodology issues and use aggregate level innovative analytic methods for conducting worldwide studies. An additional goal is to work with stakeholders, such as manufacturers and regulators, to improve their understanding of the safety and effectiveness of aortic valves and vascular devices that are designed to be implanted less invasively. In order to promote this collaborative platform, the ICTVR and ICVR initiatives are creating one of the largest networks in the world, one that includes registries and academic centers with the research and clinical capability needed to tackle even the biggest obstacles related to cardiovascular device surveillance. Several papers are in preparation outlining the vision and research for this project.

The International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR)

The International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR) was launched in November 2014 at Cornell University as a partnership of over 12 national registries, the FDA, manufacturers, and other stakeholders. The mission of the International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR) is to provide a collaborative platform through which registries and other stakeholders around the world can share data to improve vascular health care. In order to create this collaborative platform, the ICVR is leveraging existing national registries, including the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) and a history of collaboration in Vascunet, a "sub-committee of the European Society of Vascular Surgery which aims to increase knowledge and understanding of vascular disease, and to promote excellence in vascular surgery, by means of international vascular audit." Currently two sets of projects are underway to investigate the safety and efficacy of vascular interventions: IPAP and InVASC. The IPAP project evaluates AAA device performance for Infrarenal AAA Repair and Juxtarenal Aortic Repair. The main focus of the three retrospective InVASC projects is to compare treatment type (open vs. interventional) and patient selection (symptoms, urgency, patient demographics) between and within countries.


CONTACT US

  • Dr. Art Sedrakyan
    Department of Healthcare Policy & Research
    402 East 67th Street New York, NY 10065
    (646) 962-8072
    ars2013@med.cornell.edu
  • Courtney Baird
    Department of Healthcare Policy & Research
    402 East 67th Street
    New York, NY 10065
    (646) 962-8099
    ceb3003@med.cornell.edu
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