1st Meeting of the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network Steering Committee (DSEN SC)

The Steering Committee of the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) held its inaugural meeting on Friday, September 17th at CIHR's offices in Ottawa. During this meeting, an overview of DSEN, its objectives and approaches to integrated Knowledge Translation were presented. An update on progress made by DSEN, highlighting advances relating to the creation of the DSEN Collaborating Centres, was also provided. The Steering Committee (having representatives from federal and provincial governments and from the research, health care provider and patient communities) will establish the prioritized research agenda for DSEN.

The Steering Committee provided strategic advice on the expectations and goals for DSEN in terms of clarity, feasibility, timeliness, and usefulness of the knowledge to be generated through DSEN that will guide the direction of the initiative and inform evidence-based decisions.

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