Public Comment on Draft Research Plan: Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease

December 12, 2011 – On December 15, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) will post the draft Research Plan on screening for peripheral artery disease for public comment. The Research Plan, once finalized, will guide the systematic evidence review that the USPSTF will use to update its recommendation on this important topic. The USPSTF wants to ensure that it frames the questions correctly at the beginning of the recommendation making process, so that the final recommendation is the most valid, reliable, and useful in the end. Beginning on December 15, you will be able to view the draft Research Plan and provide your feedback to the USPSTF at /uspstf/public-comments-and-nominations/opportunity-for-public-comment.

Additionally, the USPSTF will host a Webinar to discuss the draft Research Plan on screening for peripheral artery disease on Thursday, December 15 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., ET. A member of the USPSTF will provide an overview of the Task Force and its recommendation process, will walk listeners through the draft Research Plan on how the Task Force plans to frame the evidence review on screening for peripheral artery disease, and will also provide instructions for submitting feedback and comments on this draft document. This Webinar is limited to the first 200 people who respond.

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to by Wednesday, December 14 at 12:00 p.m., ET, and include your name, organization, phone number, and email address. An email will be sent the day of the Webinar with the login information.