2021 Harvard Medical School Workshop on Research Methods in Supportive Oncology
This NCI-funded intensive 6-day workshop will provide an overview of fundamental methods in supportive oncology research (psychosocial oncology, palliative care, symptom management, and survivorship). Over the course of the workshop, participants will write a complete study protocol under the direct mentorship of expert faculty in the field of supportive oncology. Essential workshop topics include: creation of conceptual models, supportive care clinical trials, development of psychosocial interventions, decision science, stakeholder engagement, technology-based research, study of patient-provider communication, qualitative and survey methods, and data analysis.
William Pirl, MD, MPH and Jennifer Temel, MD will co-chair the workshop with a multidisciplinary team of faculty including: Joseph Greer, PhD; Elyse Park, MD, MPH; Lisa Wood, PhD; James Tulsky, MD; Areej El-Jawahri, MD; Lara Traeger, PhD; Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH and others.
Physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists who are early-stage researchers are eligible to attend. Participants must have a doctoral degree. Depending on the volume of applications, students in doctoral programs might be able to attend.
January 24-29, 2021 at the Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
As of now, there is still uncertainty regarding COVID-19 institutional travel restrictions in January 2021. A decision will be made by September 1st whether we are able to safely offer the workshop in-person. If we are unable to host the event in-person, a virtual version of the course will be provided.
There is no tuition for the program and a travel stipend will be provided if the workshop is held in person.
Individuals from under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.