Please join your colleagues on October 11 th at the 4 th Annual Quality Matters Conference, a half-day virtual conference focused on timely issues related to quality of care in palliative care. Co-sponsored by AAHPM, CAPC, NPCRC, PCQN, and GPCQA, the conference will feature twelve national experts, including Plenary Speaker Dr. Jennifer Temel. Last year we had over 800 clinicians, researchers, and administrators join and expect over 1000 this October. Registration for the conference is free to all participants and registrants will receive 4.25 of complimentary CME/ANCC from Duke University.
The 2018 National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research will take place October 11-12, 2018 in San Diego, CA. This meeting will host academicians, clinicians, and students from across the country and world working to advance palliative care. A truly multi-disciplinary event, professions represented include nursing, social work, psychology, speech language pathology, medicine, ethics, chaplaincy, and more. Share your research, find new pedagogical, and/or clinical advances, and network with colleagues. This year’s theme is Quality in Palliative Care: Fusing Education,
This NCI-funded intensive 6-day workshop will provide an overview of fundamental methods, such as study designs, qualitative and survey methods, and approaches to data analysis in supportive oncology research. 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. Participants will continue to receive assistance after the workshop from their workshop mentors to help in the implementation of their studies at their home institutions. Essential workshop topics include: creation of
Presented by Monica Taljaard, Ph.D. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon ET The stepped wedge cluster randomized design has seen a rapid increase in popularity over the past decade. It is different than the conventional parallel arm cluster randomized design in that all clusters (e.g., communities, schools, or hospitals), rather than half, receive the intervention. This presentation will: Explain the unique characteristics of the stepped wedge cluster randomized design and its implications for sample size calculation and analysis. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of stepped
We are pleased to announce that the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the 2018 PCRC Investigator Development Pilot Program is now available: http://palliativecareresearch.org/funding/funding-opportunities/pilot-funding . Interest Letters (required) are due June 1, 2018 @ 5pm Pacific and the full application is due July 16th, 2018 @ 5pm Pacific. Interest Letters and applications must be submitted electronically to Carey Candrian ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Eligibility: Eligible applicants are any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the
Over the past few years, we have handled the large number of applications by reviewing some of the applications in an overflow standing special emphasis panel (ZRG1 NRCS-V 08). We are happy to announce that we have established a second study section, and will begin running two separate study sections beginning with the June and July 2018 application deadlines. NRCS will review applications focused on the clinical management of patients in varied institutional and specialty care settings including patients residing at home but receiving active treatment, and families served by certified hospice
OBSSR in coordination with a number of NIH Institutes and Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, are hosting the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research in health across all areas of health and health care . In 2018, the institute will utilize a combination of a 4-month online course (six modules with related assignments) between August 13 and November 30 , 2018, and a 2-day in-person training to be held December 6-7, 2018, in
The goal of this funding initiative is to support patient- and caregiver-centered, comparative clinical effectiveness research to generate important findings that will aid decision making about symptom management in advanced illness. PCORI seeks to fund multiple high quality clinical studies that compare the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments for relief of common symptoms experienced by patients with serious, advanced illness. The mission of the PCORI is to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy