The Cambia Health Foundation recently expanded the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program to include emerging leaders in palliative care who are physicians, nurses, social workers, physician assistants, chaplains, psychologists, pharmacists and other health system professionals. The goal is to be a catalyst for system and culture change by developing palliative care leaders who put patients and families first so that they can live well in the face of serious illness. We recognize that passionate leaders who can move the field forward come from diverse backgrounds and multiple disciplines. The
PCRC Leaders Jean Kutner and Christine Ritchie are two of the thirty recently named Visionaries in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine established this honor to recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the field of hospice and palliative medicine. Several other PCRC members were also honored. Click here to view the full list of visionaries.
Research Methods Resources A New Website from the NIH Office of Disease Prevention Presented by David Murray, Ph.D. Associate Director for Prevention Director of the Office of Disease Prevention Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ET This webinar will provide a guided tour of the new website, Research Methods Resources , and discuss its relevance to the changes in NIH requirements for applications for clinical trials submitted on or after January 25, 2018. It will include examples to illustrate the use of the sample size calculator for group- or cluster-randomized trials,
Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Quality Matters Conference for palliative care and hospice professionals will take place on October 26th, 2017 from 12-5pm EST. Complimentary CME/CNE credits are possible. Registration is free and the conference is recorded so individuals/teams can watch parts of the conference, and come back and watch the recording later. For more Information & Registration: http://www.gpcqa.org/qmc
In September, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) will hold the third Director’s Lecture of 2017. Dr. Mary Beth Happ will present: "Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Improving Communication with Critically Ill Patients” September 20, 2017 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10) NIH Campus - Bethesda, MD In her presentation, "Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Improving Communication with Critically Ill Patients,” Dr. Happ will describe her program of research which addresses family bedside presence during critical illness, end-of-life care and treatment decision making
Message to NIH grant applicants/awardees, contractors, researchers and research administrators: If you are conducting NIH-funded research that involves human subjects, or are considering applying to NIH for support of such research, we want to call your attention to important changes that may affect how you: select the right NIH funding opportunity announcement write the research strategy and human subjects sections of your application comply with appropriate policies and regulations First, familiarize yourself with the new PHS Human Subject and Clinical Trial Information form (for application
National Cancer Institute: Healthcare Delivery Research Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Webinar: Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization When: August 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Where: via WebEx ( Register Here ) Presenters: Dr. Erin Kent and Dr. Michelle Mollica Summary: This webinar will provide an overview of the R01/R21 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization: Funding Opportunity ( PAR-16-317 /