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Upcoming Meetings and Webinars

Partnering to Support Healthy Moms and Babies in Baltimore and Beyond: Celebrating 10 Years of B’More for Healthy Babies

Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28, 5-6:30 p.m. ET --  In the decade since its creation, B’more for Healthy Babies (BHB) has impacted the lives of many families in Baltimore. The initiative brings together policymakers, service providers, community organizations, and residents to strategically allocate resources and streamline communication at all levels of the maternal and child health system so every baby might have the best possible start. This virtual event series, made possible through funding from The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, will review the success of B’more for Healthy Babies, outline the goals for the program moving forward, and gather strategies and enhance momentum for building organizational capacity to implement community-based research to improve maternal and child health outcomes.

Policy Implementation Science: A Critical Component of Evidence Translation

Oct. 27, 1-2:30 p.m. ET -- This webinar from the National Cancer Institute launches a five-part series to "explore Policy Implementation Science and to reflect on what this area of work can contribute to evidence translation."

Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine

Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m. ET -- The next GREAT/GRAND Community Forum will focus on how the NIH and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) have been making progress to create change in the culture of science to maximize talent and end harassment. The webinar will feature NIH Acting Chief of Staff and Associate Director for Science Policy Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, and the study director for the NASEM 2018 report on addressing sexual harassment in STEMM, Frazier Benya, PhD. 

Ensuring Clinician Well-Being in an Age of Uncertainty

Oct. 28-29 -- This two-part meeting hosted by the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Wellbeing and Resilience will "review data and observations on clinician well-being since the COVID-19 pandemic," and then focus on leveraging that data to implement a variety of targeted systems approaches to support clinicians' well-being.

Register now for Learn Serve Lead 2020: The Virtual Experience

Nov. 16-18 -- The AAMC's Learn Serve Lead 2020: The Virtual Experience will tackle academic medicine’s greatest challenges head-on while providing an opportunity for attendees to reconnect with colleagues and make new virtual connections. During four live plenaries, the Voices of Medicine and Society series, and 30 breakout sessions, attendees will hear how leaders in academic medicine are paving the way to confront the issues of today and tomorrow.

13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

Dec. 15-17 -- Registration is open for AcademyHealth's annual Dissemination & Implementation conference, "Dissemination and Implementation Science in a Dynamic, Diverse, and Interconnected World: Meeting the Urgent Challenges of our Time." The three-day conference features all-virtual keynotes, workshops, and panels on a variety of D&I topics.


Past ROCC Meetings and Webinars

Remote Learning Using Electronic Health Record Simulations during COVID-19

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In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, institutions have quickly adapted their training environments to provide learners with remote educational opportunities. This webinar featured Oregon Health and Science University’s application of simulation technology to train medical students in using electronic health records. Jeffrey A. Gold, MD, highlighted findings from this program and described the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned for providing this type of remote engagement for students. 

Generating Real-World Evidence to Enhance Knowledge during COVID-19

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As the scientific research community responds to COVID-19, there is value in using real-world data and evidence to inform clinical research. The AAMC’s Research on Care Community (ROCC) hosted a webinar featuring Lesley H. Curtis, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences, who discussed the benefits as well as challenges of generating real-world evidence and highlighted specific examples related to COVID-19 research.

Overview of the Final Interoperability and Information Blocking Rules

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Following the enforcement discretion announcements related to the release of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program final rule and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, the AAMC will present the key provisions of these regulations, requirements for providers and health systems, and updated implementation timelines. 

Topics relevant to AAMC member institutions include: standards related to information blocking; updates to the 2015 Edition certification criteria for health information systems;  new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for hospitals regarding electronic notifications; and the requirement that data be accessible through application programming interfaces (APIs). 

Combining Technology, Scientific Research, and Data – NIH’s Encouragement of the FHIR Standard for Research

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October 8, 2019:  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) hosted a webinar about the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) decision to promote the use of FHIR-compatible data formats to help accelerate the interoperability of data and its use for clinical research purposes. The webinar featured presentations by Clem J. McDonald, MD, Chief Health Data Standards Officer, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and Teresa Zayas-Cabán, PhD, Chief Scientist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and was moderated by W. Ed Hammond, PhD, Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics, Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

A Public Health Approach for Firearm Injury Prevention

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September 12, 2019: Ronald Stewart, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at UT Health San Antonio, and Medical Director, Trauma Programs, American College of Surgeons, discussed the public health framework for firearm injury prevention and the need for federally funded public health research focused on firearm morbidity and mortality. Dr. Stewart also described work of the ACS committee on trauma and collaborative efforts to enhance research, education, and targeted injury prevention initiatives. 

Using Clinical Decision Support to Move Evidence into Practice: A Discussion with AHRQ

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February 27, 2019: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) oversees initiatives to improve the quality of care through clinical decision support (CDS). In this webinar, Dr. Edwin Lomotan, Medical Officer and Chief of Clinical Informatics for the Health IT Division in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at AHRQ described how the CDS Connect Repository is advancing evidence-based care into practice, presented findings from the project’s first use cases, identified CDS-related funding opportunities available through AHRQ, and highlighted ways stakeholders can contribute to CDS Connect.

NIH HEAL Initiative: Program Update and Funding Opportunities for Pain Research Available through NIH

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November 8, 2018: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative in April 2018 to accelerate scientific discovery to stem the opioid public health crisis. In this webinar, Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), discussed the HEAL Initiative’s priorities in pain management research.

The Latest Developments from the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

This webinar series presented key initiatives happening at the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub sites, upcoming funding opportunities available through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), and resources for fostering innovation and cutting-edge translational research activities.

October 30, 2018: Collaborations across NCATS's Trial Innovation Network
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This webinar highlighted the goals of the Trial Innovation Network, introduced ways that investigators within CTSAs can use the Network to advance their research, and presented what’s happening at a Trial Innovation Center (TIC) and a Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC).

October 9, 2018: The CTSA Program Vision - Current Initiatives and Future Goals
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NCATS officials shared details about the nationwide network of institutions working to bring medical research to practice more quickly and efficiently, and discussed key priorities for the CTSA program moving forward.

PCORI's Achievements in Health Research and Future Outlook
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Highlighting Academic Medicine's Partnership with the VA

Genomic Research and the Million Veteran Program
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VA Tech Transfer Program
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Testing and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: Strategies for Learning Health Systems
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Enhancing Multicenter Collaboration—New Methods to Address Privacy and Data Security
Preserving Privacy in Data Sharing (Audio Recording)
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EHR Optimization to Advance Learning Health Systems

October 18, 2017: The AAMC and the Donaghue Foundation hosted the Current State and Future Vision: Making EHRs Work for You summit at the AAMC Learning Center in Washington, DC. The summit brought together approximately 80 participants—among them chief medical officers, chief information officers, chief quality officers and leading researchers from health systems, along with representatives from government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations—to identify opportunities for improving EHR function to support the advancement of learning health systems.

Linking Research to Care: Programs and Upcoming Research Opportunities by NCI, RWJF, and AHRQ

Academic Medicine Investment in Medical Research Webinar

In June 2015, ROCC hosted a free webinar designed to help demystify indirect costs and institutional investment in research. Laura Yaeger, Managing Director from Huron Consulting Group, presented survey results from 46 medical schools concerning their total investment in the research mission. The findings illustrated the key components of institutional investment in research including startup packages and bridge funding. Download Slides (PDF).

Research in Residency Meeting

The AAMC and Research on Care Community hosted a meeting on May 28, 2015 which convened teams from institutions interested in enhancing their residency research experience. The goal of the meeting was to create a customized learning environment, matching learners with experts as a means to gather the information and strategies needed to enhance the research experience of their residency programs. Download the Research in Residency meeting notes (PDF).

  • Preserving Science in Medical Schools: Sustaining Funding, Aligning Investigations, Valuing Teaching: Carrie L. Byington, M.D. (University of Utah School of Medicine)
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  • Implementing a Resident Research Program to Overcome Barriers to Resident Research: Michael Rothberg, M.D., M.P.H. (Cleveland Clinic) and Tara Lagu, M.D., M.P.H. (Baystate Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine)
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  • Bridging the Gap: Supporting Translational Research Careers Through an Integrated Research Track Within Residency Training: Melissa R. Arbuckle, M.D., Ph.D. (Columbia University Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute)
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  • Facilitation of Resident Scholarly Activity: Strategy and Outcome Analyses Using Historical Resident Cohorts and a Rank-to-Match Population: Tetsuro Sakai, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) and Rita M. Patel, M.D. (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
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Promote Peer-to-Peer Learning

Register as a ROCC member to join the ROCC Listserv, a platform for peer-to-peer learning and sharing of information among members. Discussions will include those facilitated by the ROCC team as well as those initiated by members seeking feedback from others.

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