Seminars & Events of Interest
Using Social Media Effectively
1:00 to 2:00 PM ET
Series: Communication Strategies for Health Services Researchers
About: Eli Perencevich has expressed interest in presenting, if his schedule permits.
ESP Report: Emergency Department Interventions for Older Adults
12:00 to 1:00 PM ET
Series: Spotlight on Evidence-based Synthesis Program
Presenters: Susan Nicki Hastings, MD, MHS ; Jaime Hughes, PhD, MPH, MSW ; Chad Kessler, MD, MHPE ; John Williams, Jr., MD, MHSc
About: Older adults, particularly those 75 years of age and older, visit the emergency department (ED) with nearly twice the frequency of their younger counterparts. Within VA, older Veterans account for 40 percent of 2.4 million annual ED visits. This figure will continue to rise as the number of older Veterans is expected to increase significantly over the next decade.
Our review aims to fill gaps in the literature by synthesizing evidence about ED interventions for clinical outcomes such as functional status and quality of life and utilization outcomes including hospital admission and ED readmission. Additionally, our review carefully classifies individual intervention components and uses rigorous analytic techniques to compare the effectiveness of selected interventions on outcomes of interest.
Key Question: How effective are emergency department (ED) interventions in improving clinical, patient experience, and utilization outcomes in older adults (age =65)?
NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET
Series: Spotlight on Pain Management
Presenters: Robert Kerns
About: This presentation will describe the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory, a recently funded tri-organization initiative that supports the conduct of eleven pragmatic clinical trials of non-pharmacological approaches to chronic pain management targeting military service members and veterans. In particular, unique features of pragmatic clinical trial designs, and related topics such as strategies of optimizing participant phenotyping and shared outcomes across trials, optimized use of electronic health record data, data sharing, ethical and regulatory issues, and stakeholder engagement will be discussed.
AAPM 35th Annual Meeting
American Pain Society Scientific Meeting 2019
The American Pain Society will hold its Scientific Meeting April 3-6, 2019, in Milwaukee, WI, with a balance of clinical, translational, and basic science research around the theme of Combating the Opioid Epidemic through Innovations in the Treatment of Pain. This year, APS is excited to introduce new presentation types. Sessions will either be 60-minute cross-disciplinary panels, or rapid 30-minute presentations that showcase the latest research.
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Location: Milwaukee, WI
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