Seminars & Events of Interest
Productivity and Turnover in the Veterans Health Administration
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Series: HERC Health Economics Seminar
Presenter: Aigerim Kabdiyeva, MPhil
Description: Whether higher physician workload causes physician turnover is an important policy question. There is limited evidence on whether there is a causal effect of physician workload, which is often managed through productivity standards, on physician turnover. We believe this is because data on physician productivity and turnover is not easily available, and because there are unobservable characteristics which bias estimates of the relationship between productivity and turnover. In this presentation we will discuss how we attempt to overcome this bias using instrumental variables.
Intended Audience: Mental Health providers, researchers, and policy makers.
2019 PCORI Annual Meeting - Making a Difference: Using Patient-Centered Research Results in the Real World
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 1:00 PM ET to Friday, September 20, 2019 - 1:30 PM ET
Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008
Keynote Speakers: Scott Berns, MD, MPH ; Leslie Gordon, MD, PhD ; Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc ; Al Richmond, MSW
Description: As part of this year's theme, "Making a Difference: Using Patient-Centered Research Results in the Real World," attendees at the two-and-a-half-day conference will learn about how patients, researchers, clinicians, payers, and others across the healthcare community are working to make health research more useful and relevant. In addition, hear about the latest results of PCORI-funded research and efforts to promote their use in practice, and find out how our unique approach to engaging patients and other stakeholders in the work we do is changing the way health research is conducted. Attendees can also hear about how PCORI can best serve the healthcare community into the future.
You can register now to reserve rooms at the conference site hotel at special discounted rates.
Tai Chi for Veterans: Review of Evidence and Future Directions
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET
Series: Complementary and Integrative Health
Description: This webinar will describe Tai Chi and provide a brief overview of evidence to support its use. We will provide results from a feasibility study to evaluate the acceptability of Tai Chi for veterans with PTSD symptoms and discuss an ongoing study of Tai Chi for Gulf War Illness. Third, we will suggest potential mechanisms by which Tai Chi might impact PTSD and discuss ideas for future research. Finally we’ll review lessons learned over the past few years of doing Tai Chi research.
Intended Audience: Researchers, clinicians, facility leaders all interested in Tai Chi as both a treatment and a wellness activity.
NCCIH at 20: A Catalyst for Integrative Health Research
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET
Monday, September 23, 2019
Location: National Institutes of Health; Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10), 900 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Description: On Monday, September 23, 2019, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will host a 1-day research symposium to celebrate the Center’s 20th anniversary. This event will celebrate progress in complementary and integrative health research and look to the future of the field. The day will feature a Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies by Dr. Lorimer Moseley of the University of South Australia(link is external) titled “Why We Need a Pain Revolution: From Science to Practice,” lightning round presentations with early-stage investigators, and two panel discussions on pain research in military and veteran populations as well as the future of natural products research.
This event is partially supported by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health(link is external) with a generous gift from Bernard and Barbro Osher.
Please register, whether you plan to attend in person or via videocast.
The Relationship Between TBI and Rates of Chronic Symptomatic Illness in Gulf War Veterans
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Series: Mild TBI Diagnosis and Management Strategies
Presenter: Linda Chao, PhD
Description: Although not a ‘signature injury’ of the Gulf War, many GW veterans sustained TBIs prior to and after the GW. This presentation will describe the incidence of TBI in a convenience sample of 200+ GW Veterans recruited for research study on Gulf War Illness and discuss whether history TBI is associated with increased rates of Gulf War Illness/chronic symptomatic illness in GW veterans.
Intended Audience: Clinicians, research and administrative personnel who work with the Gulf War Veteran population
The Affordable Care Act at 10
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 4:30 PM to Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Location: The Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Description: On September 26 & 27, 2019, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School and the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine will cohost a landmark conference examining “The Affordable Care Act at 10.”
The conference will bring together some of the most important players involved in the Affordable Care Act’s passage and implementation as well as an interdisciplinary group of scholars to assess the legislation’s successes, shortcomings, and future.
The conference marks the upcoming release of a groundbreaking book — coauthored by the conference speakers and other prominent scholars — on March 23, 2020, the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.
12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, co-hosted by NIH and AcademyHealth
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Description: The Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I), co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, helps realize the full potential of evidence to optimize health and health care by bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy. By outlining the priorities in the field, the Science of D&I Conference aims to ensure that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities
To view past sessions from VA, click here.