Seminars & Events of Interest

  • Tue
    07
    Apr
    2020

    COVID-19: Emerging Considerations Regarding the Care for Women Veterans for Clinicians and Researchers

    Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  Spotlight on Women's Health

    Speaker:  Kelly Buckholdt, PhD; Alicia Christy, MD, MHSCR, FACOG; Susan Frayne, MD, MPH; Megan Gerber, MD, MPH; Amanda Johnson, MD and Jodie Katon, PhD, MS

    Description: This cyberseminar will present information for clinicians and researchers about the current (and evolving) state of knowledge on a mix of topics relevant to care for women Veterans in the COVID-19 era. It will include a discussion of issues related to reproductive health, pregnancy and intimate partner violence and other related topics.

    Register to attend COVID-19: Emerging Considerations Regarding the Care for Women Veterans for Clinicians and Researchers

  • Wed
    08
    Apr
    2020

    Budget Impact Analysis

    Time:  2:00 PM  to 3:00 PM ET

    Series:  HERC Health Economics Seminar

    Speaker:  Todd Wagner, PhD

    Description:  A budget impact analysis (BIA) estimates the cost to a health care system, or other payer, of adopting a new or proposed intervention over 1-3 years. A BIA includes costs of the intervention and the implementation of the new intervention, as well as the downstream costs of healthcare utilization. It is often done alongside a clinical trial to estimate the costs of adoption, should the new intervention be found both clinically effective and cost-effective. This class will provide a framework for the BIA and tools to determine if a BIA is an appropriate economic study to undertake.

    Intended Audience:  This course is primarily designed for researchers who would like an introduction to methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and budget impact analysis as applied to health services and medicine.

    Register to attend Budget Impact Analysis

  • Wed
    08
    Apr
    2020

    Mental Health Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities and LGBT Veterans and the Impacts of Experiencing Discrimination

    Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

    Series:  Focus on Health Equity and Action

    Speaker:  Lauren Korshak, DHealth(c), MS, RCEP; Nicholas Livingston, PhD MA and Juliette McClendon, PhD

    Description: Veterans who are members of minority groups – whether racial or ethnic minorities, or identify as LGBT, experience mental health disparities and discrimination at higher rates than Veterans who aren’t members of these groups. The April 2020 Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar addresses these mental health disparities, the impacts of discrimination on Veterans’ mental health, efforts to improve these disparities, and best practices for helping to ensure that these Veterans receive the mental health services they need.

    Intended Audience: Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, data analysts, Veteran stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans.

    Register to attend Mental Health Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities and LGBT Veterans and the Impacts of Experiencing Discrimination

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020

    New Features in the Upgraded SAS Grid and Products

    Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

    Series:  VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure

    Speaker:  Mark Ezzo, BS

    Description:  VINCI has upgraded the SAS Grid to the M6 from the M5 platform. In this webinar Mark will be highlighting new features that greatly enhance Research and Operations Capabilities..

    Intended Audience: Research and Operations Personnel who are interested in the upgraded SAS Grid.

    Register to attend New Features in the Upgraded SAS Grid and Products

  • Wed
    15
    Apr
    2020

    HERC Q&A: Using VA Community Care Data for Research

    Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

    Series:  HERC Health Economics Seminar

    Speaker:  Liam Rose, PhD

    Description:  There has been substantial interest in VA Community Care research, but working with Community Care data has proven challenging. HERC will share some of the issues and solutions that have been encountered by their own work, point to built resources or found useful, and spend time fielding questions about using the data.

    Intended Audience: Researchers using VA Choice/PIT data

    Register to attend HERC Q&A: Using VA Community Care Data for Research

  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    2020

    Chronic Symptoms after Mild TBI: Early Research Findings from LIMBIC-CENC & Clinical Approach to Optimize Patient Brain Health

    Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

    Series:  Mild TBI Diagnosis and Management Strategies

    Speaker:  William Walker, MD

    Description: A critical knowledge gap remains about the extent and type of long-term sequela of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI; a.k.a. concussion). In the meantime, large numbers of difficult-to-treat patients including Combat Veterans continue to present clinically with chronic post-concussion type symptoms and problems, often confounded by comorbidities such as PTSD. This presentation provides an overview of the LIMBIC-CENC Multicenter Prospective Longitudinal Study’s approach to addressing this knowledge gap and presents some of its recent research findings comparing participants with prior mTBI(s) to controls without TBI. It will also highlight clinical interpretation of these findings and present an integrated clinical approach to optimizing brain health in patients with mTBI histories and/or Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms (PPCS).

    Intended Audience: Scientists researchers and clinicians interested in mTBI outcomes research, brain health, and/or clinical care of Veterans or patients with positive mTBI histories.

    Register to attend Chronic Symptoms after Mild TBI: Early Research Findings from LIMBIC-CENC & Clinical Approach to Optimize Patient Brain Health

  • Mon
    20
    Apr
    2020

    Veteran Views of Harassment

    Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  Spotlight on Women's Health

    Speaker:  Karen Dyer; Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH and Ruth Klap, PhD

    Register to attend Veteran Views of Harassment

  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2020

    Patient-Centered Screening for Homelessness and Housing Instability: Engaging Key Stakeholders in Developing and Piloting a Veteran-Facing Booklet

    Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

    Series:  Using Data and Information Systems in Partnered Research

    Speaker:  Katie Juhasz and Gala True, PhD

    Register to attend Patient-Centered Screening for Homelessness and Housing Instability: Engaging Key Stakeholders

  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2020

    Playing Cards and Graphic Medicine: Connecting Veterans to Housing and Mental Health Services through Innovative, Veteran-Facing Products

    Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

    Series:  Using Data and Information Systems in Partnered Research

    Speaker:  Katie Juhasz and Gala True, PhD

    Description: Connecting Veterans to Housing and Mental Health Services through Innovative, Veteran-Facing Products.

    Register to attend Playing Cards and Graphic Medicine: Connecting Veterans to Housing and Mental Health Services through Innovative, Veteran-Facing Products

  • Thu
    23
    Apr
    2020

    Artificial Intelligence in VA Research and Development

    Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  Timely Topics of Interest

    Speaker:  Gil Alterovitz, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA

    Description: This webinar will be a brief introduction to the new National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) at VA. Artificial Intelligence (AI) potential within VA R&D, highlights of ongoing AI work, and a description of how we can support AI R&D efforts throughout the system will be included. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer period.

    Intended Audience: All stakeholders, especially VA researchers, clinicians and policymakers, interested in learning about ongoing and potential AI R&D efforts within VA.

    Register to attend Artificial Intelligence in VA Research and Development

  • Mon
    04
    May
    2020

    Ascertaining Veterans’ Vital Status: Data Sources for Mortality Ascertainment and Cause of Death

    Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  VIReC Database and Methods Seminar

    Speaker:  Charles Maynard, PhD PhD

    Register to attend Ascertaining Veterans’ Vital Status: Data Sources for Mortality Ascertainment and Cause of Death

  • Tue
    05
    May
    2020

    The AIM-Back Embedded Pragmatic Trial: A Protocol Overview and Care Pathway Development

    Time:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

    Series:  Spotlight on Pain Management

    Speaker:  Susan Nicki Hastings, MD, MHS

    Register to attend The AIM-Back Embedded Pragmatic Trial: A Protocol Overview and Care Pathway Development

  • Wed
    06
    May
    2020

    LGBT work at the VA

    Time:  1:00 PM  to 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  Spotlight on Women's Health

    Register to attend LGBT work at the VA

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2020

    Second Chances: How to Handle a Revision

    Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  Communication Strategies for Health Services Researchers

    Speaker:  Christine Hartmann, PhD

    Register to attend Second Chances: How to Handle a Revision

  • Mon
    01
    Jun
    2020

    Race & Ethnicity

    Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  VIReC Database and Methods Seminar

    Speaker:  Maria Mor, PhD

    Register to attend Race & Ethnicity

  • Tue
    02
    Jun
    2020

    Moving into the Post-Opioid Chronic Pain Treatment Era: Opportunities and Challenges

    Time:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

    Series:  Spotlight on Pain Management

    Speaker:  William Becker, MD

    Register to attend Moving into the Post-Opioid Chronic Pain Treatment Era: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Mon
    08
    Jun
    2020

    Writing Effective Emails (That Receive Answers)

    Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  Communication Strategies for Health Services Researchers

    Speaker:  Christine Hartmann, PhD

    Register to attend Writing Effective Emails (That Receive Answers)

  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2020
    Sat
    12
    Sep
    2020

    PAINWeek Conference - The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners

    Date:  September  8 - September 12, 2020

    Location:  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    Description:  Pain week is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management.

    Description:  PAINWeek 2020 offers a multidisciplinary faculty and diverse curriculum in the following course concentrations: acute, behavioral, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society.

    Click here to register to attend the PAINWeek Conference.

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