Seminars & Events of Interest

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Effectiveness of Opioids for Chronic Pain - the SPACE Trial in Context

    1:00 PM  to 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  HSR&D Award Recipient

    Presenters:  Erin Krebs, MD, MPH

    Description:  Dr. Krebs will discuss methods and findings of the Strategies for Prescribing Analgesics Comparative Effectiveness (SPACE) Trial, a VA HSR&D pragmatic trial of opioid versus nonopioid medication therapy for chronic back pain or osteoarthritis pain. She will put SPACE findings in context with a brief review of recent evidence and remaining gaps in our knowledge about opioid effectiveness for chronic pain. Intended audience: clinicians who treat patients with chronic pain and others who are interested in research on chronic pain and opioid therapy.

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  • Mon
    03
    Jun
    2019

    Diagnoses, Labs and Meds, Oh My! Using CDW to Define a Study Cohort by Multiple Criteria

    1:00 PM  to 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  VIReC Database and Methods Seminar

    Presenters:  Peter Richardson, PhD; Kathryn Royse

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  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019

    Targeting Chronic Pain in Primary Care Settings Using Internal Behavioral Health

    11:00 AM  to 12:00 PM ET

    Series:  Spotlight on Pain Management

    Presenters:  David Goodie; Don McGeary

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  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019

    Guided Imagery, Biofeedback, and Hypnosis: A Map of the Evidence

    1:00 PM  to 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  Spotlight on Evidence Synthesis Program

    Presenters:  Chelsea Ayers, BA; Michele Freeman, MPH; David Gaffney, LMSW, BCCH, EFT-Adv; Devan Kansagara, MD

    Description:  We will provide a broad overview of the effectiveness of guided imagery, biofeedback, and hypnosis, and the health conditions for which these interventions have been examined in systematic reviews, in the form of evidence maps. These evidence maps will be used to guide and support decision-making about these treatment modalities in the VHA. Operational Partner discussants, Dr. Ben Kligler, National Director of the Coordinating Center for Integrative Health (IHCC), and David Gaffney, LMSW BCCH EFT-ADV, (IHCC), VHA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) will be available for commentary and Q&A with the audience. This topic was nominated by Dr. Ben Kligler, National Director of the Coordinating Center for Integrative Health (IHCC) and Laura Krejci, Associate Director of the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT). Intended audience: Clinicians, researchers, and administrators across a variety of disciplines, especially those interested in Whole Health efforts in VA.

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  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019

    Behavioral Economic Approaches to Increase Physical Activity

    1:00 PM  to 2:00 PM ET

    Series:  HSR&D Career Development Award Enhancement Initiative

    Presenter:  Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS

    Description:  Regular physical activity is associated with many health benefits, but more than half of Veterans do not meet the minimum recommended level of activity. Insights from behavioral economics can help to identify predictable barriers to behavior change and be used to design interventions to increase effectiveness. This presentation will describe how behavioral economics can be embedded in financial and social incentive-based interventions and reviews lessons learned from randomized clinical trials testing these approaches. Intended Audience: Health service researchers and stakeholders interested in applying behavioral economic approaches to improve daily health behaviors among Veterans.

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  • Tue
    18
    Jun
    2019

    VA Geriatric Scholars Quality Improvement Dashboards: Leveraging Informatics to Facilitate Change

    12:00 PM  to 1:00 PM ET

    Series:  VIReC Clinical Informatics Seminar

    Presenter:  Zach Burningham, MPH, PhD

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  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019

    Incorporating Patient Reported Outcomes into Clinical Decision Making Reports

    12:00 PM  to 1:00 PM ET

    Series:  Using Data and Information Systems in Partnered Research

    Presenter:  Shardool Patel, PharmD

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