Engaging Key Partners to Design and Conduct High Quality Clinical Research

Madison, WI US
June 5, 2018 to June 6, 2018

About the Short Course

Learn more about the 1.5 day short course and its focus on methods of stakeholder engagement critical to the success of clinical research. Through didactice and experiential learning activites, you will gain skills to engage stateholders (e.g., patients, community members, industry, clinical sites, payers, and government agencies).

Course Overview

Research studies that lack input from relevant stakeholders can lead to problems with feasibility and recruitment, and can produce findings that are not meaningful or actionable in real world settings. Many clinical researchers are unfamiliar with best practices to effectively engage stakeholders in their research. This course will provide experiential and didactic activities to develop skills for engaging relevant stakeholders.

Elements of Competence

In addition to knowledge, this CE activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties' areas of practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, interpersonal skills and communication; the interprofessional and nursing competencies of values and ethics, roles and responsiblities, interprofessional communication, teams and teamwork; the pharmacy competencies of foundational knowledge, personal/professional development, and communication skills; and the IOM competencies of patient-centered care, working in interdisciplinary teams, and quality improvement.

Practice Gaps and Needs

Traditionally, health research has been conducted by scientists and experts with very little input from key stakeholders (those who are impacted by the topic of study). This lack of input has led to research that is poorly aligned with the needs and priorities of patients and other stakeholders, which hinders the translation of research findings into practice and slows progress in improving health outcomes. Research studies that lack input from relevant stakeholders can lead to problems with feasibility and recruitment, and can produce findings that are not meaningful or actionable in real world settings.

Stakeholder engagement is defined as the “meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians and other healthcare stakeholders throughout the research process – from topic selection through design and conduct of research to dissemination of results.” Evidence suggests that engagement leads to research questions and outcomes that are more meaningful and relevant to patients and other stakeholders. Engagement has also been shown to improve the quality and appropriateness of research. Additional hypothesized benefits of engagement include more efficient dissemination and implementation of findings, improved decision making, increased healthcare satisfaction, and optimal health outcomes.

Many clinical researchers are unfamiliar with best practices to effectively engage stakeholders in their research. This course will provide experiential and didactic activities to develop skills for engaging relevant stakeholders.

Target Audience

The short course is designed for investigators or research team members (including graduate students or research specialists) who have received, or are considering research projects that would benefit from stakeholder engagement.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this short course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss changes to consent forms that will increase their appeal and clarity.
  2. Discuss strategies to improve recruitment rates and participant diversity, and retain participants through the entire study.
  3. List strategies to select and measure high priority outcomes, and reduce missing data.
  4. Identify opportunities for productive collaborations with healthcare oganizations.
  5. Recgnize circumstances with the potential to enhance the uptake and real world impact of your research.
  6. Describe opportunities to build effective and collaborative research teams.

Upon completion of this short course, attendees can expect to enhance the success of their research proposals, ease the execution of studies, and be better positioned to generate findings that can have real world impact.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.75 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 7.75 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 7.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Course opens: 
03/06/2018
Course expires: 
07/06/2018
Event starts: 
06/05/2018 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
06/06/2018 - 4:30pm
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
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AGENDA
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (Day 1)

12:00Registration and Lunch (HSLC Atrium)
1:00

Welcome to Day 1
Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, & Maureen Smith, MD, PhD, MPH

 

Stakeholder Engagement Win-Win: Better Research, Better Lives
Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD & Nancy Pandhi, MD, MPH, PhD

 

Developing Productive Research Collaborations with Health Care Organizations
Nancy Pandhi, MD, MPH, PhD & Sarah Davis, JD, MPA

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Determine which stakeholders can influence participation decisions and intervention success
  • Identify and troubleshoot potential barriers to successful implementation across the project timeline
 

The Insider Panel: Healthcare System Stakeholders' Perspective on Research Collaboration
Invited Panelists & Moderators Nancy Pandhi, MD, MPH, PhD, Sarah Davis, JD, MPA

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Identify efficient and effective ways to reach potential health system partners
 

Afternoon Closing Statements
Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD & Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD

4:00

Light Dinner
Continue the conversation and connect with colleagues! Enjoy complimentary appetizers and refreshments.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (Day 2)

8:00Breakfast (HSLC Atrium)
9:00

Welcome to Day 2
Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD & Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD

 

Engaging Patient Advisors to Improve Research Recruitment, Retention, and Outcomes: Who, Why, and How?
Betty Kaiser, PhD, RN & Gay Thomas, MA

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss strategies for finding patient advisors
  • Discuss key strategies to improve study recruitment rates and participant diversity
 

Engaging Patient Advisors to Improve Research Recruitment, Retention, and Outcomes: Who, Why, and How? (Cont’d)
Betty Kaiser, PhD, RN & Gay Thomas, MA

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe impact of patient advisor input on research materials and processes
  • Discuss purpose and desired outcomes of orientation for patient advisors
  • Recognize elements of effective planning for meetings with patient advisors
  • Describe key strategies to sustain engagement of patient advisors and retain participants across project lifespan
 Lunch (HSLC Atrium)
 

Including the Veteran's Voice in Research
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD & Nicole Brys, MPH

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of VA funding opportunities and procedures for including VA patients in their studies
  • Be able to identify special considerations for engaging Veterans as stakeholders in research
 

“How to Pitch a Study: Tips and Concerns” Panel Discussion
Betty Chewning, PhD & selected panelists

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Improve recruitment rates and retention of control subjects
  • Appreciate study concerns of people from underserved communities and IRB concerns re: “the pitch”
 

Intersection of Stakeholder Activities with Human Subjects Research Regulations
Nichelle Cobb, PhD

By the end of this session, learners will be able to

  • Assess whether IRB approval is needed for stakeholder engagement activities
 Breakout Sessions. Please choose one of the following:
 Breakout 1

Expert Consultations on Engagement Approaches
Elizabeth Cox MD, PhD, Betty Chewning, PhD & expert consults

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Submit your research project to receive consultation about how stakeholder engagement could enhance your research from experts with successful, real world engagement experience
  • Or, for those not submitting a project, learn through discussion and observations of these expert consultations
 Breakout 2

Planning and Facilitating Stakeholder Meetings
Betty Kaiser, PhD, RN & Gay Thomas, MA

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize elements of a stakeholder meeting that engage participants and yield constructive feedback for the research team
  • Discuss meeting facilitation strategies and problem-solving
 Breakout 3

Recruiting Veterans as Stakeholders for Your Research
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD & Nicole Brys, MPH

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Be able to effectively recruit Veterans with relevant experiences as stakeholders.
  • Be able to develop an effective and realistic Veteran engagement plan
4:15Closing Statements
Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD & Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
United States
+1 (608) 263-4900

Driving Directions

From the East (Milwaukee/Waukesha): Take I-94 West. As you approach Madison, watch for Exit 4A LEFT toward Janesville. Take this LEFT exit, which will put you on I-39 South/I-90 East. Merge into the right lane and, after approximately 3.5 miles, take Exit 142A toward Madison. From Hwy 12/18, see the "FROM HWY 12/18" directions at the bottom of this list.

From the North (Wausau/Stevens Point): Take I-39/Hwy. 51 South. At Portage, I-39 merges into I-90/I-94. Continue until Exit 142A, which will put you on Hwy 12/18 heading west toward Madison. From Hwy 12/18, see the "FROM HWY 12/18" directions at the bottom of this list.

From the Northeast (Fond du Lac/Oshkosh/Appleton/Green Bay): Take Hwy 41 South to Hwy 151 South. As you approach Sun Prairie, watch for Exit 97A and merge into I-39 South/I-90 East toward Chicago/Milwaukee. Continue until Exit 142A, which will put you on Hwy 12/18 heading west toward Madison. From Hwy 12/18, see the "FROM HWY 12/18" directions at the bottom of this list.

From the Northwest (Eau Claire/La Crosse/Wisconsin Dells): Take I-94 East toward Madison/Chicago. As you approach Madison, take Exit 142A, which will put you on Hwy 12/18 heading west toward Madison. From Hwy 12/18, see the "FROM HWY 12/18" directions at the bottom of this list.

From the South (Janesville/Rockford/Chicago): Take I-39 North/I-90 West. As you approach Madison, take Exit 142A LEFT, which will put you on Hwy 12/18 heading west toward Madison. From Hwy 12/18, see the "FROM HWY 12/18" directions at the bottom of this list.

From the Southeast (Whitewater): Take Hwy 12 toward Madison. As you approach Madison, you will merge into Hwy 12/18 heading west. From Hwy 12/18, see the "FROM HWY 12/18" directions at the bottom of this list.

From the Southwest (Dubuque/Platteville/Mineral Point): Take Hwy 151 north into Madison. Go north approximately 1.5 miles and turn right onto University Ave. In approximately 1 mile, bear right with University Ave., then turn left onto Highland Ave. Continue approximately one quarter of a mile to the front entrance to UW Hospital and Clinics. Turn left and proceed into the parking ramp in front of the building.

FROM HWY 12/18: Take Exit 258 for Midvale Blvd. Go north approximately 2.5 miles and turn right onto University Ave. In approximately 1 mile, bear right with University Ave., then turn left onto Highland Ave. Continue approximately one quarter of a mile to the front entrance to UW Hospital and Clinics. Turn left and proceed into the parking ramp in front of the building. 

Travel

Parking

Parking validation is available in Ramp Lot 76, located at 2501 University Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53705. Please take a ticket when parking and staff will give you a validation ticket at the short course. When you leave the parking structure, insert your original ticket and then the validation ticket.

Please indicate if you will need a Parking validation when registering for the short course.

Course Directors

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD*
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Program of Research on Outcomes for Kids

Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD*
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine;
Associate Chief of Staff for Research, William S.
Middleton Veterans Administration Medical Center;
VA Hospital Research Program

Faculty

Nicole Brys, MPH*
Researcher, VA Hospital Research Program

Betty Chewning, PhD*
Professor and Apple Distinguished Chair, School of Pharmacy

Nichelle Cobb, PhD
Director, UW Health Sciences Institutional Review Boards (HS IRBs)

Sarah Davis, JD, MPA*
Clinical Associate Professor, Law School and MPH Program; Center for Patient Partnerships

Sarah Esmond, MS*
Director, Administration, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; PCORI Greater Plains Collaborative

Betty Kaiser, PhD, RN*
Director of Stakeholder Training, Wisconsin Network for Research Support

Nancy Pandhi, MD, MPH, PhD*
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Health Experiences Research Network (HERN)

Ann Sexton, MPH, CCRA*
Recruitment Specialist, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; AsthmaNet

Maureen Smith, MD, PhD, MPH
Director, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Community-Academic Partnerships (ICTR-CAP)

Gay Thomas, MA*
Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Wisconsin Network for Research Support

Thuy Dan Tran, BS*
Research Specialist, Department of Pediatrics; Program of Research on Outcomes for Kids

*Planning Committee Member

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


 

ACCREDITATION COUNCIL OF PHARMACY EDUCATION (ACPE)

A maximum of 7.75 hours of knowledge-based CE credit can be earned by successfully completing this live activity. Pharmacists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CE credit information, based on verification of live attendance and completion of the program assessment and evaluation, will be provided to NABP within 60 days after the activity completion.

Universal Activity Number (UAN) JA0000358-0000-18-019-L04-P, 7.75 hours (0.775 CEUs)

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER (ANCC) & IOWA BOARD OF NURSING

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 ANCC contact hours and Iowa Board of Nursing contact hours. The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .775 continuing education units (CEUs) or 7.75 hours. 

Available Credit

  • 7.75 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 7.75 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 7.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/06/2018
Course expires: 
07/06/2018

Price

Cost:
$50.00
Please login or register to take this course.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2018

SHORT COURSE FEES

$50 Individual Rate

$100 Team Rate (up to 4 team members)

The short course fee includes the cost of tuition, materials, and meals.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. Cancellation requests received at least 96 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the $10 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 96 hours prior to the activity start date. If you have registered with your team, the registration is transferable to other team members.

QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION

Email help@icep.wisc.edu or call 608-262-7226

PROGRAM CHANGES

Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For short course information or details regarding the short course, please contact Thuy Dan Tran at tran4@wisc.edu