Research Announcements

PCORI Stakeholders Teleconference to Inform Potential Future Funding Announcements

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute will hold a teleconference and webinar on Tuesday, June 9, for a series of multi-stakeholder workshops on whether comparative effectiveness research can address critical questions about care for major depressive disorder, chronic back and musculoskeletal pain, long-term use of opioids for chronic pain, and the use of new oral blood thinning drugs.  The discussions will inform PCORI consideration of potential future funding announcements on these topics

Find details and register for each teleconference/webinar on the PCOR website.

Sixth Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics Workshop

Learn about the state of the art in structural biology and molecular biophysics.

Click here for the Workshop schedule.

A weekly series of Journal Clubs based on the Speakers’ Lectures will take place prior to the Workshop (beginning June 11, continuing every Thursday through July 2nd).  Journal Clubs last about 1 hour and include lunch.  Click here for Journal club information including PDFs

There is no cost to attend but Registration is limited.  Register now!

Clinical Research Professionals Special Topics Seminar

“An Overview of Nebraska’s Response to Ebola”
Chris Kratochvil, MD and LuAnn Larson, BSN, RN, CCRP

and

“Exploring the Ethics of Isolation and Quarantine:  A Visit with Typhoid Mary”
Kristin Watkins, BA, MBA

June 9, 2015
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Sorrell Center, Room 1005

Clinical research professionals face logistical and ethical challenges on a daily basis. Ebola, a highly infectious disease, requires strict isolation procedures when caring for affected patients. For the past nine months, Dr. Kratochvil and his team of research professionals have been working on clinical trials with Ebola
patients and will share their experience of conducting research within a Biocontainment Unit. Ms. Watkins will use the historical example of the infectious disease typhoid fever as a framework for her one-woman play and facilitated discussion examining the social and ethical issues surrounding isolation and quarantine.

The relevant target audience for this presentation is all clinical research professionals.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to :
I. Describe the history of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit as a clinical, training, and research enterprise.
2. Explain how the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit developed and implemented clinical research protocols for Ebola and standard research practices.
3. Identify how the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit continues to be involved with Ebola research initiatives at a national level.
4. Identify ethical issues surrounding isolation and quarantine
5. Describe factors that must be considered in terms of the patient, e.g. economic, social.
6. Operate in an ethical fashion towards patients’ concerns in situations of isolation and quarantine.
We invite all attendees to join us for the buffet supper. This activity, including the contact hours, is free-of charge to members of the Great Plains ACRP Chapter. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Download Registration Information.

Please RSVP by June 8, 2015