Tuesday, 20 October 2020 Schedule

Schedule is subject to change

Not taking a short course? Explore the abstract presentations or preview the pre-recorded symposia presentations.

Short Courses
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM UTC
Note: Breaks will be scheduled by the presenters.

Causal Inference and Causal Diagrams in Medical Decision Making Using Big Real World Observational Data and Pragmatic Trials

Advanced Computation of Value of Information Measure to Determine Optimal Research Design

Quantifying and Valuing Health Inequality Impacts in Economic Evaluation

Hands-on Model Calibration in R

Advancing the Critical Appraisal of Methods to Measure Patient Preferences

Modeling Approaches for Analyzing Health Care Problems – an Introductory Overview and Comparison

An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Medical Decision Making Research: Part 2 of 2

International Networking Reception
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM | 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM UTC

Insider Tips for Working with the NIH and PCORI
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT | 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM UTC

Join us October 20th from 10-11am EST to talk with Drs. Karen Lee and Joanna Siegel about the process of obtaining funding from NIH and PCORI.  They will each present some tips on working with their institutions and then we will have a Q&A.  All trainees who are interested in someday applying for their own external funding are encouraged to attend.  Karen Lee is the program director for NICHD's Behavioral Pediatrics and Health Promotion Program in the extramural research portfolio.  Joanna Siegel is Director of Dissemination and Implementation at PCORI.

Dr. Joanna Siegel
Dr. Karen Lee

Lunch Break
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT | 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM UTC

Activities Include:
Brown Bag with Experts: Building Relationships with Policy Makers

Please join us October 20th from 12-1pm EST for a brown bag lunch discussion with Dr. Judy Zerzan-Thul and Dr. Jane Kim. Dr. Zerzan-Thul is the Chief Medical Officer for the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) and Dr. Kim is the Dean for Academic Affairs and K.T. Li Professor of Health Economics in Harvards TH Chan School of Public Health. Drs. Zerzan-Thul and Kim will share their experiences as policy makers and how to align research with policy goals.

Dr. Judy Zerzan-Thul 
Dr. Jane Kim Kim 

Committee and Interest Group Meetings

Virtual Meeting Wellness Program: Mindfulness and Aikido
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM EDT | 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM UTC

12:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT | 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM UTC

The virtual meeting format allows for attendees to preview the pre-recorded symposia presentations anytime and be able to attend each live question and answer session, as these sessions are staggered throughout the afternoon.

How Many Experts can you Fit in a Decision Aid? The challenges of diverse contributors in a decision-making tool.
12:30 PM to 1:55 PM EDT | 4:30 PM to 5:55 PM UTC
Live Q&A with Speakers 1:25 PM-1:55 PM EDT/5:25 PM-5:55 PM UTC

Lessons to Serve a Growing Purpose of Economic Evaluation in the U.S. in the 2020s
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT | 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM UTC
Live Q&A with Speakers 2:00 PM-2:30 PM EDT/6:00 PM-6:30 PM UTC

Networks to Improve Medical Decision Making
2:00 PM to 3:25 PM EDT | 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM UTC
Live Q&A with Speakers 2:55 PM-3:25 PM EDT/6:55 PM-7:25 PM UTC

Theories of Medical Decision Making
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM UTC
Live Q&A with Speakers 3:30 PM-4:00 PM EDT/7:30 PM-8:00 PM UTC

Random Chat Sessions
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT |  8:00PM to 9:00 PM UTC


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