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Bridge Building Workshop for Improving Community Health

Bridge Building Workshop for Improving Community Health

Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute will host a one-day workshop on Tuesday, October 2nd from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the UWM School of Continuing Education.

The purpose of this workshop is to establish a preliminary dialogue between CEnR and CER scientists. The workshop will assist in clarifying the philosophical and methodological differences and common ground between these two disciplines. By articulating these, CEnR and CER practitioners can begin to identify potential opportunities for integrating approaches.

Keynote Speaker

Tom Concannon, PhD
Health Services Researcher
Tufts Medical Center
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies

Tom Concannon, PhD is a health services researcher at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He currently serves as a co-chair of the Comparative Effectiveness Research Key Function Committee for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program at the National Institutes for Health. He is the principal investigator on an AHRQ-funded project to compare strategies for regionalization of heart attack care. Dr. Concannon has been active throughout his career and health care research, beginning in 1992 with the engagement of people living with HIV and AIDS in Ryan White CARE Act programs and services. He recently led the development of a new taxonomy for stakeholder engagement in patient-centered outcomes research, which was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine in April 2012.

Conference attendees will:

  • Examine the national and local perspectives on collaborative research between Community Engagement and Comparative Effectiveness
  • Actively participate in facilitated small group discussions to generate a framework for collaboration on a broad class of needs and assets
  • Take part in networking with local researchers interested in collaboration on existing and new research initiatives

Conference attendees to include researchers from the following fields:

  • Community Engagement
  • Comparative Effectiveness
  • Clinical Science
  • Population and Public Health
  • Health Sciences; including dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, informatics and technology
  • Social Sciences; including anthropology, political science, and economics

Download the Draft Agenda

Parking & Directions

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 7000, Milwaukee, WI 53203

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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