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May 2017

PCORnet Best Practice Sharing Session: Measuring an Epidemic: Using EHR Data to Track Trends in Opioid Prescribing

May 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

The liberalizing of chronic opioid prescribing in the early 1990s was soon followed by unforeseen harm to individuals and communities. The subsequent rise in opioid addiction and overdose deaths has been widely described in the medical literature and lay press, and is now producing a backlash of recommendations and policies designed to make prescribing safer.  We will review the history of this problem, its complex relationship with chronic pain, and prior efforts to use various data sources to track pain…

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April 2017

PCORnet Best Practice Sharing Session: ABOUT GAP Tools

April 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

ABOUT Network’s GAP 360 and GAP Tools process is a 7-step process for patient-centered research. Dr. Friedman will describe the GAP Tool process and discuss hereditary cancer research gaps identified through it. Speaker: Sue Friedman is Founder and Executive Director of FORCE. A veterinarian by training, Sue founded FORCE in 1999 after her diagnosis at age 33 with breast cancer caused by a BRCA2 mutation. Sue founded FORCE to fill the information void for individuals and families with hereditary cancer,…

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March 2017

PCORnet Best Practice Sharing Session: The Brain Health Registry Caregiver and Study Partner Portal: An Alzheimer’s PPRN Tool to Facilitate Patient-centered Clinical Research

March 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

The Brain Health Registry Caregiver and Study Partner Portal is a novel, innovative online tool for recruitment, engagement, assessment, and education of caregivers.   We will describe the data collected so far using the Caregiver Portal and its potential impact on dementia research, including ways that it can facilitate Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials and improve screening of older adults for cognitive decline in various healthcare settings.  We will also discuss the ways that the Caregiver Portal can be adapted to engage…

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February 2017

ADAPTABLE Facebook Live Broadcast

February 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am EDT

February is heart month—a time where we raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices, manage their health conditions, and take medications as appropriate. The second ADAPTABLE Facebook Live event will be broadcasted from…

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January 2017

PCORnet Best Practice Sharing Session: Transformational Approaches to Achieving Health Equity through Engaged Research

January 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

For biomedical research to improve health broadly, we must 1) ensure diversity in studies, 2) address mistrust in research, particularly among racial/ethnic minorities, 3) increase health literacy, and 4) employ participant-centered study design and dissemination. All of these goals are achievable through Community Engaged Research. This webinar examines components of diversity and provides a review of engaged research approaches needed to address disparities. Speaker: Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, is a physician, biomedical researcher and current Executive Director of the…

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November 2016

PCORnet Best Practice Sharing Session: Becoming a Brand Ambassador for PCORnet

November 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

As the public launch of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, PCORnet, nears, every one of us who has had a hand in building the network is taking on an important new role: we must each serve as a PCORnet advocate, actively sharing the story of who we are, why we are here, and how PCORnet can facilitate efficient, trustworthy clinical research. Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 12-1 p.m. ET for a Best Practice Sharing Session focused…

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October 2016

PCORnet Best Practice Sharing Session: Community Engagement Using Digital Technologies

October 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar will provide an overview of digital and social media approaches to engaging patient stakeholders in research networks. Principal investigators (PIs) from two Patient-Powered Research Networks, ArthritisPower™ (AR-PoWER PPRN) and Population Research in Identity and Disparities for Equality Patient-Powered Research Network (PRIDEnet), will share information about the strategies and vendors they have been using for patient outreach and recruitment. The presentation will include utilizing traditional social media (Facebook, Twitter), text message short codes, mobile apps, sharable videos and gifs, and other liberated orbital…

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September 2016

PCORnet Building Trustworthiness Public Webinar

September 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

Engaging patients as partners throughout the research process requires transparency, a foundation of trust, and sharing of patient health data, which brings empowerment and vulnerability. PCORnet Building Trustworthiness forums bring together patients, participants, caregivers, clinicians, industry, community and advocacy groups, researchers, and the public to start to ask, “How can PCORnet foster trust in clinical research?” and “How will PCORnet facilitate authentic engagement in research?”

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July 2016

The Colorado Patient Partners in Research Network: Reaching Stakeholders through Social Media

July 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us on Wednesday, July 20th from 11:00am to noon ET for a public webinar that will describe the development of a novel method for matching patient stakeholders who are interested in research with teams that are seeking patient input on research study development and implementation.

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June 2016

Alzheimer’s and Dementia PPRN: Opportunities for Collaborations in PCORnet

June 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Join us on Tuesday, June 28th from noon to 1:00pm ET for a public webinar from the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patient & Caregiver-Powered Research Network (Alzheimer’s PPRN).

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