ENACT hosted a new investigator workshop on April 6th, the day before the State of the Science Meeting. The goal of the workshop was to enhance the capability of new investigators to employ innovative and novel research methods that can be used to address critical clinical research questions. The workshop agenda was designed to provide opportunities for new investigators to interact with international experts in rehabilitation and arthritis research. In addition to individual mentoring, the workshop agenda included presentations on using large data sets and selecting optimal outcome measures. Furthermore, new investigators had an opportunity to participate in the State of the Science Meeting the following day.

New investigators were encouraged to apply by submitting the following: CV, summary of research goals, and research abstract.  An expert panel reviewed applications to narrow attendance to 20 select participants.  Submitted abstracts were considered for inclusion as a poster presentation during the State of the Science Meeting. Registration fees and travel expenses will be supported, in part. Space is limited.

We received an excellent group of applicants and invited 20 New Investigators to participate in the Workshop. See who they were here.

Click Here to View the Mentors & Agenda:

1:00 Welcome: Building the Next Generation of Rheumatological Rehabilitation Researchers
Julie Keysor, PT, PhD, Boston University ENACT Center
1:10 National Arthritis Datasets: Opportunities for Research Using Publically Available Data
David Felson, MD, MPH, Boston University Clinical Epidemiology
1:40 Performance-Based Outcome Measures
Nancy Latham, PT, PhD, Boston University Health and Disability Research Institute
2:10 Measuring Activity and Participation Outcomes: Patient-Reported Outcomes
Alan Jette, PT, PhD, Boston University Health and Disability Research Institute
2:40 BREAK
3:00 State-of-the-Art Instrumented Outcome Measurements
Paolo Bonato, PhD, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Motion Analysis Laboratory
3:30 Comparative Effectiveness Research: A New Study Design for Clinical Practice
Nancy Baker, ScD, MPH, OTR/L, University of Pittsburgh
4:00 Power and P-Value : Biostatisticians’ Priority P’s
Michael LaValley, PhD, Boston University Department of Biostatistics
4:30 Wrap-up and Panel
Julie Keysor
5:30-7:00 Junior Investigator Poster Presentation


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Funding for this workshop was provided by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).  Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (1 R13 AR065904-01) from NIAMS. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government