DaCCoTA Annual Symposium
The 2021 Virtual DaCCoTA Annual Symposium is was held on June 18, 2021.
Agenda (see below for information on concurrent sessions):
Dissecting the Clinical Trial Design
Presented by Mark Williamson, PhD; Ross Crosby, PhD; Steve Powell, MD; and Stephen Wonderlich, PhD
This talk covers different aspects of clinical trials. In part 1, Dr. Williamson addresses the broad questions of clinical trial identity. In part 2, Dr. Crosby explains key points in the design and analysis of a clinical trial. In part 3, Dr. Powell outlines clinical trial optimization. In Part 4, Dr. Wonderlich reviews procedures and outcomes of clinical trials using a recent eating disorder trial as an example.
NIH Study Section and You
Presented by Don Sens, PhD
This talk will present the NIH grant review process through being asked to serve on a study section and the final confidentially/conflict of interest statement at the end of the grant review. The process will be first explained for assigning one’s grants for review, the written review of the application, the score matrix for each section of the written review and the final preliminary impact score. Next, the review process itself will be explained for both in person and remote grant review, including discussion, final scoring, scoring outside the range, and ability to alter the final written review. Questions and discussion is encouraged throughout and after the presentation.
Nurse Navigators in Oncology Care
Presented by Annie Nelson, RN; Betsy Kiesow, RN, BSN
Nurse Navigators are an invaluable part of the Oncology Team. Persons facing a cancer diagnosis enter into an overwhelming world of multiple providers, diagnostic procedures, and treatment modalities. In addition to medical complexity, patients also face barriers which prevent them from obtaining timely, ethical, and appropriate care. During this panel discussion, practicing nurse navigators will discuss the role of navigation, and share specific barriers unique to their individual diagnosis group.
Mentorship: It Takes Two to Tango
Presented by Lee Baugh, PhD; Andy Cardillo, MS
The mentor-mentee relationship is a professional engagement that must be correctly understood by both mentor and mentee to be avoid unnecessary conflict. Conflict in mentoring can stem from numerous sources such as a mentee selecting a mentor that doesn’t fulfill a mentee’s professional needs; a misunderstanding of the purpose of mentoring; mentors not acknowledging psychological safety; and poor dialogue between mentor and mentee. This session will provide information on how to establish and maintain a successful mentoring relationship in addition to resolving conflict and terminating unproductive mentoring relationships.
Rural Community Engagement: The Key to Getting New Science to the Rural End User
Presented by Kay Miller Temple, MD
Understanding translational science means understanding its endpoint: useable science for the end user. Applicable to all stages of developing new science discoveries, a turn on an activism phrase should be remembered: nothing for an end user without involving an end user. Community engagement is the process that keeps end users central to research stages. This presentation will review evidenced-based practices for engaging rural communities in research as well as strategies for executing the engagement process.