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Monday, June 14

8:30am EDT

Research Track Workshop: Interested in Global Health Research? Going in with your Eyes Open
Limited Capacity seats available

There are numerous global health challenges and a pressing need to develop creative novel solutions to combat these. This 3-hour workshop will target health professionals and new researchers who are interested in planning and participating in global health research. The workshop will include discussion of the various types of global health research including topical, methodological, and organizational differences. It will also encompass discussion of the practicalities of research, including the need for Institutional Review Board approval, developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships, clarifying funding issues, planning appropriately for adequate personnel, ensuring high quality data collection and analysis, and achieving equity when publishing and presenting resulting data. Presenters will engage participants in discussion surrounding the myriad issues associated with getting a study started, using case-studies to illustrate specific challenges new researchers are likely to encounter. Presenters will also provide participants will resources to assist them in generating new ideas for research, identifying funding sources, and writing grant proposals. Participants are encouraged but not required to come to the workshop with nascent ideas for potential research studies.

Monday June 14, 2010 8:30am - 11:30am EDT
Executive Room

1:00pm EDT

Research Track Workshop: Using LiST to Estimate Impact of Scaling Up Interventions for MNCH
Limited Capacity seats available

The workshop will begin by giving a brief background of LiST, focusing on the processes used to develop the model and assumptions. Next it will provide an overview of the software and its outputs. This portion of the workshop will primarily be lecture, with time for some questions. During the next two hours the workshop will focus on having participants use LiST to answer specific questions. During this period we will use multiple facilitators to ensure that all of the participants can progress. During the last hour of the workshop we will try to have discussion among the group about problems and issues using LiST and based on feedback will also ask participants to answer more in-depth using LiST.

Monday June 14, 2010 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Congressional Room
Thursday, June 17

1:00pm EDT

Research Track Workshop: Conducting High Impact Research
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop participants will practice specific approaches and techniques that can be applied at each phase of the research process to improve the applicability and use of their research results. Participants will get hands-on experience using tools designed to facilitate this process. Staff from the MEASURE Evaluation Project will share specific examples of improving research impact. The MEASURE Evaluation Project works to strengthen the capacity of host country health programs to collect and use population and health data. Through a Data Demand and Use approach, the MEASURE Evaluation Project promotes a continuous cycle of data demand, collection, analysis and utilization to improve evidence based decision-making in health programs and policy development.

Thursday June 17, 2010 1:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Capitol Room