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Training sessions, symposia and other educational opportunities offered

Apr. 11, 2013

A number of training sessions, symposia and other educational opportunities will be offered to researchers at the IU School of Medicine in April and May:

Institutional American Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Training -- April 18

The IU Office of Research Compliance and School of Medicine Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee will host a training opportunity for researchers and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

The full-day didactic course is designed for primary investigators, research staff, IACUC members and individuals responsible for animal care at all campuses at Indiana University. The training will offer an in-depth look at the evolution of the regulation of animal research, writing and reviewing protocols, IACUC functions, case studies and more.

For more information about this course, see the event flier or contact Megan Losh at meglosh@iu.edu.

To register, visit the IU Office of Research Administration’s Education Opportunities page

Registries and Clinical Research Symposium -- April 18

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Accessing Technology Program will sponsor a symposium on registries and clinical research from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Cancer Research Institute (R4) Building, Room 101.

The symposium will offer a series of expert presentations on the tools available for investigators looking to create a research registry to advance their work, including how to use clinical data in research, how to access electronic medical record data from the Indiana Network for Patient Care and Indiana University Health, as well as the capabilities of the new Remedy Informatics registry system. 

"Many investigators are looking to use registry systems to create their own patient-based or disease-based registries to advance their research," said Bill Barnett, Ph.D., co-director for translational informatics at the Indiana CTSI and director of Science Community Tools at the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University. "This event will provide Indiana CTSI investigators with a clear expert introduction about what it really takes to set up a registry, how they can use registries to advance their work, and how to start the process of creating a registry.”

This event will also be available online via Adobe Breeze at http://connect.iu.edu/registries_symposium.

Registration is open to any investigator who wants to learn more about using registries to support research. For more information, visit the Indiana CTSI symposium page.

Regenstrief Boot Camp -- April 22-23

The Regenstrief Institute, in collaboration with Merck & Co., will present "Regenstrief Boot Camp" from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 22, and 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building.

This event aims to educate potential collaborators about the research resources that can be leveraged though the Regenstrief Institute to support their research projects.

Resources under review will include the Indiana Network for Patient Care, a health information exchange data repository that carries more than four billion pieces of clinical data for over 12 million unique patients, as well as the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems used by a local hospital and 79 associated clinics. There are also mechanisms in place that use EMR data to develop patient registries and enhance clinical recruiting. Using these resources, collaborators can conduct both observational and interventional studies.

If you are interested in attending this Regenstrief Boot Camp, or have any questions or suggestions, please contact Jennifer Gatz at 317-423-5520 or jenngatz@regenstrief.org.

For more information, visit the Regenstrief Institute's Boot Camp page

Department of Biostatistics Short Course -- May 14-16

The IU School of Medicine Department of Biostatistics will offer a three-day course on biostatistics for health care researchers from 1 to 5 p.m. May 14-16, in the HITS Building, HS1110.

This event will cover basic concepts of statistical methods commonly encountered in health care literature. This course will consist of three sessions. Sessions I and II will cover basic principles, design of medical research studies, standard statistical tests and data analyses, and data management.

Session III will focus on more advanced topics, including multiple linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, longitudinal data and genetic analysis.

Registrants may choose to attend Sessions I and II, II and III or I, II and III.

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to recognize common study designs and statistical methods used in medical research; discuss complex study design and analysis with a statistician; describe basic concepts of data management; identify appropriate use of statistical procedures when given a common study design; and employ simple statistical analyses under the guidance of a statistician.

Enrollment will be limited to the first 30 registrants and is open to faculty, fellows and residents, as well as other interested students and staff. 

Find more information, visit the registration page or contact Ann Lyon at annlyon@iupui.edu.

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