American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Course Details and Schedule

Course Faculty

Faculty for the course, led by course chair Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH, FACS, and vice-chair Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, includes some of the leading surgeons and researchers with expertise in health services research.

Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH, FACS – Course Chair
Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS – Course Vice-Chair
Nancy Baxter, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC, FACRS
Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS, FACS
Jeanette W. Chung, PhD
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH, FACS
Samuel R. G. Finlayson, MD, MPH, FACS
Clara N. Lee, MD, MPP, FACS
Gretchen M. Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS
Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS
Alexander Sox-Harris, PhD

Course Activities

A schedule of the course is listed below. Course activities will be held on the 28th Floor of the ACS Headquarters.

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Day 1: Thursday, December 8

SESSION I: Introduction and Methods Overview

8:00–8:30 am

Introduction: Why Health Services Research?

8:30–9:00 am

Framing a Compelling Question

9:00–9:45 am

Quantitative Methods—Brief Overview

9:45–10:30 am

Qualitative methods—Brief Overview

10:30–10:45

Break

SESSION II: HSR Study Design – I

10:45–11:30 am

Large Database Research with Claims and Registries

11:30 am–12:15 pm

Survey Research

12:15 –1:15 pm

Lunch

SESSION III: Hands-On Sessions – I: How to Do It

1:15–3:00 pm

Select one session

 

  • Semi-structured Interviews and Focus Groups: Creating Your Moderator Guide

 

  • Observational Data Analysis: STATA Lab I

 

  • Building Your Conceptual Model

 

  • Individual Consultations

3:00–3:15 pm

Break

3:15–5:00 pm

Select one session

 

  • Semi-Structured Interviews and Focus Groups: Creating Your Moderator Guide

 

  • Observational Data Analysis: STATA Lab I

 

  • Building Your Conceptual Model

 

  • Individual Consultations

5:00–6:00 pm

Round Table: Developing an Effective Mentor/Mentee Relationship.

6:00–7:00 pm

Reception

Day 2: Friday, December 9

SESSION IV: Topical Areas in HSR

8:00–8:45 am

Disparities and Equity Research

8:45–9:30 am

Implementation Science

9:30–10:15 am

Shared Decision Making  

10:15–10:30 am

Break

SESSION V: Hands-On Sessions – II

10:30–11:30 am

Select one session

 

  • Analyzing Qualitative Data

 

  • Observational Data Analysis: STATA Lab II

 

  • Mixed Methods Research: Creating a Joint Display

 

  • Developing an Interventional Study

 

  • Individual Consultations

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Select one session

 

  • Analyzing Qualitative Data

 

  • Observational Data Analysis: STATA Lab II

 

  • Mixed Methods Research: Creating a Joint Display

 

  • Developing an Interventional Study

 

  • Individual Consultations

12:30–1:30 pm

Lunch

SESSION VI: HSR Study Design – II

1:30–2:30 pm

Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

2:30–3:30 pm

Randomized Controlled Trials and Pragmatic Trials

3:30–4:00 pm

Break

SESSION VII: Building Your HSR Career

4:00–5:00 pm

Select one session

 

  • Securing a First Faculty Position

 

  • Developing a K-Award Proposal

 

  • Developing an R-Award Proposal

 

  • Developing a PCORI Proposal

 

  • Individual Consultations

5:00–6:00 pm

Round Table: Funding and Infrastructure—How I Did It

6:30–8:30 pm

Group Dinner

Day 3: Saturday, December 10

SESSION VIII: Translating Research to Action

8:00–8:30 am

HSR in the Global Context

8:30–9:00 am

HSR Into Policy

9:00–9:30 am

Point of Care Research

9:30–10:00 am

Using HSR in a Learning Health System

10:00–10:15 am

Break

SESSION IX: On the Horizon

10:15–10:45 am

Creating a HSR Community

10:45–11:45 am

What’s on the Horizon for HSR?

11:45 am–12:00 noon

Final Thoughts

*Course schedule may be subject to change

Contact Information

Course Questions

Please submit your inquiries to Carla Manosalvas, Continuous Quality Improvement, at OutcomesResearchCourse@facs.org.

Registration Questions

For registration-related questions, please contact Registration Services at registration@facs.org.