June 11, 2019: NIH Collaboratory Hosts Daylong ePCT Seminar at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

AcademyHealthNearly 50 researchers attended a preconference seminar at the 2019 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Washington, DC, to learn the essentials of embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs). The full-day seminar, offered by the NIH Collaboratory in partnership with AcademyHealth, introduced attendees to concepts in the design, conduct, and implementation of ePCTs, with a particular focus on methods relevant to health services researchers.

Investigators from the NIH Collaboratory Coordinating Center, Core Working Groups, and Demonstration Projects, along with officials from the NIH and the Office of Human Research Protections, led attendees through a dozen modules. Topics included considerations in the design and implementation of ePCTs, engaging with health system partners and other stakeholders, case studies from the NIH Collaboratory Demonstration Projects, and more.

“As the Collaboratory continues to generate evidence and develop new approaches, seminars like this one allow us to pass that knowledge on to new audiences of investigators and extend its reach and impact,” said Dr. Kevin Weinfurt, a co–principal investigator of the NIH Collaboratory Coordinating Center who led the seminar.

The preconference seminar was a condensed version of a 2-day training workshop offered by the NIH Collaboratory in February 2018. Access the full set of training resources in the Living Textbook.

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