MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
SAVIR wanted to share with you several upcoming opportunities including a PCORI grant, Coursera course, and of course our upcoming March 2015 meeting in New Orleans. Please share this newsletter with your colleagues and encourage them to join SAVIR. Hope you have a safe and enjoyable summer- please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deb Houry, MD, MPH
SAVIR 2015 CONFERENCE
Submission of Abstracts begins on June 16.
Visit the conference website fore more information.
MAJOR STUDY TO PREVENT FALL-RELATED INJURIES
PCORI and NIH To Announce Major Study to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries
PCORI and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health will announce on Wednesday, June 4, the selection of the research team that will carry out a major, five-year, $30 million patient-centered study of the effectiveness of individually tailored care plans to help older individuals avoid falls and related injuries. Every year, roughly one in three older Americans suffers a fall. Although evidence points to effective ways to prevent falls, rates of fall-related injury remain stubbornly high, making falls one of the most common causes of disability and loss of independence among older adults. Details of the new national study and perspectives of key stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, and clinicians, will be shared at a one-hour public briefing via webinar/teleconference, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Register for the event.
The Power of Partnership in Research: Regional Meeting in Minneapolis
We're inviting patients, caregivers, healthcare leaders, and other stakeholders in the Midwest and Upper Plains states to join us at our fourth regional engagement workshop, which will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., Thursday, June 19. This event offers an opportunity for individuals from Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming to learn about PCORI, guide us on how to conduct patient-centered clinical comparative effectiveness research, and join us in building a patient-centered research community. View the agenda and register at the workshop page on our website.
CDC INJURY CENTER PHONE INTERVIEWS
The Injury Center at CDC is conducting interviews with regular users of their Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) to gain valuable feedback on how WISQARS is being used and how it can be improved.
For additional information or if you are available to participate in a 60-minute phone interview in June and July regarding WISQARS use, please contact Jennifer Middlebrooks, at the NCIPC, via email (email@example.com) or telephone (770) 488-4223.
Thank you for your consideration.
COURSERA CLASS ON VIOLENCE
Pamela Scully and Deb Houry will be teaching a Coursera class this summer on behalf of Emory University. For those of you not familiar with Coursera, it is a "massive open online course," there will be 6 weeks of podcasts, interactive discussion boards and a host of guest speakers.
There are currently 4,000 enrolled and the goal is to exceed 50,000.
The class is Understanding Violence:
Violence is among the top three leading causes of injury and death in the US and globally. We will focus on different disciplinary approaches and perspectives to understanding and potentially preventing violence and end with a project "A day of compassion and action"
Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, Alabama 35216