The Health Services Research Methods Course (previously the Outcomes Research Course) will take place December 8–10 at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) headquarters in Chicago, IL. Course Chair Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH, FACS, vice-chair, clinical research, and professor of surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA; and Vice-Chair Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, director, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, will lead the three-day course, which has been redesigned for clinical and health services researchers with varying degrees of experience.
Attendees will participate in didactic lectures and skills-based labs. In addition, participants will select modules appropriate to their skill levels and interests, with a focus on quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and implementation science. Each course attendee will schedule a consultation with a leading expert, who will offer a critique and advice on a specific research idea or project. Breakout sessions will review writing R-award and K-award proposals, as well as securing a first-faculty position. Leaders in the field will expose participants to the scientific and practical aspects of ongoing surgical health services research.
Registration is limited to 70 participants, with ACS members receiving preference. This course is offered only every other year. View the course web page for the schedule, registration, and additional course details.