Leadership & Career Development
This interactive 90-minute workshop sponsored by ACLP’s Research SIG will feature 5 speakers who will cover the essentials to consider when starting in research. This workshop will target students, trainees and early career faculty, however, clinicians of all stages will find this session helpful.
The workshop will be structured in the following format: The first 75 minutes will be composed of 5 12-minute oral presentations (in the following order), each followed by 3 minutes of question and answer period after each presentation. The remaining 15 minutes will be allotted to an interactive question and answer session about the practical aspects of getting started in research. Audience participation is highly encouraged.
Dr. Wilson (15 minutes)
Developing a structured research protocol is an essential step in transforming an interesting idea or clinical problem to an actionable research question. Dr. Wilson will briefly review some essentials to developing a research question and will outline the basics of developing a research protocol. Dr. Wilson will also highlight some of the common pitfalls in developing a protocol and address the primary aspects of a protocol reviewed by most institutional review boards (IRBs.).
Dr. Walker (15 minutes)
Now that you have thought through an interesting research idea and submitted your protocol to the IRB, it is time to think about the publishing process. Dr. Walker will be speaking about the process of preparing manuscripts for submission to maximize the likelihood of acceptance. Dr. Walker will give an overview of what editors and reviewers look for in different types of manuscripts, such as original research, review articles, and case reports
Dr. Sheehan (15 minutes)
Organizing your schedule and prioritizing research are essential components needed to launch and sustain your foray into research. Dr. Sheehan will discuss balancing research with other clinical, educational and administrative duties. She will explore the literature in this area, discuss different time management strategies, and provide organizational tips for staying on track with projects
Dr. Bienvenu (15 minutes)
Utilizing existing cohort data is an excellent way to test a hypothesis for the novice researcher. Dr. Bienvenu will discuss his experience with using exiting cohort data to tease apart how depressive symptoms and physical impairment relate longitudinally in a sample of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. He will also review some of the practical “how-tos”
Dr. Brown (15 minutes)
Secondary analyses of data from clinical care sites, research projects conducted from institutional or publicly available databases are excellent ways to develop publications or even pilot data for grant applications. Dr. Brown will discuss and provide examples of the use of existing data for clinical research.