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Sustaining Global Capacity for Implementation Research for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

November 2 - 18, 2020
Virtual Workshop

Description

During this workshop, a panel of domestic and international experts in global health, research training, implementation research, and related disciplines will explore challenges to and opportunities for advancing implementation research training and capacity development in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Burden of Disease and Current Research Capacity and Research Training in LMICs and SIDS
  • Factors of Risk for Health: Biologic, Behavioral, and Social Risks in LMICs and SIDS
  • Current Models of Successful and Sustainable Research Capacity Building Programs and Their Impact
  • Infrastructure Needed to Develop and Test Implementation Strategies
  • Current and Future Opportunities

Early Stage Investigator (ESI)* Presentation Opportunity

To assure the inclusion of ESI perspectives, the workshop planning committee is accepting applications from ESIs interested in presenting innovative, feasible, and sustainable research capacity building models that address the challenges and opportunities in implementation research for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. 

To be considered, submissions must be received at CTRISGrants@nih.gov no later than 5 p.m. US Eastern Time on Friday, October 23, 2020. Please include in the subject line: ESI Application for November 2020 Global Research Capacity Building Workshop – [Applicant’s Full Name].

Also include the following documents:

  • Abstract of innovative, feasible and sustainable research capacity building model (no more than 300 words). **Proprietary material that cannot be shared or displayed should not be submitted.
  • Biosketch, highlighting the ESI’s experience and accomplishments in HLBS research and implementation research, and details of ESI status (no more than two pages).
  • Letter from the ESI’s Principal Investigator, nominating the ESI for participation in the workshop (1/2 to no more than one page).

All applicants will be notified of their application status no later than 5 p.m. US Eastern Time on or before Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

The top three submitted meritorious models will be selected for presentation in the workshop on Monday, November 16, 2020 (Time: TBD) and the ESIs making those presentations will be invited to participate as speakers in all workshop discussions. In addition, submitted models by other ESI applicants that are deemed meritorious will be included in a virtual poster presentation.

* Eligibility will be based on NIH’s ESI definition: “A Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) who has completed their terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is later, within the past 10 years and who has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award“ (NIH Reference:  https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/index.htm).

Please contact Makeda Williams, Ph.D., MPH, NHLBI Global Health Program Director, at CTRISGrants@nih.gov if you have any questions about the workshop or ESI Application Call.

Agenda

8 AM to 9:45 AM US Eastern Time
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Session 1: Opening Plenary

10 AM to 12 PM US Eastern Time
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Session 2: Burden of Disease and Current Research Capacity and Research Training in LMICs

8 AM to 10 AM US Eastern Time
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Session 3: Risk Factors for HLBS: Clinical, Behavioral, and Social Determinants (SD) in LMICs

2 PM to 4:15 PM US Eastern Time
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Session 4: Current Models of Successful and Sustainable Research Capacity Building Programs and Their Impact

8 AM to 10 AM US Eastern Time
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Session 5: Infrastructure Needed to Develop and Test Implementation Strategies

9 AM to 11:55 AM US Eastern Time
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Session 6: Current and Future Opportunities, Closing Plenary, Workshop Summary and Next Steps