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Upcoming Events


Webinar: ACRP – The Impact of Virtual Research @ Online
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar:  The Impact of Virtual Research:  What you Need to Know About Mobile Apps, Wearables and Remote Data Collection

Pricing with 1.0 Contact Hours:  Members $15; Nonmembers $75

Pricing Without Contact Hours:  Members: $0; Nonmembers $0

Course Description

Virtual / remote patient research is rapidly expanding from innovative pilots to a standard approach in clinical research. This growth trend is expected to see exponential growth from 2018 – 2020 and impact how research studies are conducted.
The ability to use BYOD mobile apps in studies to conduct eConsent, ePRO, medical device reported outcomes, medical record integration, telehealth and more is enabling research to be carried out with less friction for patients, more continuously during a study and with potentially fewer in-clinic visits.
Our session will review how virtual / remote patient research approaches work, how our industry (pharma, regulators, academic researchers) is supporting this change and what attendees can do to adopt this approach in support of their career growth.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Webinar, attendees should be able to:
1. Understand what virtual/remote patient research is and how it is used in research studies
2. Articulate the operational benefits/risks to support adoption of this approach in research studies
3. Realize the industry impact and pursue adding this approach to their career expertise

Virginia Festival of the Book: Seeing Wellness: We are not Alone @ Central JMRL Library
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
2018 Fourth Annual Population Health Summit for Virginia “Addressing Needs of Populations Within Communities” @ Charlottesville Omni Hotel
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2018 Fourth Annual Population Health Summit for Virginia
“Addressing Needs of Populations Within Communities”
Friday, March 23, 2018
8 am to 5 pm
Charlottesville Omni Hotel

Jointly hosted by the Virginia Department of Health, The University of Virginia – Department of Public Health Sciences, VCU Health, Virginia Center for Health Innovation

Provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia, School of Medicine

Click here to see the full agenda.

Click here to register.

Population Health interventions are as unique as the individuals we serve.  Engaging presentations and interactive break out groups will highlight the diversity in populations, and how interventions can be tailored to best meet the complex needs of residents in the Commonwealth. We invite healthcare professionals, administrators, school professionals, public health officials, public safety, policy makers, and all others to join together and address common challenges faced in our communities such as mental health, chronic illness and health equity in various stages of the lifespan from women/children, adolescence, aging population and employees.

Desired Outcomes

  • Identify and discuss current initiatives in Virginia focused on population health.
  • Link attendees to resources according to populations they serve
  • Engage in critical thinking to address complex and challenging population health concerns in the Commonwealth
  • Collaborate and network with participants and organizations to share ideas for improving population health in Virginia
PHS and VPR Workshop Series: Evolving Protections for Human Research Subjects: History, Ethical Principles, and Current Challenges @ UVA C1 Classroom (Old Medical School)
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Department of Public Health Sciences and Office of the Vice-President for Research present

Methodology, Ethics, and Regulations of Research Involving Human Subjects

Dates: Mondays Spring Semester (1/22-4/30) (No sessions 3/5 or 4/2)
Time: 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: C1 Auditorium

3/26 Global Health Research (Liz Rogawski, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences)

Learning Objectives:

To describe how to conduct research more responsibly

To describe how to better protect human participants in research


The following speakers report that they do not have any personal or professional financial relationships with a a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services:
Jean Eby, ScD; Lori Elder, RN, BSN, CCRA; Susie Hoffman, RN, BSN, CIP; Dave Hudson, PhD; Gina Petroni, PhD; Jeanita Richardson, PhD; Liz Rogawski, PhD; Lois Shepherd, JD; Tim Tolson, PhD; Steve Wasserman, PhD.

Bob Meyer, MD, reports having personal or professional financial financial relationships (stock/ownership) with the following: Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Cardiome Pharma LTD, GE.

Planning Committee:
Ruth Bernheim, JD, MPH; Jean Eby,ScD; Susie Hoffman, RN, BSN, CIP do not have any personal or professional financial relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods and/or services.

Faculty and staff of the University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education do not have any personal or professional financial relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods &/or services.

For each one hour session:
The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards one hour of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.
To obtain a copy of your continuing education transcript please go to and click on Transcripts and follow the instructions.

Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series – Angela Davis @ Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

University of Virginia Engineering and Applied Science

Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series

Angela Davis
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
6 pm to 7:15 pm
Old Cabell Hall



Angela Davis, through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. She has authored 9 books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.”



The Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series is an initiative of UVA Engineering’s Office of Diversity and Engagement, led by Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion John Fitzgerald Gates. Gates is working with faculty, staff and students to redefine diversity as excellence expressing itself through the intersection of all people’s perspectives and lived experiences, rather than traditional definitions. This definition supports UVA Engineering’s mission to leverage the talents and best efforts of all in order to create and disseminate knowledge, prepare future engineering leaders, solve global challenges and make the world a better place.

“We will harness the strategic value of diversity and inclusion in UVA Engineering’s research and education programs,” Gates said, “and we will cultivate an environment in which everyone is optimally valued and supported.”

This year’s Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series is UVA Engineering’s second. Last year, the series welcomed Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space; Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, a sociology professor at Duke University and expert on racism and human rights in America; Thomas Page McBee, a well-known transgender author; Joy DeGruy, an internationally recognized researcher, educator, author and presenter who provides insight into various cultural and ethnic groups that form the basis of contemporary American society; Daniel Beaty, an award-winning performer from New York whose works highlight people’s ability to understand each other and their possibilities; and Claude Steele, author of Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. Videos of last year’s presentations CAN BE VIEWED HERE.

For this year’s series, other events will be added throughout the year. Event details, including dates, times and registration information, will be available at HTTPS://ENGINEERING.VIRGINIA.EDU/EVENTS and on UVA Engineering’s Facebook page, WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/UVAENGINEERING.



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