To register for both the Annual Research Meeting and a pre-conference seminar, use the green online registration button above. If you would like to register for a pre-conference seminar, and not the full ARM program, or you wish to add a seminar to your pre-existing ARM registration, please use the registration form. Indicate your selection and fax, email, or mail the form to AcademyHealth. Online registration cannot process methods seminars alone.

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 1:00-5:00pm

Registration is required for each seminar.

Understanding and Analyzing Health Care Data-the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) & National Hospital Ambulatory Medical care Survey (NHAMCS)
Washington State Convention Center | Room 602 (Level Six)

The overall goal of the workshop is to provide a general overview of two records-based surveys of ambulatory medical care, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). The NAMCS collects data on physician office visits and community health centers, while the NHAMCS collects data on hospital outpatient and emergency department visits.

Level of Seminar Difficulty: Introductory

Extending Your Reach: Building a Basic Communications Plan to Disseminate Your Work 
Washington State Convention Center | Room 605 (Level Six)

Led by members of AcademyHealth’s communications team, this workshop will present fundamental concepts of communications planning while walking participants through the practical application of those concepts to their own work. Registrants should bring a sample of their research from which to begin building their own communications plans during the workshop.

Level of Seminar Difficulty: Introductory

Generating and Understanding Evidence Needed for Complex Interventions and Real World Applications 
Location: Washington State Convention Center | Room 603 (Level Six)

This AcademyHealth Methods Council Pre-Conference Workshop exposes investigators to the implementation and use of different designs, methodologies and data for evaluating complex interventions, and explores how various approaches have been used in a diversity of settings with real-world applications.

Useful to anyone interested in designing, implementing, and evaluating complex interventions across public and private setting, at the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  •  Define complex interventions;
  • Understand the process of evaluating complex interventions including;
    • Selecting and implementing various evaluation designs; and
    •  Determining which evaluation methods align with new PCORI standards.
  • Apply knowledge to a topical case study.

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Case Study Workgroup Facilitators

Level of Seminar Difficulty: Introductory

IPUMS Data Resources for Health Services Research
Washington State Convention Center | Room 604 (Level Six)

This session provides an overview of data resources available from IPUMS for health services research.  We review access and use of data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Household Component (MEPS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), American Community Survey (ACS), Current Population Survey (CPS), National Historic Geographic Information System (NHGIS), and GeoMarker (a new geocoding platform for health data).

Seminar Objectives:

  1. Obtain an overview of IPUMS harmonized survey, census, and geographic U.S. data resources for health services and policy research.
  2. Learn how to effectively locate and download data of interest from the IPUMS integrated data collection.
  3. Receive hands-on experience with IPUMS data through structured exercises and interaction with IPUMS staff.

Level of Seminar Difficulty: Introductory