Registration for the full ARM meeting is not required in order to attend a pre-conference workshop. If you would like to attend one of the following pre-conference workshops without attending ARM, please register here. If you would like to register for a pre-conference workshop in addition to ARM, please do so through the main ARM registration page. Each workshop has a fee in addition to the main ARM registration cost.

Driving Tomorrow’s Outcomes Through Clinical Research in Real-World Settings: Essentials of Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Date and Time: Friday, June 23, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Cost: $325

Recent rapid changes in the challenges facing healthcare have made it even more critical to have a highly efficient mechanism for clinical research that can deliver much-needed evidence faster and with minimal additional resources. This workshop introduces concepts in the design, conduct, and implementation of embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs), with a particular focus on methods relevant to health services researchers. ePCTs are randomized trials conducted within health care systems and use streamlined procedures and existing infrastructure to answer important medical questions for patients, providers, and health system leaders. Such trials have the potential to inform policy and practice with broadly generalizable, high-quality evidence at lower cost and greater efficiency compared with traditional explanatory clinical trials. The workshop will provide an introduction to the investigative opportunities for embedded health systems research, along with strategies for conducting clinical trials that provide real-world evidence necessary to inform both practice and policy. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to participate in facilitated, hands-on learning activities and to interact with Principal Investigators of current and past ePCTs. Firsthand ePCT experiences and case studies from the NIH Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory will support and illustrate the topics presented and demonstrate how ePCTs in real-world settings are driving tomorrow’s outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To clarify the definition of ePCTs and explain their utility.
  2. To introduce attendees to the unique characteristics and challenges of designing, conducting, and implementing ePCTs within diverse health care systems.
  3. To increase the capacity of health services researchers to address important clinical questions with ePCTs in real-world settings, driving tomorrow’s research outcomes.

Speaker Bios

Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) Pre-Conference

Date and Time: Saturday, June 24 from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Cost: $65 for members, $35 for students, and $80 for non-members

Join IRGNI for their Annual Research Meeting pre-conference event. Invited speakers will highlight issues relevant to nursing and the patients for whom they provide care. There also will be networking opportunities for nurse health services researchers.

Cultivating Policy-Practice-Research Partnerships in a Learning Healthcare System: Practical Insights from U.S. Department of Veteran Affair’s Whole Health Transformation

Date and Time: Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Cost: $125

Successful policy-practice-research partnerships are critical to learning healthcare systems. This workshop draws on the Department of Veteran Affairs’ experience advancing Whole Health Care across a large integrated healthcare system. Participants provide case examples, practical strategies and hands-on activities exemplifying collaboration across different actors within a learning healthcare system.

This workshop aims to strengthen understanding of the diverse perspectives and skills that contribute to a learning healthcare system. Key Objectives are to:

  1. Define the key roles of each partner within a learning healthcare system and describe the cultural differences that drive their priorities;
  2. Illustrate the facilitators and barriers to working in iterative cycles to design, implement, and disseminate practice-based research that impacts health system improvement goals;
  3. Assess the skills, resources, and cultural contexts that are critical to the co-production of a learning healthcare system.

Speakers: Justeen Hyde, Barbara Bokhour, Nancy Donovan, Tamara Schult, Steve Zeliadt, and Rani Elwy

Person of contact: Justeen Hyde (