by GAPNA Research Committee
The Research Committee was heavily involved again this year with multiple events at the GAPNA Annual Conference in San Antonio.
In addition to enjoying the Riverwalk, industry-sponsored events, and the Hoe Down (Yee Haa!), we also provided a pre-conference workshop for participants interested in advanced design for both clinical projects and research, including methods to answer a project/research question from the overall design to the details of tools, data, data organization, analysis, and benchmarking.
In addition we provided an overview of strategies for avoiding ethical issues and obtaining institutional review board approval. Participants met with committee experts to discuss how to practice what they learned and left the event with ideas on how to develop research projects. We are excited to think some might even apply next year as poster or podium presenters! Check for application deadline dates.
Committee members were available during each break to answer questions from anyone struggling with clinical project or research issues. The opportunity to receive one-on-one help from nationally known experts was a valuable educational opportunity!
Finally, committee members were involved in selecting the best clinical project/research poster and podium presentation. This was a real honor for those selected as they “survived” a rigorous initial review of their abstracts and received both recognition and a monetary award. View 2015 poster presentaions.
The Research Committee is committed to enhancing clinical projects and research to improve the lives of older adults.
We welcome new members. With multiple opportunities to serve both before and during the conference, we look forward to another stimulating year with Dr. Ann Kriebel-Gasparro as committee chair and Dr. Valerie Flattes as chair elect.
Come join us at the next annual conference!