Pediatric Clinical Research Network SIG
The Pediatric Clinical Research Networks Special Interest Group (PCRN SIG) will meet at the PAS meetings from 2:45-4:45 on Saturday, May 4th in Room 143B at the Washington Convention Center. The PCRN SIG is a forum for PAS members who either are involved in or are planning to establish clinical research networks (defined as enduring multi-site clinical research collaborations).
Representatives and members of a diverse group of pediatric clinical research networks - primary care practice-based research networks, specialist networks, and disease-specific networks - have an opportunity to meet to discuss solutions to common challenges, hear updates on innovations, and offer consultation to those planning and launching new networks.
This year's two-hour session will focus on two areas. The first is folding Maintenance of Certification credit into network research. Four primary care practice-based research network leaders will tell the group how they have been able to offer American Board of Pediatrics Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for participation in research studies. In these days of competing demands on the work of busy clinicians of all stripes, finding ways to grant MOC credit for participation in network research is likely to be a necessary "carrot" for involving clinicians.
The second is a consultation session by the group for a newly-forming network on health care transitions (i.e., from pediatric to adult medicine settings). As improved pediatric care for many chronic conditions has led to survival into adulthood, a group of pediatric clinician researchers are forming the Health Care Transition Research Network to better understand the complex issues involved in effectively transitioning patients from pediatric to adult care.
Other presentations will include brief updates from the networks in attendance. We look forward to seeing network researchers from both new and experienced on the afternoon of May 4th.
Current SIG Chair:
Richard Wasserman, MD, MPH
N310 Courtyard at Given
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-5455