Monday, April 15, 2013

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: April 11, 2013

Present:  Abby Crocker, Kairn Kelley, Amanda Kennedy, Rodger Kessler, Connie van Eeghen
1.                  Start Up: Amanda provided a brief overview of her testimony this morning, invited by Commissioner Chen, at the Statehouse on a proposed amendment to the H391 bill, which funds Academic Detailing and Blueprint Pharmacists through a fee placed on insurance companies.  The bill (which supports prescriber education) is being discussed for amendment: one of the reps proposes including “consumer education” into the bill, increasing the fee from $0.50 to $0.75 per claim.  Amanda talked about the experience, both the formal testimony and the informal conversations.  Bottom line: it’s all about relationships.

2.                  Presentation: NAPCRG Abstracts – Review of 4
a.       Amanda: Integrating pharmacists, in which the key question was how to highlight the data in support of the innovations around population management through practice-based pharmacists, particularly regarding the degree to which costs were affected and prescriber behavior was changed.
b.      Connie: Opioid prescription management interventions: much editing to tighten and streamline.
c.       Rodger: Pre-conference workshop proposal on RE-AIM, in which the key question was focused on the makeup of the audience (grant-writing scientists and evaluation-focused front line clinicians).  One of the underlying goals is to test the usefulness of the study development function of the website.  Participants may be more interested in interaction with the workshop presenters than with the website.  (We also wondered if is there a theme to the NAPCRG annual conference; a review of the conference website by Connie afterwards provided no clue.)
d.      Charlie: Population reporting of opioid prescribing: clear and concise; minor editing suggestions only.
e.       Abby: submit an abstract from the predictor paper for NAPCRG!

3.                  Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Given Courtyard South Level 4. 
a.       April 18: Kairn: Inter-Rater Reliability final draft (as a separate note, Ben, Rodger, Abby, & Charlie meet at a different time this day to discuss analytical plan for NHoAOU)
b.      April 25: Rodger: TBD (no Connie, Kairn, or Amanda)
c.       May 2: (no Connie, Charlie)
d.      May 9: Charlie: Exploration of analytical plan for Natural History of Acute Opiate Use (and perhaps more).  Everyone should first read the 2009 Boudreau article that Amanda found in her lit review, circulated on April 2.
e.       May 16:
f.       May 23:
g.      May 30:  
h.      Future agenda to consider:
                                                  i.      Christina Cruz, 3rd year FM resident with questionnaire for mild serotonin withdrawal syndrome?
                                                ii.      Peter Callas or other faculty on multi-level modeling
                                              iii.      Charlie MacLean: demonstration of Tableau
                                              iv.      Journal article: Gomes, 2013, Opioid Dose and MVA in Canada (Charlie)

Recorder: Connie van Eeghen

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