Have you wondered how to make data work for you, how to make sense of the deluge of data, and how to use data to help in your day-to-day clinical, policy, and other decisions? If this sounds like you, mark your calendar to attend "Data Science to Power Implementation with Social Determinants of Health," the inaugural conference presented by the Data to Action! program.

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Register to attend "Data Science to Power Implementation with Social Determinants of Health," on Friday, April 30, 2021. This online conference is supported by grant 1 R13 TR003552-01 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Participating entities include the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program hub at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) through the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and the Data to Action! program. The CTSA supports a national network of medical research institutions that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly. Hubs, including the one at UMB-JHU, collaborate locally and regionally to catalyze innovation in training, research tools, and processes.

Important Conference Information
Date: April 30, 2021
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Online Event
Recordings: View Conference Recordings Here
Conference Co-Chairs: Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, DESS, MPH
Stephen N. Davis, MBBS, FRCP, FACE, MACP

About the Conference:

The goal of this conference — the inaugural event for an upcoming conference series, Data to Action! — is to build multidisciplinary networks around data, implementation science, and digital health; drive science and translation; and advance improvements in the development, implementation, and dissemination of medical evidence, with an examination of social determinants of health.

The conference will focus on data to enhance early detection and prevention efforts, and inform treatment decisions. The content will consider the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the acceleration of the initiation of vaccinations and the generation of outcomes data.

The conference is intended to be inclusive. It is designed for students and trainees; clinical, dissemination, and implementation researchers; physicians, pharmacists, and other health practitioners; social scientists; public health professionals and officials; patients and patient organizations; government and other health agencies; data scientists; and other stakeholders who are interested in improving existing approaches to turning observations into interventions that improve health.

Conference Objectives:

By the end of this event, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe data sources for the generation of real time evidence
  2. Quantify the impact of social determinants of health on the pandemic and vaccinations roll-out
  3. Identify and address disparities in data
  4. Understand the role of digital health and the regulatory perspective
  5. Promote data science in education programs

For More Information:

More information about this conference, including an agenda, conference recordings, and poster submissions, is available on this website.

For questions about this conference, please contact data2action@rx.umaryland.edu.