Dec
18
Mon
2023
Weekly Work In Progress
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speaker: Alexa Pohl, MD, PhD, PD Resident, General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University
Talk Title: “How Should We Measure Patient Transportation Insecurity?”

Bio: Social context creates disparities in cancer care across broad domains: in screening, time to start of treatment, timely receipt of appropriate neoadjuvant, surgical, and adjuvant therapies, and in receipt of surveillance for survivors. Pragmatic, patient-centered research on the root causes of disparities – and rigorous evaluation of policies and programs to address these causes – is needed to reduce preventable cancer mortality. My longstanding interest in health-related disparities and patient-centered research arose while completing my PhD on sex-differential autism risk at the University of Cambridge. I grew uncomfortable with the fact that my research relied on the time and commitment of participants but would never improve their lives directly. As a result, I developed a community-based participatory research study on the experiences of autistic mothers, which received pilot funding from the UK’s National Institute of Healthcare Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care East of England. For me, the natural next step was medical school, where I was surprised to find an intellectual home in surgery. The introspective and self-critiquing nature of the specialty resonated with my desire to ask pragmatic, outcome-focused questions as a researcher and my clinical desire to make a tangible improvement in patients’ lives. Ultimately, I aim to be a practicing surgeon with a productive research program on patient-centered outcomes and the effective and equitable delivery of high-quality oncologic surgical care.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

Dec
25
Mon
2023
Canceled | Weekly Work In Progress
Dec 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Canceled due to mandatory winter closure.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

Jan
5
Fri
2024
Association of VA Surgeons Annual Meeting Abstract Deadline
Jan 5 all-day

SAVE THE DATE!

We are excited to host our 2024 meeting in Miami Beach once again. Please note our meeting will begin on Monday, April 8th and end at noon on Wednesday, April 10th.

Stay tuned while we make plans. Details coming soon!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Please encourage your colleagues and residents to submit their best work for the opportunity to be published in JAMA Surgery.

Click on the button to access the abstract submission form.

Deadline for submission is January 5, 2024 at midnight Pacific.

Jan
8
Mon
2024
Weekly Work In Progress
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speaker and talk: TBD

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

Jan
11
Thu
2024
AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline
Jan 11 all-day

2024 ARM – Call for Abstracts

The 2024 Call for Abstracts period is open until Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

As the world’s largest gathering of users and producers of health services research, the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is the preeminent place to share important findings with experts from around the world who can move research into action.

This year’s ARM is organized around 21 themes and five submission categories. All individual abstracts and research panel submissions undergo blind peer review. Policy Roundtables and Panels on Critical and Emerging Issues in Health Services Research (HSR) submissions are not blinded. Breakouts will be 75 minutes, and all submitters should be prepared to present in-person. While masks are optional, AcademyHealth expects all presenters and attendees to respect and support the masking decisions of others.

Submit an Abstract for the 2024 Annual Research Meeting » 

Timeline


  • Open Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Notifications: Mid-March 2024
Jan
29
Mon
2024
Weekly Work In Progress
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speaker: Charlotte Mary Rajasingh, MD, General Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, Stanford University
Talk Title: “Psychiatric Disease is Associated with Perception of Rectal Prolapse Severity”

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

Feb
5
Mon
2024
Monthly Work-In-Progress Session
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by: Dan Eisenberg, MD, Professor of Surgery (General Surgery), Stanford University
Talk Title: “Obesity in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury – A work in progress”

Bio: I am a fellowship-trained minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon, who is involved in national surgical and specialty societies. My area of clinical and research interest is in outcomes of metabolic and bariatric surgery in special populations. As a surgeon at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, I am specifically interested in the outcomes of weight loss surgery in obese Veterans, who represent a population with a significant burden of co-morbidity, as well as challenging social, economic, and geographic circumstances. In addition, I am currently studying Veterans with spinal cord injury, with a goal to identify gaps in assessment and management of obesity in this special population.

For inquiries, please contact Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

Feb
12
Mon
2024
Weekly Work In Progress
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Presented by: Todd Wagner, PhD, Professor of Surgery
Talk title: “The Changing Face of Veterans and Implications for Policy: Insurance Coverage for US Veterans from 2010-2021”

Bio: Todd Wagner is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. He studies health information, efficiency and value, and health care access. He is particularly interested in developing learning health care systems that provide high value care. In addition to his role at Stanford, he Directs the Health Economics Resource Center at the Palo Alto VA, where he is a VA Research Career Scientist and he co-directs the VA/NCI Big Data Fellowship.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

Feb
19
Mon
2024
Canceled – Weekly Work In Progress
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Due to President’s Holiday, the Work In Progress session has been cancelled.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a hybrid-model Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback. These run from September through May each year.

Our monthly WIP sessions (first Monday of every month) features Stanford and guest faculty presentations of well-developed projects. This WIP provides an opportunity to discuss high impact research and create synergy within the Stanford HSR/Surgery communities.

Our weekly WIP sessions feature trainees and faculty projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu