Pre-conference Workshops

SAVIR is pleased to offer 4 Pre-conference workshops at the 6th National Conference. Registration rates vary based on your membership and student status, see the registration page for more information.


Pre-conference workshops will held from 8am to 12noon on Monday, September 18.

Workshop A

Using probabilistic linkage to combine injury-related datasets:
A primer for the non-statistically minded

Organizers:

  • Larry Cook, MStat, PhD
    University of Utah
     
  • Cody Olson, MS
    University of Utah

Workshop Overview:

For this introductory course, participants should be familiar with basic concepts of collecting and storing variables in databases. Participants should also have an introductory exposure to statistics. The goal is to provide participants with a foundation for understanding and applying probabilistic linkage methodology.


Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of probabilistic linkage and the potential value added to understanding an injury control problem or research project
  • Describe how the properties of linkage variables are used to calculate match weights
  • Determine if the amount of information contained in a database will facilitate a successful linkage
  • Discuss ethical considerations surrounding access to and the use of sensitive variables often used in probabilistic linkages
  • Demonstrate situations in which linkage can be successfully conducted without names

Workshop B

Advocacy for Injury and Violence Research: Strategies and Tactics

Organizers:

  • Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN
    Rollins School of Public Health Emory University
     
  • Susan Scavo Gallagher, MPH
    Tufts University School of Medicine
     
  • Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH
    Temple University
     
  • Corinne Peek-Asa, MPH, PhD
    University of Iowa

Workshop Overview:

This is an intermediate level course that requires some knowledge of the field of injury and violence research, a desire for research to have an impact on policy, and interest in learning advocacy approaches to influence policy. The goal is to develop a cadre of injury and violence researchers who have the skills to advocate for funding and programs that support injury and violence research, research training, and the growth of the injury and violence research field; and to build the skills of researchers and practitioners with respect to advocacy so that they can be effective in advocating for injury and violence policy.


Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the researcher in advocating for injury and violence research support, and how the researcher can impact advocacy on the part of his/her institution;
  • Explain in plain language the rationale behind increasing funding for injury and violence research and training;
  • Translate research data into a useful format for policymakers
  • Understand and develop tools, such as Policy Briefs, that researchers can use to advocate for the field of injury and violence prevention and related policies
  • Describe the potential roadblocks to increasing support and potential ways to overcome them;
  • Describe the key components of an advocacy strategy that can be applied at the local, state or national level;
  • Discuss ways to use real world examples to illustrate data that are used to present arguments for support;
  • Understand the opportunities and methods for educating policymakers about the importance of support for injury and violence research.
  • Understand how to identify and engage partners in advocacy efforts

Workshop C

Causal Inference and Directed Acyclic Graphs

Organizers:

  • Shabbar I Ranapurwala, PhD, MPH
    UNC Chapel Hill
     
  • Stephen W. Marshall, PhD, MPH
    UNC Chapel Hill
     
  • Rebecca Naumann, PhD Candidate, MSPH
    UNC Chapel Hill

Workshop Overview:

This workshop requires a basic understanding of epidemiological study designs and Bradford Hill’s criteria for causation. The goals are to simplify the concepts of causal inference including counterfactuals, exchangeability, consistency, positivity, and no-interference and demonstrate the use of directed acyclic graphs to identify confounders in epidemiologic studies of injury and violence prevention.


Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Clearly explain the importance of counterfactuals in injury and violence research
  • Understand and identify confounding and interference in injury and violence research
  • Understand and identify the lack of consistency and positivity in injury and violence research
  • Develop and utilize directed acyclic graphs to identify potential confounders in injury and violence research

Workshop D

Missing Data Analysis in Practice

Organizers:

  • Trivellore E. Raghunathan, PhD
    University of Michigan

Workshop Overview:

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Objectives:

Coming soon

 

 

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