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Fall 2023 HRA Members Meeting (Chicago, IL)

October 16 & 17, 2023

The fall Members Meeting will be held at the Pendry Chicago Hotel located at 230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601. REGISTRATION: Meeting registration has closed. HOUSING: A reserved room block at the Pendry was available until September 20. After September 20, room reservations may be made through The Pendry’s website. PRE-Meeting Reception, Sunday, October 16th,  6:00 pm – 8:00…

Managing Conflict and Challenging Conversations at Work [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Monday October 16, 9:00am-10:45am CT

As part of HRA’s Professional Development Program we are offering this pre-meeting workshop for staff of HRA members.  The work environment is filled with conflict, often as a result of differences in work and communication styles. Minimizing or resolving conflict often requires engaging in difficult conversations, which is challenging and…

Research Workforce and Early Career Development Learning Community [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Monday October 16, 11:00am-12:00pm CT

This session will showcase resources that support Early Career researchers in areas such as mental health, leadership and management, financial planning, and dependent care. These areas have been highlighted recently as being critical to recruitment, retention and well- beingduringtheearlycareerstage. Fundersanduniversitieshaveavestedinterestin supporting their grantees to promote both recruitment and retention through…

Registry and Biorepository Learning Community [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Monday October 16, 11:00am-12:00pm CT

During this session, the Registry and Biorepository Community will be encouraging HRA members to share their questions, challenges, and experiences on topics suggested by members both before the meeting and during the session. Come prepared to ask questions and share lessons learned with your colleagues. Learning Community Co-Chairs Penny Dacks,…

New Opportunities to Bridge the Research to Practice Gap [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Monday October 16, 1:30pm-2:45pm CT

How can funders move more of their funded research towards clinical relevance? This session will explore specific things philanthropic funders can do to increase the likelihood of improving patient outcomes. It will include a contextual update on how the research, regulatory, and commercial landscapes are changing, and how this might…

Program Evaluation Learning Community: Using HRA Analyzer [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Monday October 16, 2:45pm-4:00pm CT

Bring your laptop and join the program evaluation community for a hands-on walk through of HRA Analyzer. Learn how you can leverage this members-only resource and improve your research portfolio evaluation efforts. Diane Saunders will kick off the session by providing a brief walkthrough of HRA Analyzer, including sharing a…

Collecting and Leveraging Real-World Data [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Monday October 16, 4:15pm-5:30pm CT

The FDA defines real-world data (RWD) as that which relates to patient health status and/or the delivery of healthcare, often collected from a variety of sources, including the electronic health record (EHR), medical claims, disease registry data, direct input from patients, and digital health technologies. The use of this data…

How to move from strategic planning through exploration to implementation and new program development [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Tuesday October 17, 9:00am-10:00am CT

When a funding organization has a strategic plan, that plan is expressed through the execution of its funding program(s). When an organization develops new strategic directions or objectives, then it is often necessary to design and implement new funding programs to pursue them. This session aims to examine and discuss…

How Funders Can Work with Universities to Support Early Career Scientists [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Tuesday October 17, 10:10am-11:20am CT

Being an early career researcher poses numerous challenges. These individuals require substantial support to nurture their innovative ideas and progress to the next phase of their professional journey. Both nonprofit funders and universities have a vested interest in supporting their scientists to develop their innovative ideas and move to the…

Misconduct and Ethics Learning Community [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Tuesday October 17, 11:20am-12:45pm CT

This session will be a working group session focused on drafting language templates that funders can use across different communication methods throughout the course of a grant cycle. These include examples of misconduct and ethics policies, grant terms and conditions (T&Cs), event policies, and general communications to grantees. We will…

Approaches to Track and Highlight the Successes of Our Grantees [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Tuesday October 17, 12:45pm-1:45pm CT

This session will discuss the use of alternative measures to track success in evaluating and highlighting the impact of grant funding – both during the grant term and post award. During this session we will learn strategies for collecting data from grantees and alumni to tracking research progress, and professional…

How the Research Landscape is Changing [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Tuesday October 17, 2:00pm-3:45pm CT

This session will discuss how biomedical research funding trends and priorities have evolved and continue to adapt. This session will discuss how the rising costs of research impacts what funders are doing, how funders have changed who they are funding in terms of career stage, and how funders have changed…

AI and LLM Learning Community Session [HRA Members Meeting, Chicago, Fall 2023]

Tuesday October 17, 3:15pm-4:30pm CT

Attendees to the AI and LLMs Learning Community session will discuss the impact of newly established policy topics around AI and LLM (e.g. what is needed in policies to address using AI effectively, fairly, safely, in grantmaking and patient engagement to advance our missions), and resources (the NIH policy, the…

Strategies for Communicating Your Organization’s Impact

10/24/2023 1-2PM ET - Webinars

In this webinar, attendees will learn effective practices for how to communicate their organization’s impact to 5 key stakeholder groups, each of which requires a different strategy: (1) Organizational Leadership, (2) Policymakers, (3) Practitioners, (4) Researchers, and (5) the General Community. Publication Academy, Inc. will introduce their custom online curricula…

2023 CEO Roundtables

11/8/2023 3-4pm ET

HRA will be hosting roundtables giving CEOs (including Presidents, Executive Directors, etc) of HRA Member organizations the opportunity to network and learn from their peers.  Previous roundtables discussions have covered strategic planning and human resource issues such as remote and hybrid work, compensation, and expanding programs under increasing expense constraints,…

2023 Registry and Biorepository calls

10/26/2023 2-3pm ET - Webinars

Dear Registry and Biorepository Learning Community members, The 2023 schedule for this communities’ zoom meetings has been set!  Please register for each call using the links above, we will send out more details about each (topics, format, speakers, etc.) approximately a month prior. See you then, Angela, Penny and Elise…

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