Professional Development Opportunities
NIA IMPACT Collaboratory
The NIA IMPACT Collaboratory has launched a new online learning platform to give learners the opportunity to build their skills in embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs) in people living with dementia (PLWD). Learners can take individual courses or enroll in our new certificate program “Basic Principles of Conducting ePCTs in People Living with Dementia and Care Partners.”
The “Basic Principles of Conducting ePCTs in People Living with Dementia and Care Partners” certificate program includes 12 IMPACT courses with brief 2-question quizzes which provides a foundation in the principles of conducting ePCTs in health care systems for PLWD and their care partners. Access to the program and all courses within the new learning platform is free, but requires registration.
The platform houses all IMPACT training modules and gives learners control over when and how they engage with IMPACT training materials. The current training library includes 10-15 minute video courses designed for investigators, health systems leaders, research staff, and others who want to learn about the design and conduct of ePCTs. Topic areas include: design and statistics, stakeholder engagement, ethics and regulation, health equity in pragmatic trials, implementation, patient and caregiver relevant outcomes, and technical data considerations.
Training Materials are developed by content experts from IMPACT cores and teams and thought leaders from across the nation, collaborated by the IMPACT Training Core, led by Christopher Callahan, MD, MACP, and Alexia Torke, MD, MS. The development of educational materials is overseen by Training Core member and IMPACT Executive Director, Ellen McCarthy, PhD, MPH.
Learners can engage IMPACT training content by enrolling in either individual courses or Certificate Programs. Learn more by visiting the site and creating a free account.