A&F Meeting Agenda (updated 30 Nov 2012)


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Day 1: Developing and prioritizing an agenda for AF trials research

Time
Format
Objectives
Presenter
0830
Breakfast


0900
Welcome
Introductions
Review the agenda and the overall objectives
NI

Large group presentations
(3 x 20 min)


Large group discussion
(20 min)
Results from Cochrane review of AF: what do we know and where do we go from here?
Overview of utility of theory for designing AF interventions
Examples of various feedback designs from trials of ongoing AF initiatives: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Tension between a need for a conceptual AF framework and more productive, coordinated AF action: opportunities for KT science and KT practice.
NI

SM
HC


JG
10:30
Coffee


1100
Large group
Introduce list of AF design options / components
Introduce small groups
NI
1115
Small groups
Build upon list of AF design options / components:
1) introductions in small groups
2) review and add to list independently (silently), 5-10 min
3) questions, comments, sharing and discussion, 30-45min
Goal:
ensure all the components with respect to AF design and all the knowledge we need that might make a difference in designing optimal feedback have been considered
(labels are less valuable here than ideas; do not yet consider feasibility, methods, or relative importance of one concept versus another)
AS, SM, JG, JB, JF
1215
Large group
Report back to large groups – key thoughts to consider for afternoon
JG
1230
Lunch


1330
Small groups
Prioritize AF intervention design options based on experience, data, theory, and interest and try to rank in terms of most likely to have an important impact on effect size
1) independent prioritization, 5-10min
2) sharing and discussion, 45min
Goal:
prepare a top 5 list of areas that should be addressed to move the AF field forward and that would be likely to provide answers that could make AF more consistently effective
AS, SM, JG, JB, JF
1430
Coffee


1500
Large group interactive
Present top 5 priority areas/questions from each small group – seek large group consensus on top 5 overall
JG
1600
Free time


1900
Dinner
A reservation is being arranged for the group…


Day 2: Developing an active, international AF research collaboration


0830
Breakfast


0900
Large group
Review of day 1, goals of day 2
Developing an AF research collaboration:
1) Leveraging existing resources to integrate KT practice and KT research.
2) Shared/central resources to facilitate collaboration? – wiki, registry, students, etc.
NI
JG
0930
Large group interactive
Identification of data resources / natural laboratories amongst participants (6 x 10)
TBD
1030
Coffee


1045
Large group
Introduce small groups: develop 1-2 tentative project proposals per group, focusing on prioritized agenda, and accounting for logistical/feasibility concerns and trying to leverage opportunities within the group
NI
1100
Small groups
1) Each person independently answers some of the following questions and/or other issues to regarding the prioritized items from day 1.
What clinical topics/problems present good opportunities?
What is the nature of the audit or availability of data?
Where does infrastructure/funding exist?
How do regulatory issues play a role?
2) Sharing and discussion
Consensus on 1-2 issues that should/could be tackled
AS, SM, JG, JB, JF
1200
Large group interactive
Present main proposal(s) from each group, discuss

1230
Lunch


1300
Large group
Methodology for optimized intervention design
SM
1330
Small groups
(one for each project idea, participants chose group based on interest)
Each group will attempt to build on one idea:
1) each person in group independently answers some of the following questions and/or other issues
What co-interventions should be considered and how?
What are the outcome measures?
What is the minimally important difference to detect?
What is the next step?
What preliminary work would be needed?
What key partners are needed?
2) sharing and discussion
TBD
1430
Large group interactive
Present next steps from each group
Discuss funding opportunities
Discuss plans/requirements to collaborate
JG
1500
Large group
Wrap up
NI
1530
Organizing Committee
Accumulate ideas for each project and for the collaboration as a whole, plan next steps