BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Eastern Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20210323T153309Z DESCRIPTION:American Thoracic Society- ATS 2021\nInternational Participants Center\n \nEvent Name: MECOR: Understanding the Methods in Epidemiologic\ , Clinical\, and Operations Research (MECOR) Program \nDate: 2 – 3 p.m. EDT\, Monday\, May 17\, 2021\n\nRegister for ATS 2021 and join us for thes e programs at the International Participants Center. \n \nThe Methods in Epidemiologic\, Clini cal and Operations Research (MECOR) program is a research capacity strengt hening program that has been run through the ATS in low- and middle-income countries for over 25 years. The MECOR Program is a multi-level research method training course intended for clinicians\, investigators\, academics and public health professionals who primarily work with lung health. The aim of the program is to mentor and support early career researchers to de velop locally relevant research questions and support them through to publ ication of their work. The aim of the session is to discuss currently chal lenges and solutions to transitioning training onto virtual and hybrid pla tforms and the successes and lessons learn from this during the Covid-19 p andemic.\n \nIntroduction: MECOR 2.0 The current status of training (5 min utes)\nChair: Refiloe Masekela\, MD\, PhD (University of KwaZulu Natal – South Africa) and Ozge Yilmaz\, MD (Celal Bayar University – Turkey)\n \nTopic 1: Transition to MECOR 2.0: Successes and Challenges (10 minutes)\ nSpeaker: Obianuju Ozoh\, MBBS (Lagos University – Nigeria)\n \nTopic 2: Recreating MECOR to virtual platform: lessons learnt from the pandemic (1 0 minutes)\nSpeaker: Zuhal Karakurt\, MD (University of Health Sciences Is tanbul – Turkey)\n \nTopic 3: Connecting the big MECOR family: launching DocMatter (10 minutes)\nSpeaker: Nirupama Putcha\, MD\, MHS (Johns Hopkin s University – USA)\n \nQ&A (10 minutes)\n \n1. How can MECOR training b e transitioned from a face-to-face to a virtual platform whilst keeping th e participant engagement and throughputs?\n2. How can mentorship be sustai ned through the use of new tools like DocMatter and is this facility usefu l as an ongoing mentorship model?\n3. What are the lessons learnt from tra nsitioning from MECOR to MECOR 2.0\, and what metrics can be used to measu re success?\n \n \n \n DTEND;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20210517T150000 DTSTAMP:20210323T153309Z DTSTART;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20210517T140000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210323T153309Z PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:MECOR: Understanding the Methods in Epidemiologic\, Clinical\, and Operations Research (MECOR) Program TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E0080000000040517AF6D71FD701000000000000000 010000000787438B3C8ED014CBC39A0D29D2703E8 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:< div class=WordSection1>

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Event Name: MECOR: Unde rstanding the Methods in Epidemiologic\, Clinical\, and Operations Researc h (MECOR) Program

Date: 2 –\; 3 p.m. EDT\, Monday\, May 17\, 2021


Register for ATS 2021 and join us for these programs at the International Participants Center.

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The Methods in Epid emiologic\, Clinical and Operations Research (MECOR) program is a research capacity strengthening program that has been run through the ATS in low- and middle-income countries for over 25 years. \;The MECOR Program is a multi-level research method training course intended for clinicians\, in vestigators\, academics and public health professionals who primarily work with lung health. The aim of the program is to mentor and support early c areer researchers to develop locally relevant research questions and suppo rt them through to publication of their work. The aim of the session is to discuss currently challenges and solutions to transitioning training onto virtual and hybrid platforms and the successes and lessons learn from thi s during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Introduction: MECOR 2.0 The current status of training (5 min utes)

Chair : Refiloe Masekela\, MD\, PhD (University of Kwa Zulu Natal –\; South Africa) and Ozge Yilma z\, MD (Celal Bayar University –\; Turkey)< o:p>

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Topic 1: Transi tion to MECOR 2.0: \;Successes and Challenges (10 minutes)< /p>

Speaker: Obianuju Ozoh\, MBBS (Lagos University –\; Nigeria)

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T opic 2: Recreating MECOR to virtual platform: lessons learnt from the pandemic (10 minutes)

Speaker: Zuhal Karakur t\, MD (University of Health Sciences Istanbul –\; Turkey)

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Topic 3: \;Con necting the big MECOR family: launching DocMatter (10 minutes)

Speaker: Nirupama Putcha\, MD\, MHS (Johns Hopkins University –\; USA)

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Q&\;A (10 minutes)

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  1. How can MECOR tra ining be transitioned from a face-to-face to a virtual platform whilst kee ping the participant engagement and throughputs?
  2. How can mentorship be sustained through the use of new tools li ke DocMatter and is this facility useful as an o ngoing mentorship model?
  3. What are the lessons learnt from transitioning from MECOR to MECOR 2.0\, and what metri cs can be used to measure success?

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