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:20210323T154858Z DESCRIPTION:American Thoracic Society- ATS 2021\nInternational Participants Center\n \nEvent Name: MECOR: 27 years later – Overview and Impact \nDa te: 2 – 3 p.m. EDT\, Tuesday\, May 18\, 2021\n\nRegister for ATS 2021 an d join us for these programs at the International Participants Center. \n \nThe Methods in Epi demiologic\, Clinical\, and Operations Research (MECOR) program is a resea rch capacity strengthening program that has been run through the ATS in lo w- and middle-income countries for over 27 years. The MECOR Program is a m ulti-level research method training course intended for clinicians\, inves tigators\, academics\, and public health professionals who primarily work with lung health. The aim of the program is to mentor and support early ca reer researchers to develop locally relevant research questions and suppor t them through to publication of their work. The aim of the session is to provide an overview of the history\, impact\, and future ambitions of the program.\n \nIntroduction: MECOR’s Impact (5 minutes)\nChair: Cecilia Pa tino-Sutton\, MD\, PhD\, MeD (University of Southern California – USA)\n \nTopic 1: The need for research capacity in LMICs (8 minutes) \nSpeaker: Sonia Buist\, MD (Oregon Health and Science University – USA)\n \nTopic 2: MECOR PATS (8 minutes) \nSpeaker: Obianuju Ozoh\, MBBS (Lagos Universi ty – Nigeria)\n \nTopic 3: MECOR Turkey (8 minutes) \nSpeaker: Arzu Yorg ancioglu\, MD (Celal Bayar University – Turkey)\n \nTopic 4: MECOR Latin America (8 minutes)\nSpeaker: Gustavo Zabert\, MD (Universidad Nacional d el Comahue – Argentina)\n \nQ&A (10 minutes)\n \n1. MECOR was initially developed to build capacity in LMICs – does the need still exist? Has th e research gap widened or narrowed over the last 27 years?\n2. How valuabl e is mentorship and professional development for young investigators?\n3. How should MECOR continue to adapt to serve the needs of local communities ? What needs remain and how can we help?\n4. How can we maximize the impac t of MECOR research?\n DTEND;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20210518T150000 DTSTAMP:20210323T154858Z DTSTART;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20210518T140000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210323T154858Z PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:MECOR: 27 years later – Overview and Impact TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000B0EF2C51DA1FD701000000000000000 010000000A1DF8C9569C200489755294DA13ED56D X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:< !--[if gte mso 10]>

American Thoracic Society- ATS 2021

Internation al Participants Center

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Event Name: MECOR: 27 years later –\; Overview and Imp act

Dat e: 2 –\; 3 p.m. EDT\, Tuesday\, May 18\, 2021


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

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The Methods in Epidemiologic\, C linical\, and Operations Research (MECOR) program is a research capacity s trengthening program that has been run through the ATS in low- and middle- income countries for over 27 years. The MECOR Program is a multi-level res earch method training course intended for clinicians\, investigators\, aca demics\, and public health professionals who primarily work with lung heal th. The aim of the program is to mentor and support early career researche rs to develop locally relevant research questions and support them through to publication of their work. The aim of the session is to provide an ove rview of the history\, impact\, and future ambitions of the program.< /o:p>

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Introduction: MECOR̵ 7\;s Impact (5 minutes)

Chair: Cecilia Patino-Sutton\, MD\, PhD\, MeD (University of Southern California &# 8211\; USA)

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Topic 1 : The need for research capacity in LMICs (8 minutes)

< p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:0in'>Speaker: \;Sonia Buist\, MD (Oregon Health and Science University –\; USA)

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Topic \;2 : MECOR PATS (8 \;minutes)

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

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Topic \;3: MECOR Tur key (8 \;minutes)

Speaker: \;Arzu Y organcioglu\, MD (Celal Bayar University –\; Turkey)

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To pic 4: MECOR Latin America (8 minutes)

Speaker: Gustavo Zabert\, MD (Universidad Nacional del Comahue ̵ 1\; Argentina)

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Q&am p\;A (10 minutes)

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  1. MECOR was initially developed to build capacity in LMICs –\; does the need still exist? Has the research gap widened or narro wed over the last 27 years?
  2. How valuab le is mentorship and professional development for young investigators?
  3. How should MECOR continue to adapt to ser ve the needs of local communities? What needs remain and how can we help?< o:p>
  4. How can we maximize the impact of MECO R research?
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