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Call for Reviewers (Sign up closed)



HSR&D is planning a combined HSR&D/QUERI National Conference for July 2017 in the metro DC or Baltimore area (date and location are tentative). The meeting will be hosted by HSR&D's Center for Health Information and Communication, located at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. The 2017 conference theme is "Accelerating Innovation and Implementation in Health System Science."

Content Areas for abstract submission include:

  • Access to Care
  • Aging, Long-Term Care, and Informal Caregiving
  • Care Coordination: VA and non-VA Care and Benefits
  • Disparities in Health and Healthcare
  • Health Promotion, Care Management, and Veterans' Experience
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Implementation Science, and Adoption, Fidelity, and Dissemination of Effective Practices
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Pain Management
  • Performance, Efficiency, and Value
  • Scientific Methodology
  • Special Populations
  • Workforce and Employee Engagement

We are seeking qualified health services and QUERI researchers with diverse training and substantive experience to review a limited number of abstracts. The timeline, abstract review process, and anticipated workload are detailed below. If you are willing to serve as an Abstract Reviewer, please complete the form (below), indicating your areas of expertise.

Timeline

The call for abstracts has been released and the deadline for electronic submission of abstracts was April 7, 2017. Abstracts will be dispersed electronically to the Abstract Reviewers by April 17. In prior years, reviewers were typically assigned no more than 30 abstracts each. The deadline for review and electronic scoring of abstracts is April 28.

Process

Every effort will be made to match abstract content with the interests and expertise of the Abstract Reviewer, while avoiding obvious conflicts of interest. Abstracts will be dispersed to the Abstract Reviewers electronically, and Abstract Reviewers will score abstracts and submit scores electronically.

Every abstract will be assigned to at least 3 reviewers who will each provide an overall score on a 7-point scale. The Abstract Review Committee will make final selections for presentation based mainly upon the average of the scores, but secondary considerations may also include balance across the Content Areas and resonance with the National Conference theme.

Workload

The quality of work presented at the National Conference depends upon a rigorous review process; your willingness to help is greatly appreciated. We seek at least 100 reviewers, each of whom would evaluate a maximum of 25 abstracts.

Instructions

Please complete the fields on the sign-up form with your contact information and other information below:

  • Indicate whether you are willing to review only QUERI or only HSR&D abstracts, or both.
  • Picking a primary area of expertise is essential.
  • Use the two secondary fields to indicate other areas in which you also would be willing to review abstracts.
  • Finally, a comment field is available if you wish to further describe your expertise, or would like to leave a specific message for the Abstract Committee.

Contact Us

The reviewer sign-up period has closed. If you have questions, please e-mail HSRDWeb.Boston@va.gov.