Conway Chair Conversations

Conway Chair Conversations will engage us in lively discussions and demonstrations about developing scientific ideas, i.e., how this is done, issues that confront idea development, choices made about design and methods. This series of research discussions will focus on the evolution of three ideas. Each month, our featured scholars will share progress about their respective development of an idea. Attendees can respond to the ideas and influence their development. Additionally during each monthly conversation, one social or political force that can influence science will be discussed.

This series takes place on the first Tuesday of every month from 12–1 p.m. (except July).

Upcoming Sessions

"Napping on the 'Night Shift' Can Be A Good Thing, Next Steps in our Research Translation"
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 12–1 p.m.
Host: Pam Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN

Options to join:

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number: 732-522-804   

Join by phone  
Call-in toll-free number: 1-888-680-0812 (US)  
Call-in number: 1-815-676-5268 (US)  

Global numbers
Conference Code: 842-745-8

Accreditation Information

Accreditation Information:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of INOVA and Children’s National Health System. The INOVA Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the MSV to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's National Health System is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Meet the Scholars

Meet the Scholars

Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAANPamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN
The William and Joanne Conway Chair in Nursing Research Director, Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes
Associate Director, Center for Translational Science
Children’s Research Institute
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The George Washington University

Robert McCarter, Jr, ScD
Director of the Biostatistics and Informatics Core of the Intellectual and Developmental Disorders Consortium, Children’s Research Institute
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The George Washington University
Professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University

Deborah A. Lafond, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPON, CHPPN
Dr. Lafond is an advanced practice provider who has devoted her life to providing palliative care for children. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work in nursing. 


Vicki Freedenberg, PhD, APRN
Dr. Vicki Freedenberg served as the first internal Conway Nursing Research Scholar and implemented a randomized, controlled trial of mindfulness in adolescents with cardiac conditions.

Streisand RRandi Streisand, PhD, CDE
Interim Chief of Psychology and Behavioral Health, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National and the George Washington University School of Medicine, Director of Psychosocial Research and Service for the Diabetes Team and Vice Chair of the Institutional Review Board.

Jan Agazio, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN
Jan Agazio is the Assistant Dean and Director of the PhD and DNP programs at the School of Nursing of the Catholic University of America. During her year at Children’s National, she will continue her work with childhood obesity and will be proposing art-based techniques to learn about children’s understanding of their diabetes, its management and its impact on their families.

Sean D’Onofrio, BSN, RN
Registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children's National. He is currently pursuing a clinical nurse specialist degree at the University of Pennsylvania, concentrating in critical care. His current research interests include unplanned extubations, simulation education and family presence during resuscitation. 

Lisa Ring, DNP, CPNP, PC-AC
Pediatric nurse practitioner certified in both pediatric acute and primary care. Her current practice is with the Children’s National Heart Institute, specifically providing post-operative care on the Heart and Kidney Unit to those patients undergoing congenital heart surgery. She also has expertise in both wound and burn care.

 
Past Discussions

Past Discussions

January 2018
Topic: The Child’s Voice Regarding Satisfaction with Care… Can You Hear Me Now?
Moderator: Pamela Hinds, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 13 min 21 sec)

December 2017
Topic: The Director’s Cut: Using Photovoice to Tell Their Story
Moderator: Debbi Lafond, PPCNP. Nurse Practitioner, Children's National.
View the webinar (55 min 49 sec) 
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November 2017
Topic: Join us for a SPA Lunch & Discussion on Efforts to Design a Study
Moderator: Shana Jacobs, MD. Oncologist, Children's National.
View the webinar (1 hr 8 min 16 sec) 

October 2017 
Topic: Meet the New Conway Chair Nursing Scholars
Moderator: Tessie October, MD, MPH. Critical Care Specialist, Children's National.
View the webinar (1 hr 53 min) 

September 2017 
Topic: Conway Nursing Research Scholar Presentation
Moderator: Lisa Ring, CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC. Acute and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Children's National.
View the webinar (1 hr 52 min)

June 2017
Topic: Speaking Research and then Speaking Advocacy: findings Reworded for Policy Makers

Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 12 min 20 sec)
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May 2017
Topic: Speak Research - Findings Reworded for Policy Makers

Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 34 min 38 sec)

March 2017
Topic: Addressing the Question: Is it Research or a Quality Improvement Project
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 10 min 35 sec)

February 2017
Topic: When Do You Make the Decision to Resubmit: Funding from Private Foundations & the Federal Government
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 3 min)

January 2017
Topic: Leftovers: Giving Data a Second Chance
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (52 min 22 sec)

December 2016
Topic: Blog, Tweet, and Snap your way to the public: Getting your research to the people who need it!
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 24 min);
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November 2016
Topic: Why Create the Whole Enchilada - Embed your Aim in an Existing Study

Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (55 min)

June 2016
Topic: R01 Grant Critique:  Chance to Observe Dwelling in Uncertainty:  Bringing Research Ideas Forward
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
Guests: Dr. Karen Kehl, Program Director  at NINR – ‘An  NIH  Perspective on Reproducibility in Science’ 
Dr. Mendel Tuchman, Chief Research Officer, Scientific Director, Children’s Research Institute at CNHS. ‘Revisiting the Ethics of Authorship, the Dogma of First Last and Middle’
View the webinar (1 hr 35 min)

April 2016
Topic: R01 Grant Critique:  Chance to Observe Dwelling in Uncertainty:  Bringing Research Ideas Forward
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 29 min)

March 2016
Topic: Creating a Flagship Protocol for Future Replication Research and Advancing Two Research Ideas Forward.
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 59 min)

February 2016 Topic: Revisiting Authorship in Research and Publication & Replicating Research-Extending our Reach and Translation
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 44 min)

November 2015
Topic: Types of Study Replication: Demonstration of Projects /Ideas linked to Selective Replication and Extension

Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
View the webinar (1 hr 49 min 6 sec)  | Download Recording
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Program Learning Objectives

Program Learning Objectives

  • Describe behind-the-scenes processes that contribute to the development, generation, and dissemination of research
  • Examine the process of creating, refining, and implementing collaborative research
  • Appreciate the social and political aspects of research and science