Modernizing Population Sciences in the Digital Age

Accreditation Statement

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

AACR has designated this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit certification for individual sessions may vary, dependent upon compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria. The final number of credits may vary from the maximum number indicated above.

Claiming (CME) Credit

Physicians and other health care professionals seeking AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for this live continuing medical education activity must complete the online CME Request for Credit Survey by Friday, April 5, 2019. Certificates will only be issued to those who complete the survey. The Request for Credit Survey will be available via a link on this website and via email. Your CME certificate will be sent to you via email after the completion of the activity.

Statement of Educational Need, Target Audience, and Learning Objectives

The way epidemiologic research is conducted is changing, transforming by necessity. Traditional methods of how things have been done is no longer feasible, while technological innovations continue to expand and alter the nature of study recruitment. The advantages of this transformation of epidemiology to big data include the precision of results. Moreover, by leveraging mobile technologies, there is an increased capacity for ascertaining rapid real-time detection of data.

Fully leveraging these advances and translating the efficiencies in recruiting patient populations, data collection and analyses will require researchers to adapt and embrace these new technologies and methodologies. Along with this will be the need to adopt new skills not traditionally taught in training. By attending this conference, the audience will be exposed to new knowledge and information on how researchers can transform their methodologies and enhance clinical trials/epidemiological studies.

The practical information provided in this conference can help launch better studies in the future, that harness the technological efficiencies available today. It will help move on from legacy metholodies and provide a unique opportunity to present the most recent advances available.

This activity would be most appropriate for physicians and health care workers who work and are interested in initiating clinical trials/epidemiological studies utilizing populations from HMO’s and other health organizations, physicians and health care workers who work with disease registries, environmental agencies, and industry. 

After participating in this CME activity, physicians should be able to:

1. Understand how to use and access new ways of measuring non-genetic exposures using different technologies: wearable watches, smart questionnaires, database linkages
2. Explain how to expand the reach of their clinical studies to new populations, identifying and utilizing new technologies
3. Identify new databases to link to
4. Understand how to optimally modernize and integrate new technological aspects into all parts of a study

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the AACR that the information presented at AACR CME activities will be unbiased and based on scientific evidence. To help participants make judgments about the presence of bias, AACR will provide information that Scientific Program Committee members and speakers have disclosed about financial relationships they have with commercial entities that produce or market products or services related to the content of this CME activity. This disclosure information will be made available in the Program/Proceedings of this conference.

Acknowledgment of Financial or Other Support

This activity is supported by Professional Educational Grants and will be disclosed at the activity.

Questions about CME?

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