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Past Symposia

March 12-14, 2014

Third Annual ECHORN Symposium

Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

The third annual ECHORN symposium featured activities and presentations that highlighted innovative strategies used to combat the challenges of research from project development to dissemination of findings. Illustrations in approaches to problem solving came from local Caribbean researchers as well as senior faculty within the network.

May 29-31st, 2013

Second Annual ECHORN Symposium

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

The second annual ECHORN Symposium featured an interactive learning workshop that combined active learning with targeted mentorship. The workshop was designed for health research professionals and graduate students who work with populations in or from the Caribbean. Participants selected a learning track: research methodology or strategies for effective research management.

June 20-22, 2012

First Annual ECHORN Symposium

Miami, Florida

ECHORN network members gathered to prepare for the launch of the data collection phase of the ECHORN project. The Symposium featured activities that highlighted research implementation strategies and tools, reviewed clinical procedures, and imparted lessons on capacity and community strengthening within the ECHORN collaborative and beyond.

Past Workshops

April 3-4, 2014

LEW 3: Applying the Research Process & Principles

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Aims:
To understand the need for and the stages in the development of precise research questions.

To understand the steps to completion of a rigorous community needs assessment, including development of goals, identification of existing data sources and collection of new data.

March 5-6, 2013

LEW 2: Introduction to Social Network Analysis

University of Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Public Health, Puerto Rico

Aim:
To provide an introduction to the theories, measures and methodological approaches to social network analysis. The introduction included the use of examples from the literature to illustrate past and present use of social network analyses.

February 28 - March 1, 2013

LEW 1: Statistical Thinking and Analyzing Data in SPSS

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

Aims:
To provide an introduction to basic statistical concepts such as distribution, measures of central tendency, bivariate analyses (t-test, ANOVA, Chi-square, Correlations) and multivariate analyses (linear and logistic regression).

To provide attendees with the tools needed to perform the statistical concepts outlined above in SPSS using sample datasets.