Research and Data Interpretation Committee
The NHPCO Research and Data Interpretation Committee works to promote conduct and dissemination of research related to hospice and palliative care. Activities include awarding of the NHPCO Distinguished Researcher Award, identifying research priorities related to hospice and palliative care, developing the scientific curriculum for the annual Clinical Team Conference, and promotion of evidence-based practice by facilitating the incorporation of research findings into hospice and palliative clinical programs. Requirements for committee members include: a history of significant contributions to the field of end of life research through the conduct and publication of important research findings and willingness to contribute to meeting the goals of the committee.
Staff Contacts: Carol Spence or 703-837-3137
Expectations of Committee Service
Research Committee Members should be prepared to spend 2 hours every two months on committee work.
There are opportunities for greater involvement through subcommittee and special project work.
Committee members serve three-year terms.
Meetings and Conference Calls
Committee members are expected to participate actively in a majority of committee meetings and functions. Materials should be read prior to the next committee meeting. Committee members are asked to notify the staff liaison if they will not be available for a conference call or meeting.
The Research Committee meets bi-monthly by conference call for 60 – 90 minutes.
Committee members assume any travel expenses related to attending an NHPCO committee event. NHPCO committees generally meet at the NHPCO conferences. NHPCO does not pay for travel-related expenses for committee members.
Committee members are expected to serve on at least one subcommittee, which include:
- Awards Subcommittee – 1 hour per month, April - June, includes 1-2 conference calls and e-mail communication
- Scientific Symposium Subcommittee – 1 hour per month, July – August, 1-2 conference calls and e-mail communication.
- Review proposals for NHPCO’s Clinical Team Conference – as needed
- Special projects – time commitment varies, up to 1 hour per month March – December.
General Committee Member Expectations
- Meet deadlines agreed upon by the committee. Committee work often infccludes drafting materials for monographs, surveys, position papers, articles, etc.
- Answer questions regarding committee work from NHPCO members. NHPCO staff will refer member questions regarding committee work to committee members.
- Present/participate in educational sessions and forums.
- Work with the NHPCO staff and committee chair to complete the committee’s work plan. Each year committees agree to work on projects according to the priorities for the organization.
- Notify the Staff Liaison of changes in contact information.