b'8 SESSION DESCRIPTIONSDAY 2 CONTINUED DAY 3THURSDAY, 10.207:459:15 amSustaining Our Research Community:BREAKOUT 5 What are the next steps?Leveraging Nationally-Representative Melissa D. Aldridge, PhD, MBA; Jean S. Kutner, MD, MSPH;Surveys and Linked Datasets to AdvanceR. Sean Morrison, MD, and Christine S. Ritchie, MD, MSPHPalliative Care ResearchKrista Harrison, PhD; Lauren Hunt, PhD, RN This session will provide an open discussion concerning the future of our research community and To achieve broad and lasting change to the care ofsteps to strengthen it following the transitions of seriously ill patients, we need palliative research thatNPCRC and PCRC.advances our understanding of what is happening at the population level and around the country. Yet, recruitment of large population-based samples is often financially7:459:15 amand logistically infeasible. Publicly available nationallyGrant Workshop Part II for Junior Investigators: representative datasets such as the Health RetirementResponding to Summary StatementsStudy and the National Health and Aging Trends Study,Kenneth Covinsky, MD, MPHcombined with linkages to Medicare and other data sources, provide a valuable resource for investigatorsAn opportunity for junior investigators to get an inside wishing to conduct population-based research. In thisview on how to react and respond to comments made session, Dr. Lauren Hunt and Dr. Krista Harrison willon their grant proposals. This is Part 2 of a series for provide examples from their own research portfolio to:junior investigators at the retreat. Part I, a mock study 1) describe some of the available datasets; 2) exploresection, is offered in alternating years.how to choose datasets based on a discussion of the strengths, weaknesses, and methods for accessing existing datasets; and 3) discuss methodological and9:3010:30 amanalytic challenges of working with these datasets.One Book at a Time: The Growth of aParticipants will be invited to discuss their ownMentoring Philosophyexperience in using existing datasets and brainstormRobert Arnold, MDpossible collaborative projects.Over the past 40 years, I have been blessed by working BREAKOUT 6 with people who are smarter, kinder, and more put Should I stay or should I go now?together than I am. By working with them, persistence, What to Consider When Thinking aboutand learning from mistakesoh so many mistakes Changing Institutions I have learned some things. The most important thing Diane Meier, FACP, FAAHPM; Abby Rosenberg, MD is to steal ideas from those who are smarter than you and apply them ruthlessly. Ten books from the Sometimes we look for opportunities, and sometimeseducational, psychological, and business world, each they land in our laps. Sometimes you grow by staying,highlighting one principle, will illustrate this argument. and sometimes moving offers an exciting new challenge.The second most important thing is to realize, given In this session, Drs. Meier and Rosenberg will sharethat you are the only person you can change, that you how theyve learned to think about these decisionsneed to to spend a significant amount of time on self-and provide tools for considering when to stay andimprovement. I will discuss the ways that I have when to go.learned to do this, in terms of both skills and internal capacities. Finally, because I am worried that you know all this already, I will try to be as funny as possible.'