Thank you for your participation in the PATH workgroup! We are excited to start developing content for this series. Please navigate through this short survey to provide: Your information and volunteer interests; input into the content design and order; and opinion on two different timeline options.

Responses are due by June 19, 2020. 

If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Graham (mgraham@endocrine.org) and Bri Palowitch (bpalowitch@endocrine.org). 

 

The following section is collecting some general information on you, your areas of expertise, and how you would like to participate in content development.

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Please provide your name and degrees as you would like them to appear.
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Please provide the name of your organization.
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Please select your endocrine areas of expertise. Check all that apply.
Please provide your specific areas of specialization within endocrinology, if different than indicated above.

Please review each of the below content groupings for the modules, and let us know if you agree  – if you don’t, let us know what better groupings would be.

Proposed Introductory Module
- Hormone Standardization (to include case questions)
    -Why Standardization 
    -Methodology to Achieve Standardization 
    -Advantages of Standardizing 
    -Current Standardization vs. Ideal Standardization 
- High-level overview of 1-6 from outline (no case questions, questions focused on definitions/differences)

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Please indicate your opinion on the Introductory Module shown above.
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If no, please describe what a better grouping for the introductory module would be.
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Please indicate which endocrine content areas the case questions should be from to best explain the teaching points. Please refer to the outline for additional details. You may include as many topic areas per each outline item as you would like.

Proposed Module 2
- Importance of Hormone Measurements (to include case questions)
     - Clinical Suspicion
     - Confirming Endocrine Diagnosis
     - Identify Risks of Endocrine Disease or Complications
     - Guiding the Decision to Treat or Follow Endocrine Disease
- Hormone Types (to include case questions)
     - Steroid and Thyroid Hormones
     - Peptide/Protein Hormones
     - Biological Samples
     - Sources of Variability 
     - Cases from each topical area

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Please indicate your opinion on Module 2 shown above.
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If no, please describe what a better group would be for module 2.
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Please indicate which endocrine content areas the case questions should be from to best explain the teaching points. Please refer to the outline for additional details. You may include as many topic areas per each outline item as you would like.

Proposed Module 3
- Methods Used to Measure Hormones in Clinical Practice (to include case questions)
      - Immunoassay
      - Mass Spectrometry-Based Assays
- Characteristics of an Ideal Hormone Assay for Clinical and Research Use (to include case questions)
      - Discuss each characteristics and which are most vital
      - Explore how to determine if an assay meets enough criteria

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Please indicate your opinion on Module 3 shown above.
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If no, please describe what would be a better grouping for module 3.
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Please indicate which endocrine content areas the case questions should be from to best explain the teaching points. Please refer to the outline for additional details. You may include as many topic areas per each outline item as you would like.

Proposed Module 4
- Validation and Judging the Quality of a Hormone Assay (to include case questions)
    - Accuracy 
    - Specificity 
    - Sensitivity 
    - Precision
    - Analytical Range
    -Reference Interval
- Factors Affecting Interpretation of Hormone Concentrations for Diagnosis of Endocrine Disease (to include case questions)
     - Pre-Analytical Factors 
     - Analytical Factors
     - Post-Analytical Factors

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Please indicate your opinion on Module 4 shown above.
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If no, please describe what would be a better grouping for module 4.
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Please indicate which endocrine content areas the case questions should be from to best explain the teaching points. Please refer to the outline for additional details. You may include as many topic areas per each outline item as you would like.

 

Please review the 2 proposed timelines below and vote on your preferred option, and/or if you think further modifications would be needed.

Option 1: Release a module every quarter - 1.5 years until completion of the series. 

 Confirm Teams Plan Content Develop Content Finalize ContentRelease Module
Introductory Module2 weeks3 weeks2 months3 weeksOctober 2020
Module 22 weeks3 weeks2 months3 weeksFebruary 2021
Module 32 weeks3 weeks2 months3 weeksJune 2021
Module 42 weeks3 weeks2 months3 weeksOctober 2021

Option 2: Release a module every 2 months - less than 1 year till completion*

 Confirm Teams Plan Content Develop Content Finalize ContentRelease Module
Introductory Module1 week2 weeks1 month1 weekOctober 2020
Module 21 week2 weeks1 month1 weekDecember 2020
Module 31 week2 weeks1 month1 weekFebruary 2021
Module 41 week2 weeks1 month1 weekApril 2021

*Please note that option 2 requires greater faculty attention to produce the same quality of content in a shorter time frame.

Please provide any additional comments regarding the timeline and/or content.