Report date: August, 2011
During 2007, the "Nanomedicine in Healthcare" forum was conducted and formatively evaluated six times by the NISE Network Forum Team institutions. This report provides the formative evaluation results for all six implementations.
When marketing the forum, consider targeting people:
- Who are already familiar with your institution, by marketing through internal email lists and to people who attend other similar programming;
- Who are personally or professionally interested in the topic, such as those who work in the medical field, by marketing through related organizations; and
- Who are not as familiar with your institution, by partnering with diverse community organizations who may be interested in co-hosting or co-developing an event.
- Balance the time allowed for expert presentations and small group discussion because participants find both of these segments important;
- Clearly frame the purpose of the forum and instructions for the small group discussion and report-out;
- Cover the full range of content relevant to the discussion scenarios during the expert presentation, including information about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, applications mentioned in the scenarios, and some of their potential societal and ethical impacts; and
- Prepare the speaker(s) for the forum by telling them who you expect to attend, working with them to craft their presentation, and giving them forum background materials such as the scenarios and agenda ahead of time.
- Consider what refreshments to provide, and modify these refreshments based on the time of day and length of the program; and
- Think about the cost in time and money of holding the event on-site versus off-site.
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Method(s) of data collection:
- audio recording
- video recording