To elicit participant feedback on the 2019 Spring CTSA Program Hub Communicators Meeting
On March 4th, 2019 the Spring CTSA Program Hub Communicators Meeting was held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel between 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM. On Monday, March 11th, an evaluation survey was sent to all 85 attendees. The survey was composed of both quantitative and qualitative questions pertaining to the 3 subsections of the meeting: Meeting Content, Meeting Logistics and the Overall Meeting. A total of 23 unique responses were cultivated from the survey for a 27.1% response rate, and each was analyzed individually.
With regard to meeting content, most participants agreed that the topics discussed were valuable, and that the meeting addressed their expectations. However, 35% of participants indicated that not enough time was allotted to networking. In terms of meeting logistics, most participants were satisfied with the online registration process, CLIC on-site assistance and meeting facilities. However, 17.6% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with their hotel experience.
Overall, the average rating of the meeting was an 8.74 out of 10, and the median was a 9. Qualitative data suggest that the most helpful aspects of the meeting was best practice sharing as well as the opportunity for networking. Data also suggest that the duration and location of the meeting can be improved for the next meeting. Topic suggestions for future meetings included strategizing, continuation of best practice sharing and innovation. Additional feedback reflects satisfaction with the meeting overall.
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