Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
December 8-9, 2014, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Bethesda, MD
Co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, Co-sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Veterans Affairs (VA)
The Planning Committee selected the Theme of “Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health” for the 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation. Now, more than ever before, the integration of evidence-based practices and service delivery has the capacity to impact healthcare delivery and population health. The Abstract Submission topics and conference structure has been planned to focus on the highest priority science – current and future -- to help realize this goal.
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 8, 2014
For the Call for Abstracts with information, go to: http://www.academyhealth.org/
Abstract Submission Guidelines: Dissemination and Implementation Conference
We invite submissions in three categories:
- Oral (individual) presentations;
- Panel (with a moderator/chair and up to x individual) presentations that are strongly related; and
- Poster presentations.
Abstracts must be submitted online no later than August 8, 2014 at 8 PM EDT (5 PM Pacific Time). Please read the instructions carefully as incomplete applications will not be considered.
Priority will be given to abstracts that address the overall conference theme, and that present high-quality data to support abstract conclusions. Abstracts addressing dissemination and/or implementation science in global settings are welcomed. We strongly encourage submissions of abstracts on the topics listed below. Proposals that do not fit into a high priority topic will likely not do well unless they are exceptional examples of the overall theme.
- Best practices and innovations in research methods, designs, and measures
- Producing relevant research: Engaging patient populations and decision-makers
- Rigorous observational studies of policy/practice-led dissemination and/or implementation processes; natural experiments
- Designing and testing implementation techniques or strategies to facilitate the uptake of effective programs or clinical practices
- Integrating and effectively using technology to improve healthcare delivery and quality and for wider population health
- Addressing complexity in implementation science – (e.g., complex and multi-level interventions, multiple conditions, variations in implementation processes, and contextual factors)
- Advances in conceptual and theoretical foundations of dissemination and implementation (D&I) science
- Improving reach: Implementation science to improve health outcomes in underserved groups
- Scale-up and sustainability research for effective interventions Economic evaluation in dissemination and implementation science
- Building long-term capacity for dissemination and implementation science
- Rigorous implementation studies with negative findings that advance our understanding of Implementation Science
- Understanding how intervention adaptations (both desired and unwanted departures from fidelity) influence the reach, adoption, implementation, maintenance, and impact of the interventions
- Training programs in D&I science: innovations and impacts
Note: Abstracts presenting results of empirical research should report completed studies or substantial interim results. Abstracts describing proposed or early stage studies are not encouraged.
Instructions for Proposal Format
- Visit the website and complete all required fields:https://www.regonline.com/DI2014Abstracts
- Upload your abstract to the website. Please upload an MS Word document with your last name as the file name.
Oral Presentation (individual or panel) and Poster abstracts must be limited to 300 words and contain the following key points:
- The problem under investigation, hypothesis or research goal (Objective or Introduction are acceptable).
- Rigorous and relevant research methods (qualitative/quantitative or mixed-methods) used to accomplish the research. A summary of findings that are supported by the data presented.
- Statement of how the research advances the field of D&I.
- All abstract submissions must acknowledge the primary source of funding, including government, industry, foundation or academic institutional support.
Note that the number of Panels accepted will be limited. In general, we suggest submission as individual oral presentations unless you have a compelling integrated research story that requires multiple presentations in a single session, fits well with the overall conference theme, and addresses one or more of the topic categories listed above.
Oral and Panel Presentations: Individual presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion), and can employ Power Point slides, if needed. Three oral presentations on a common topic will be grouped together by the planning committee for a 90-minute session. Alternatively, presenters can propose a Panel session comprised of three related papers plus an optional discussant (see note above about limited number of panels that can be accepted). Approximately half of the session time should be saved for questions and discussion of the presentations.
Poster Presentations: Posters will be presented on a standard conference poster board. There will be a time allocated for poster discussions, to facilitate interaction with poster presenters. One poster board measuring 4 feet tall x 6 feet wide will be provided on-site for each poster presentation. All mounting supplies (e.g. masking tape, push pins) will also be provided on-site. back to top
Submission and Review Process
Abstracts will be reviewed with preference being given to those that 1) focus on the conference theme and topics (see bulleted topics relevant to theme above); 2) utilize rigorous and relevant research methods; 3) present high quality data to support findings; and 4) adequately demonstrate how the study will advance the field.
All proposal submissions will undergo a blind peer review by the Conference Planning Committee and experts in the field. The Planning Committee may elect to elevate any submission to a plenary session, and may also consider conversion of oral presentations to posters, with the consent of the first author. Abstracts selected will be included in an abstract book or online.
Email confirmation will be provided after your submission is received. The Program Committee will notify the first author about acceptance of the abstract in early September.