Call for Papers

11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

Meeting Information:

 

The 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation will reflect on the accomplishments of and challenges to the field, and will focus on opportunities ahead. To make large-scale gains in health at a population level, we must consider the application of scientific discoveries to diverse contexts and populations, the power of partnerships, the value of engagement, and the complex fit between evidence and evidence-based interventions and the diversity of community and clinical settings where health and health care is delivered. This conference intends to support collective understanding of the research agenda to incorporate these challenges into D&I research through a combination of plenaries, concurrent and poster sessions that will present research findings and identify the next set of research priorities, setting the field up for the next decade.

 

The abstract solicitation and conference structure have been designed to focus our thinking and discussion on the highest priorities for dissemination and implementation science now and in the future to help optimize health and health care in the U.S. and elsewhere. Given the breadth of the field and the importance of maximizing opportunities for participants to follow consistent themes throughout the concurrent sessions of the meeting, we are including ten thematic tracks to organize the conference agenda.

 

Dissemination and Implementation Science seeks to promote and rigorously evaluate strategies for integrating evidence-based approaches into clinical and diverse community settings via public health practice, healthcare delivery, and healthcare policy. As still emerging fields, the definitions of dissemination and implementation and the type of research they encompass may vary according to setting, sponsor, mechanisms of action, and target. The intent of this research is to investigate and address social, behavioral, economic, and organizational factors and policies that impede effective dissemination and implementation of evidence-based clinical, public health, and organizational findings, test new approaches to improve health programming, and determine causal relationships between the strategies to implement interventions and the impacts of their use. Dissemination and Implementation Science is also characterized by a focus on variations in dissemination and implementation processes (e.g., how evidence/interventions are integrated) and how the context (e.g., setting, population, and economic drivers) leads to heterogeneity of results. Thus, the conference seeks novel research or conceptual papers that address any of the topics included within the thematic tracks, with an emphasis on empirical findings for how best to integrate evidence-based interventions within clinical and community settings and/or how to recast the nature or conduct of the research itself to make it more relevant and actionable in those settings.

 

We are now accepting abstract submissions for the 11th Annual Conference, which will take place on December 3-5, 2018, at the Renaissance Washington D.C. in Washington, D.C.

Submission Deadline: July 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Abstracts are encouraged for three types of scientific sessions: Individual Oral presentations, Panel presentations, and Poster presentations. A select number of accepted posters may be invited to participate in a poster slam session as well. Priority will be given to abstracts that address the overall conference theme, fit well in one of the conference tracks, and present high-quality data to support abstract conclusions. Authors will be required to select a track for their abstract and must adhere to the format: Background, Methods, Findings, and Implications for D & I Research.

 

Abstract Tracks:

 

  • Behavioral Health
  • Big Data and Technology for Dissemination & Implementation Science
  • Building the Future of D&I Science: Training, Infrastructure, and Emerging Research Areas
  • Clinical Care Settings: Patient-level Interventions
  • Clinical Care Settings: System-level Interventions
  • Global Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Health Policy Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Models, Measures, and Methods
  • Prevention and Public Health
  • Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities

 

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.

 

Review Criteria:

 

Abstracts will be reviewed and scored based on the following submission criteria, with preference being given to those that:

 

1. Show relevance to D&I Science

2. Focus on the conference theme and tracks (see Track Areas of Focus)

3. Utilize rigorous and relevant research methods

4. Present high quality data to support findings

5. Adequately demonstrate how the study will advance the field

 

Instructions and Needed Information for Submitting a Presentation:

  1. Track

  2. Title

  3. Author

  4. Abstract Text

  5. Confirmation

  6. General Instructions

 

Resources:

Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions are available to assist in your presentation.

Session Descriptions and Track Areas of Focus are available for future reference.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS SESSIONS

Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET

Individual abstracts are submitted to a theme for consideration for podium/poster presentation or poster presentation only. Abstracts are first considered as part of a podium presentation, then for a poster. Up to four abstracts accepted for podium presentation are grouped according to topic area. Abstracts accepted for poster presentation are displayed as part of their theme group during one of three poster sessions.

CALL FOR PANELS

Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET

A panel overview must include a session chair and a minimum of 2 presenters, but no more than 4.  If you choose to include an optional discussant, you may only have 3 presenters (5 people max on the panel).  Each presenter must have a corresponding abstract. The submission is considered as a whole and accepted or rejected for panel presentation.

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Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: July 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Notifications for D&I Abstracts Sent: Early September

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