4th Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Policy and Practice

This was a very worthwhile conference last year! (MB)

4th Annual NIH Conference on the
Science of Dissemination and Implementation:
Policy and Practice

March 21-22, 2011
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD, 20852

There is no fee to register for this conference. Please note: this year’s conference will NOT be available for viewing online.

There is a recognized need to close the gap between research evidence and clinical and public health practice and policy. How is this best accomplished? Dissemination and implementation research in health seeks to answer this question, and is gaining momentum as a field of scientific inquiry. The goal of the annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation is to facilitate growth in the research base by providing a forum for communicating and networking about the science of dissemination and implementation.

Researchers, evaluators and implementers who are interested in identifying opportunities and strategies for overcoming obstacles for dissemination and implementation research and evaluation are encouraged to attend this meeting. The goal is to engage in dialog, exchange ideas, explore contemporary topics and challenge one another to identify and test research approaches that will advance dissemination and implementation science.

To meet the goal of the conference—to stimulate conversation among researchers and experts in the field—the conference will include Panels of scientific leaders, and include Think Tanks in addition to traditional Plenary Sessions, Concurrent Oral Presentation Sessions and Poster Sessions. Sessions will be structured to encourage interaction and networking between participants.

The conference will be held on March 21-22, 2011 at the Bethesda North Marriott, Maryland, conveniently located on Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail Red Line (White Flint stop).

Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral presentations/panels, posters, and think tanks (which applicants will lead). Descriptions of each type of session, and instructions for abstract submission, are described in the Call for Proposals section.

Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM Eastern Time on November 12, 2010

Conference Registration Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Time on February 18, 2011