The Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I),  co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, helps realize the full potential of evidence to optimize health and health care by bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy. By outlining the priorities in the field, the Science of D&I Conference aims to ensure that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities.

Guided by the theme, Scaling up Effective Health and Healthcare: Advancing the Research Agenda and Necessary Infrastructure, this year’s event will focus on strategies for scaling up effective interventions across communities, health systems, networks and countries, and efforts to build capacity for D&I science, with an emphasis on low-resource settings.

Through a combination of plenaries, concurrent, and poster sessions, this conference supports the collective understanding of the research agenda, addresses the challenges facing D&I science, presents research findings, and identifies the next set of research priorities - setting the field up for a strong future.

View highlights from last year’s D&I conference.

What 2017 D&I Attendees Are Saying

I love coming to D&I to really get a sense of the state of the science each year, connect with international colleagues, and learn about the latest innovations in how to approach complex implementation projects. It's a "must-attend" for anyone researching or doing implementation in health care.

This is my second time at the conference and I love the energy and collegiality. The size of the conference in "just right" so that you feel you have time to network and collaborate and meet with others who do similar work or share interests.

A terrific meeting. Lots of invaluable information about the practice of implementation science in the clinical settings to improve outcomes, together with important content to advance the study of implementation processes. All speakers were highly knowledgeable and very engaging, and the meeting was very nicely paced, allowing for a different mix of sessions and time for networking.

I consistently find the D&I community humble, pragmatic, action-oriented and welcoming to a broad range of ideas about how to approach complex problems. It is a terrific home for those who want to bring change now.


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