The AHRQ Research Conference is an important opportunity to share the results and impact of AHRQ-sponsored research, data and tools, and talk about the many ways this work is used to improve health care. Cohosting is an opportunity for AcademyHealth to advance the field of health services research and support the community of evidence producers and move knowledge into action through translation and dissemination.

In its return, AHRQ’s research conference brought authorities in health services research and practice together to participate in sessions focused on addressing today’s challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care.


In addition, AHRQ and AcademyHealth partnered with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to host joint sessions on October 6, 2015, also at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, as part of the AHRQ research conference and PCORI’s first annual meeting, which followed at the same location from October 6–8, 2015.

The Tuesday afternoon sessions jointly hosted by AHRQ, AcademyHealth, and PCORI addressed key issues in dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research.