Convergence of Dissemination & Implementation Research Methods and Embedded Pragmatic Trials: Examples from the NIH HCS and NIA IMPACT ADRD Collaboratory


When: Monday, December 13, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
Where: Online/Virtual
Cost: Free
Registration: https://bit.ly/2WLd8jY

This workshop introduces concepts in the design, conduct, and implementation of embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs), with a particular focus on the intersection between ePCTs and implementation research methods. ePCTs are randomized trials conducted within health care systems and use streamlined procedures and existing infrastructure to answer important medical questions for patients, providers, and health system leaders. Such trials have the potential to inform policy and practice with broadly generalizable, high-quality evidence at lower cost and greater efficiency compared with traditional explanatory clinical trials. The workshop will provide an introduction to the investigative opportunities for embedded health systems research, along with strategies for integrating implementation research methods in the design and conduct of ePCTs with the goal of providing real-world evidence necessary to inform both practice and policy. Firsthand ePCT experiences and case studies from the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory and the NIA IMPACT ADRD Collaboratory will support and illustrate the topics presented.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify key areas of synergy between ePCTs and implementation research.
  2. Introduce attendees to the unique characteristics and challenges of designing, conducting, and implementing ePCTs within diverse health care systems, and to describe opportunities for integrating implementation research methods into ePCTs.
  3. Increase the capacity of health services researchers to address important clinical questions with ePCTs and implementation research methods.

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Implementation Science for Maternal Health


When: Monday, December 13, 2021 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Where: Online/Virtual
Cost: Free
Registration (Required by Dec. 10): https://bit.ly/2YytHQW

This session is intended to connect individuals with an interest in implementing evidence-based practices in maternal healthcare, including those working in research and implementation practice/quality improvement. The agenda includes networking sessions and micro talks by D&I conference presenters. Open to all.