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These adjunct events are open to the public, regardless of whether you are registered for the main meeting. See below for information on how to register for each adjunct event.

Dissemination & Implementation Research Methods and Embedded Pragmatic Trials: Strategies for Designing Studies That Inform Care for Diverse Populations


When: Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C. - Room TBD
Cost: $265
Registration: https://ahbo.academyhealth.org/adjunct-only/start.cfm

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This workshop introduces concepts in the design, conduct, and implementation of embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs), with a particular focus on methods relevant to health services researchers. 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 in diverse systems and populations. The workshop will highlight opportunities for increasing engagement of diverse participants in ePCTs and share lessons from implementation science for maximizing participant diversity. Firsthand ePCT experiences and case studies from the NIH Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory Demonstration Projects will support and illustrate the topics presented. A portion of the workshop will include the opportunity for Q&A with the panel. Participants will also have the option to complete hands-on exercises that apply knowledge from the workshop. 

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify key areas of synergy between ePCTs and implementation research.
  • To 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.
  • To increase the capacity of health services researchers to address important clinical questions with ePCTs and share lessons from implementation science for increasing engagement of diverse participants in ePCTs.

Implementation Science for Maternal Health Interest Group


When: Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C. - Room TBD
Cost: Free
Registration: https://redcap.link/jyds39ns

This session is intended to connect individuals with an interest in implementing evidence-based practices in maternal health care, including those working in research and implementation practice/quality improvement. The agenda includes networking sessions and micro talks by Conference presenters. This event is open to all.

For questions, please email Jennifer Callaghan-Koru, Ph.D., at jck@uams.edu or Rebecca Hamm, M.D., at Rebecca.FeldmanHamm@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.

Planning Committee Technical Assistance Workshop


When: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. ET
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C. - Room TBD
Cost: Free

Register by emailing CEIR@VA.GOV with subject heading “For 15th Annual D&I Conference TA Workshop”

The Planning Committee is developing a technical assistance workshop, to be held December 14 following the main conference, for early career investigators interested in learning more about research careers which focus on implementation science. This workshop will include multiple panel discussions focusing on topics related to current funding opportunities from the multiple sponsors of the conference (e.g. NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, VA, RWJF, etc.), current trends in implementation research, and practical advice on early career strategic decision-making from established implementation researchers. To participate in the workshop, please email CEIR@VA.GOV with subject heading “For 15th Annual D&I Conference TA Workshop” and attach a one page abstract of your study idea, indicating at the top the funding organization to which the study would be submitted. Please note: If the funding organization is the National Institutes of Health, please specify which institute or center. Your abstract will only be shared with potential funders and will not be published or disseminated. These abstracts will also be used to connect you with other early-career researchers with similar interests to allow you to consult with one another (although they will not be shared with these other attendees without your permission).

Submission deadline: Friday, November 18, 2022.