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All pre-conference workshops listed below are available to main meeting registrants for an additional cost of $75. In order to sign up for a workshop, you must first register for the main meeting. All pre-conference workshops will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA on Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET. Room numbers will be announced closer to the conference date.

Advancing D&I Science By Addressing Dynamic Changes in Context and Fit

Addressing the dynamic nature of context and its cascading influence on strategy, mechanism, and outcome impact and relationships is necessary to advance D&I science. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to iteratively apply new skills to project planning, implementation, and sustainment, with a focus on resolving health inequities, that address this dynamism. Using newly created tools, based on the PRISM/RE-AIM Framework, this workshop will increase participant capacity for using iterative processes that will lead to relevant, and real-time improvements in scalable, sustainable and equitable projects.

Implementation Costing and Budget Impact Analysis: An Introduction and Application for Research and Practice

This workshop focuses on the practical application of cost and budget impact analysis (BIA) in implementation science to advance research to practice translation. While advancements have been made in implementation research, the measurement and analysis of costs remain underdeveloped. Recognizing the significance of cost and economic evaluation, the workshop provides guidance and hands-on activities for conducting cost analyses and BIA in implementation research and practice. It draws from two tools: an implementation costing guidebook and a budget impact tool. The workshop emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion, highlighting the need for collaborative approaches, economic considerations in marginalized populations, and examining impacts from an equity perspective. The learning objectives include understanding micro-costing, foundational principles in implementation costing and budget impact analyses, and creating a cost analysis plan based on provided tools.

Building Effective and Equitable Implementation Research Collaborations with Community Partners

Research collaborations with non-academic partners play a pivotal role in dissemination and implementation. This pre-conference workshop aims to equip participants with practical strategies for building effective and equitable research collaborations with community partners, patients, and implementation practitioners. Participants will reflect on strategies and techniques for (1) making the science of D & I more accessible to non-academics, (2) identifying and overcoming barriers to adopting evidence in practice-based settings, and (3) building trust and navigating power dynamics. Attendees will leave the session with practical strategies to build partnerships with non-academic partners, ranging from relationship/trust building strategies, scope planning, and grant writing.

Applying Rapid Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn rapid qualitative methods and apply these methods in example implementation science projects. Participants will learn about foundational principles in rapid qualitative methods and how to set up a study, including development of interview guides, summary templates, and matrices. We will also discuss key elements needed for rigor, from study design to analysis and dissemination, including how to use a checklist to support rigor throughout the process. Lastly, we will discuss tips for dissemination and how to use rapid approaches to increase the timeliness of findings.

Methods and Guidance for Using the Frame to Document and Investigate Equity-Centered Adaptation

In this interactive workshop, we will provide training and guidance on use of the FRAME to document and investigate the impact of adaptations designed to promote health equity. We will use case examples and integrate participant experiences and questions to complete an exercise designed to calibrate participants on the relevant FRAME codebook items and specifiers and discuss decision rules. We will next discuss methodological and statistical considerations in evaluating efforts to adapt interventions. The workshop will culminate in tailored activities to support participant’s efforts to begin coding their own projects, calibrate on an existing project with facilitator support OR design a methodology/analytic strategy for specific equity-centered studies and adaptation. We will provide additional resources that can be used after the workshop to continue progress on individual projects.