4th Biennial Society For Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC 2017)

Jan 11,2017 | Consortium_staff Events / Conferences

Registration opens: Early by July 31, 2017
Date(s): September 8-9, 2017
Location: Seattle, Washington

The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) biennial conferences are dedicated to facilitating communication and collaboration between implementation research teams, researchers, and community providers. The theme for SIRC 2017 is “Implementation Mechanisms: What makes Implementation Work and Why?”

SIRC 2017 will be held September 8-9, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

Key Dates:
January 15, 2017 – Call for Abstract opens
March 17, 2017 – Call for Abstracts closes (extended deadline)
March 1, 2017 – Conference Registration opens
July 31, 2017 – Early Registration ends

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Conference organizers invite submissions for oral presentations of 15-20 minutes, 90 minute symposia, or posters. Presentations not accepted for oral format will automatically be considered for poster format unless declined by author. In order to submit a symposium, a symposium chair and discussant must be identified, along with 3 to 4 oral presentations. The symposium presentations must have a common theme, upon which the discussant will summarize and comment. All non-symposia submissions will be categorized by theme at the discretion of the Program Committee. Poster submissions are welcome from researchers and champions at all stages of their career. In an effort to continue our goal of facilitating the promotion of junior colleagues, one undergraduate student’s poster will be selected to receive the SIRC Student Research Award for any undergraduate student or individual who has completed an undergraduate degree and is planning for graduate school.

Submissions must include: title of presentation(s), abstract(s) of 400 words or less, AMA-style references (numbered in order of appearance), 3-5 learning objectives per abstract, 3-5 key words that describes your abstract, all authors’ names and affiliations, stage of project proposal (i.e., data being collected, data collected, data collected and analyzed), project implementation phase (i.e., in process, in progress, completed), and CVs of presenting authors (CVs needed only for presenters who will be in the ‘front of the room’ – not all authors). Acknowledgements may also be included. Only papers that have been published, are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers should be included in the reference list. Journal abbreviations should follow MEDLINE standards. For symposia, a summary abstract, as well as individual presentation abstracts must be submitted together. For all submissions, you will be asked to copy and paste your abstract text into a text field in the submission portal, as well as to upload your abstract submission as a Word document. Finally, please select a track or tracks that you believe best fits your submission. The tracks listed are not final, but rather will serve as possible conference tracks and a method for categorizing presentation topics.

Possible tracks to select from (you will be asked to select all that apply):

  • Provider-level determinants or mechanisms
  • Organizational-level determinants or mechanisms
  • Policy (international, domestic)
  • Technology
  • Implementation measurement
  • Implementation methods or models
  • Tailoring implementation strategies (e.g., for diverse communities / under-served populations, specific/unique practice settings or provider roles)
  • Other

For more information, please visit the SIRC 2017 website.

Become a SIRC member to receive conference discounts and access to SIRC initiatives.

If you have questions about the submission process or about the conference in general, please email sirc@uw.edu for assistance.