Consortium for Implementation Science Representation at the 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

Nov 13,2019 | Sara Jacobs Commentary

We are excited to see many colleagues at the 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health next month in Washington DC. Members of the Consortium for Implementation Science (CIS) are involved in many aspects of the conference, including presentations, posters, and plenary sessions (oh my!). Highlights include:

  • Advancement in Methods: Dr. Sarah Birken (UNC) and colleagues are a hosting a workshop on Coincidence Analysis as well as a session on innovative analytic methods
  • Models and Frameworks: Dr. Sara Jacobs (RTI) is presenting on integrating CFIR into culturally responsive evaluations and Dr. Sarah Birken (UNC) is also presenting on integrating CFIR with the Theoretical Domains Framework
  • Adaptation: Dr. Alexis Kirk (UNC) is serving as a discussant on a panel regarding advancing intervention implementation and effectiveness through adaptation
  • Study findings: Dr. Bryan Garner (RTI) is presenting findings from his SAT2HIV project and Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy (UNC) has a poster on implementation of an obstetric triage program in Ghana. Dr. Ramaswamy is also participating in a plenary session on fostering “natural laboratories” for D&I research.
  • Consortium-based Work: Dr. Lisa DiMartino (RTI) has two posters based on implementation science consortium work. The first is describing a mHealth application to improve care for patients with sickle cell disease and the second describes the Improving the Management of Symptoms During and Following Cancer Treatment (IMPACT) Consortium.

It is also interesting to note the increase in focus on the intersection between social needs and health at this year’s conference. The conference has a number of interesting presentations and posters on this topic, including the description of a framework for evaluating the Accountable Health Communities (Dr. Sara Jacobs, RTI) and findings regarding adapting implementation strategies for social needs screenings to local context (Dr. Chris Shea, UNC).

We look forward to connecting with colleagues during the conference! In addition, please join the CIS and others on Thursday, December 5 from 5:30-8:30pm for a networking event at San Antonio Bar and Grill. We look forward to seeing you soon.