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12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health


The Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I), co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, helps realize the full potential of evidence to optimize health and health care by bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy. This December, more than 1,200 individuals will convene in the nation’s capital to ensure that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities.

Event Details

DATES: December 4-6, 2019

LOCATION: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia

2019 Conference Theme

Raising the Bar on the Rigor, Relevance, and Rapidity of Dissemination and Implementation Science

As we continue to work collaboratively to enhance the research agenda supporting the dissemination and implementation of evidence and evidence-based interventions, we recognize the importance of reaching for ever greater improvements in the way in which science is conducted.  We need our armamentarium of valid and reliable measures and research designs to grow in their quantity and quality. We need to ensure that the research questions we ask within our studies are as relevant to the multiple community, practice and policy stakeholders for whom our work is intended to benefit.  And we need to improve the efficiency and pace at which our studies are conducted and our study findings are applied in healthcare and community practice.

This year’s conference theme, Raising the Bar on the Rigor, Relevance, and Rapidity of Dissemination and Implementation Science, is intended to help us map the way forward for improvements in the development, execution and application of D&I science.

2019 LMIC Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that several scholarships will be awarded to help cover travel expenses for select presenters from low and middle income countries (LMICs) to attend the conference.

Residents of a low or middle income country (as identified in the contact information of abstract submissions) who've had their abstract accepted (podium or poster), are qualified for a scholarship. Winners will be notified in early September (no application process), just after abstract notifications are sent out, and will receive travel reimbursement up to $1,000 USD as well as a complimentary registration to the conference. Note: awards given by NCI must focus on cancer.

Sponsored by AcademyHealth, the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Global Health, and Fogarty International Center’s Center for Global Health Studies.

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