Implementation Science for Maternal Health

When: Monday, December 14, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Where: Online/Virtual
Cost: Free
Registration: Register Here »

This session is intended to connect individuals with an interest in implementing evidence-based practices in maternal healthcare, including those working in research and implementation practice/quality improvement. Open to all. Please register by December 11, 2020. View the Agenda »

Objectives of the session:

  1. To promote the growth of implementation research in maternal healthcare by raising awareness of implementation science methods and fostering collaboration between researchers with interests in these field.
  2. To gain input on the methods of an exercise to establish implementation research priorities for maternal health.

Implementation Science for Clinicians: Application of EBP Models in the Field

When: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET
Where: Online/Virtual
Cost: $45/person
Registration: To register for both an adjunct activity and the Science of D&I Conference, use the green online registration button. If you've already registered for the conference and would like to register for an adjunct event, please use the registration form and email to

This virtually delivered workshop is designed for clinicians and health care professionals interested in harnessing established models to promote uptake of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in practice settings. Participants will be provided an overview of implementation science, with a specific focus on three models to guide implementation of EBPs in health care settings. The three models are Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration Model, The Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care, and Integrated Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services. Participants will work in small groups for hands-on application of one of the models with an assigned EBP implementation topic. The workshop will conclude with group discussion on experiences with model application in clinical settings and strategies for ongoing application of implementation science approaches for promoting and sustaining use of EBPs in practice settings.


  1. Identify three models for promoting uptake of evidence-based practices in health care settings.
  2. Experience hands-on training for using models and implementation strategies to promote uptake of evidence-based practices.
  3. Discuss challenges, opportunities and strategies to expedite uptake of evidence-based practices in healthcare settings.

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Pharmacy Networking Session

When: Monday, December 16, 2020 | 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. ET
Where: Online/Virtual
Cost: Free
Access: Link coming soon

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is hosting a networking session to bring together conference attendees interested in pharmacy and applying the principles of dissemination and implementation science to studies of pharmacy practice and medication management. This session will be an opportunity for attendees to meet other pharmacists and pharmacy faculty pursuing implementation research. Facilitated discussions will help pharmacy researchers new to implementation science develop insights into how to establish sound study design and integrate research frameworks and fidelity measures into their research projects. Open discussions will also be an opportunity for attendees to share their experience of the meeting, trade strategies for adapting information from the conference into their own research programs and begin to build collaborations and networks.

Three pharmacy faculty members will lead the session and facilitate discussions:

  1. Melanie Livet, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  2. Joel Farley, Professor, Peters Endowed Chair in Pharmacy Practice Innovation, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  3. Jennifer Bacci, Assistant Professor, The University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Technical Assistance Workshop

When: Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
Where: Online/Virtual
Cost: Free
Registration: Register Here »

Directly following the Science of D&I Conference, the TA Workshop will be a discussion of research priorities and funding opportunities by representatives from the NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, and the VA, followed by a general Q&A. The workshop is targeted to researchers who are developing or would like to develop research proposals in dissemination and implementation research in health.

Registered attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of the workshop by December 15, 2020 to the meeting hosts.

Hosted by NIH, VA, AHRQ, and PCORI