2nd Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Call for Proposals

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2nd Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Building Research Capacity to Bridge the Gap From Science to Service January 28-29, 2009 at the Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Proposals Due: September 26, 2008 The goal of this conference is for the research community to exchange ideas, explore contemporary topics and identify concepts, methods and strategies to build research and organizational capacity for dissemination and implementation science. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for Think Tanks and abstracts for oral presentations/panels, and posters. A range of research topics, descriptions of each type of session, and instructions for proposal submission, are provided in the attached file. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the Trans-NIH Program Announcement, Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health, for the range of scientific topics that will be given priority for presentation at the conference: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-086.html. As specified within the NIH program announcements and for the purposes of this conference, dissemination and implementation are defined as: Dissemination is the targeted distribution of information and intervention materials to a specific public health or clinical practice audience. The intent is to spread knowledge and the associated evidence-based interventions. Research on dissemination addresses how information about health promotion and care interventions are created, packaged, transmitted, and interpreted among a variety of important stakeholder groups. Implementation is the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions and change practice patterns within specific settings. Research on implementation addresses the level to which health interventions can fit within real-world public health and clinical service systems. All innovative and stimulating topics relevant to dissemination and implementation research will be considered for oral/poster presentations and think tanks. Details about the conference, including the agenda, plenary speakers, etc. can be found at http://conferences.thehillgroup.com/obssr/di2008/index.html The URL for PAR-07-086 is http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-086.html Questions? Please contact: Dr. Helen Meissner Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research National Institutes of Health 301-594-2105 meissneh@mail.nih.gov