Announcing ITR’s fall symposium on innovations in implementation science

Innovations in Implementation Science: Bridging the Science to Practice Gap across Community Systems of Care

October 4 & 5, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN

Over the past several decades, there have been enormous breakthroughs in our understanding of how to improve children’s mental health. However, many of these interventions—which research teams can spend entire careers and millions of dollars developing—make it into the hands of practitioners at alarmingly low rates.

The field of “implementation science” has emerged in response to this long-standing issue.  ITR’s fall symposium will highlight cutting edge work in this field.

Attendees will leave the the day-and-a-half symposium with a better understanding of how to bring the fruits of research into real-world practice. The event will be useful for researchers, professionals, and practitioners alike.

WHEN: October 4-5, 2018
WHERE: Cowles Auditorium at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Researchers, practitioners, professionals, students
HOW MUCH: $50 ($25 for students)

Speakers and topics: 

Cara C. Lewis, PhD (keynote) (bio) | From Classification to Causality: Optimizing the Impact of Implementation Strategies with Theory and Measurement

Rinad S. Beidas, PhD (bio) | Applying methods from participatory approaches and behavioral economics to implementation research

C. Hendricks Brown, PhD (bio) |  TBA

Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD (bio) | Incorporating Implementation Research into Clinical Effectiveness Trials: Toward using Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs

Mark G. Ehrart, PhD (bio) | Leading for implementation: An organizational perspective on implementation effectiveness

Christian Helfrich, PhD (bio) | Developing strategies to de-implement ineffective & harmful clinical practices: Using unlearning & substitution approaches

Kimberly E. Hoagwood, PhD (bio) | The next frontier in children’s mental health research: From programs to policies, from scaling to system change, from implementation to collective efficacy

Aaron R. Lyon, PhD (bio) | How implementable is that evidence-based practice? Designing and supporting streamlined and contextually-appropriate innovations in behavioral health

Byron J. Powell, PhD (bio) | Optimizing strategies to improve the implementation of children’s mental health services: Priorities for research and practice

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