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Save the date: Translating Research Into Practice 2006 Conference

The fourth annual Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) conference will be held on July 10-12, 2006, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Cancer Institute, this year's conference title is TRIP: Optimizing the Medium and the Message.

Plenary sessions will highlight strategies and tools for designing TRIP interventions to effectively reach different audiences and settings. The conference will provide an opportunity for health services researchers, clinicians, health care managers, payers, patient and consumer representatives, industry representatives, and policymakers to share innovative TRIP research and implementation methods, case studies, and other experiences.

Current working session titles include:

  • Implementing Actionable Research in "Real World" Settings.
  • Organizational Transformation at the Practice Level: Tools and Strategies.
  • Organizational Transformation at the System Level: Tools and Strategies.
  • Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  • Translating Evidence into Coverage Policies.
  • Communicating Public Health Messages.
  • Promoting Cultures of Patient Safety and High-Reliability Organizations.
  • Health Information Technology/e-Health Tools for TRIP.
  • Lessons from Mass Media Advertising.
  • TRIP Tools for Health Literacy.
  • TRIP to Reduce Health Disparities.
  • Does Research Translate Into Practice or Practice into Research?
  • Is Changing Practice Cost-Effective?
  • Networking Research into Practice.
  • TRIP Model of Partnerships Between "Real World" and "Academics."
  • Singular Sensations: The Role of Champions and Opinion Leaders in TRIP.
  • The Collaborative Model as a Medium for TRIP.

Additional conference information, including the Call for Abstracts and conference Web site, will be available in early 2006.

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