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ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit: Integrating Research Into Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Held in Carlsbad, California in March 2014, the ASHFoundation Implementation Science Summit launched a transformative program about the science of integrating research into practice. Expert speakers from several disciplines covered topics ranging from conceptual and methodological issues to implementation models and research funding, with interactive group discussion throughout. The audience represented the professoriate, doctoral students, clinicians, and ASHFoundation and ASHA leadership.

Summit Highlights

Big Picture Thinking
Presentations included speakers from disciplines ranging from medicine to public health, epidemiology to social work, education to psychology. Participants had the opportunity to explore conceptually how types of implementation research fit together with implications for communication sciences and disorders.

Strategies and Tools
Sessions provided researchers with tools to begin thinking about how to embrace implementation in their research programs, where to start, and what to think about in conceiving of expanded research objectives. Interactive discussions focused on challenging issues of design, measurement, fidelity, and sustainability.

Future of Implementation Science
Presentations highlighted research funding opportunities and a dialogue focused on future action for the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders.

Summit Presentations

To view the presentations that include PowerPoint slides synchronized with audio, please visit the Session Descriptions page.

CE Provider - Professional Development

This program was offered for 1.75 ASHA CEUs (Various Levels, Professional Area).

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