EHC Update: New Fecal Incontinence Summaries; Webinar on SDM for Chronic Conditions; Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

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The following have been posted to the EHC Web site:

Research Summaries for Clinicians and Consumers

New summaries are now available for the systematic review, “Treatments for Fecal Incontinence.”

Register for Free AHRQ Webinar on Shared Decision Making for Chronic Conditions and Long Term Care Planning

A webinar from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on July 26, 2016 will examine how shared decision making can be used to manage chronic conditions and facilitate the long term care planning needs of aging Veterans and adults with chronic conditions. Experts will address: (1) how Dartmouth’s School of Medicine is using shared decision making to improve care management of individuals with chronic conditions, and (2) how the Veteran’s Administration is implementing shared decision making to engage Veterans in their long term care planning decisions.

Confirmed speakers and topics:

  • Cathleen Marrow, M.D., Dartmouth, Geisel School of Medicine: Chronic Disease and Shared Decision Making: Practical Applications
  • Sheri Reder, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., VA Puget Sound Health Care System: Shared Decision Making for Aging Veterans: It’s a Team Effort

The webinar will be moderated by Arlene Bierman, M.D., M.S., Director of Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ.

This activity will be accredited for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and certified health education specialists. Determination of continuing education credit through Professional Education Services Group is pending.

Register now to secure a spot for this webinar.

9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Mapping the Complexity and Dynamism of the Field

Submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, December 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC. A forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation, the 9th Annual Conference aims to grow the research base by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine.

Abstracts Tracks:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Big Data and Technology for Dissemination & Implementation Research
  • Clinical (i.e., Primary, Specialty, Hospital, etc.) Care Settings
  • Global Dissemination & Implementation
  • Health Policy Dissemination and Implementation
  • Models, Measures, and Methods
  • Precision Medicine
  • Prevention and Public Health
  • Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities

To submit an abstract go to

Abstract submission deadline is August 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST

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