7:30 - 8:30 AM

Breakout Sessions

Early Career Investigator Consultations: Frameworks and Designs

(Drs. Miriam Dickinson, Diane Fairclough, John Rice, Carter Sevick, Erin Chausee, Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, Amy Kilbourne, Amy Huebschmann, Ross Brownson, Borsika Rabin, Russell Glasgow, Kate Guastaferro)


8:30 - 9:00 AM

Plenary Address

"Pragmatic Challenges of Engaging Stakeholders in Pragmatic Trials" 

(Dr. Matt Wynia)


9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

A Tour of Stakeholder Engagement Methods

  • Community Engagement and Stakeholder Panels (Dr. Don Nease)
  • Group Facilitation Techniques (Drs. Bethany Kwan and Marilyn Coors)
  • Consensus Methods (Dr. Megan Morris)
  • Stakeholder Engagement Methods Selection Tool - User Testability Experience (Drs. Matt DeCamp and Brad Morse, Kate Ytell, Julie Ressalam)


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

A Tour of Pragmatic Methods and Measures Planning Your Data Collection Strategies

  • Mixed Methods (Drs. Jodi Holtrop and Megan Morris)
  • Rapid Qualitative Methods (Dr. Jessica Moreau)
  • Electronic Health Data (Drs. John Rice and Carter Sevick)
  • Behavioral Measures (Dr. Mike Baiocchi)

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

Infrastructure for Pragmatic Science 

  • Practice-Based Research Networks (Drs. Don Nease and Christina Hester)
  • Implementation Labs (Drs. Russell Glasgow, Ross Brownson, Kate Guastaferro)
  • VA QUERI (Drs. Amy Kilbourne and Cathy Battaglia)
  • Research with Community Partners (Dr. Elva Arredondo)


1:45 - 2:15 PM

Keynote Address

"Designing for Dissemination: Beginning with the End in Mind"

(Dr. Ross Brownson)


2:15 - 2:45 PM

Open Panel 

Training and Career Development in Pragmatic Science for Health Research: Career Paths and a Roadmap to Success 

(Drs. Allison Kempe, Melinda Davis, Tisha Felder, and Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman)


3:10 - 3:30 PM

Closing Address From the Conference Chair

COPRH-Con and the Evidence Life-Cycle Approach to Pragmatic Science: What Comes Next

(Dr. Bethany Kwan)



Closing Keynote

Pragmatic Research and Health Equity

(Dr. Elva Arredondo)


Day #1: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Day #2: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Conference Agenda

**Agenda is subject to change

8:00 - 8:15 AM
Conference Welcome and Overview 

(Drs. Allison Kempe and Bethany Kwan)

8:15 - 9:00 AM

Keynote Address
“Let’s Get Real: Planning Rigorous Pragmatic Health Services Research for Equitable, Real-World Care”

(Dr. Amy Kilbourne)

9:00 - 9:35 AM

Plenary Address
“Planning Pragmatic Research and the Value of Frameworks: using PRECIS-2 as a case example”

(Dr. Amy Huebschmann)


9:40 - 10:10 AM
Discussion Forum
Pragmatic Research Methods and Frameworks Discussion and Overview
(Drs. Amy Kilbourne, Amy Huebschmann; moderator: Bethany Kwan)

10:10 - 11:20 AM

Breakout Sessions

A Tour of Frameworks for Planning Pragmatic Research

  • PRISM/RE-AIM (Dr. Russell Glasgow)
  • EPIS (Dr. Gregory Aarons)
  • REP (Dr. Amy Kilbourne)
  • Knowledge-to-Action (Dr. Ian Graham)
  • Public Policy Framework (Dr. Ross Brownson)

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Discussion Forum

Selecting a Framework for your Pragmatic Research

(Drs. Russell Glasgow, Ross Brownson, Amy Kilbourne; moderator: Borsika Rabin)

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Training and Career Development 

  • Getting Funded in Pragmatic Research (Drs. Russell Glasgow and Jodi Holtrop)
  • Developing Your Team for Team Science (Drs. Bethany Kwan and Amy Huebschmann)
  • Collaboration with a Biostatistician (Drs. Krithika Suresh, John Rice, Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga)
  • Pragmatic Research Training Programs (Drs. Allison Kempe, Ross Brownson, Borsika Rabin)

1:00 - 1:45 PM

Plenary Address
"Using multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) for developing, optimizing, and evaluating multicomponent interventions"

(Dr. Kate Guastaferro)

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

A Tour of Pragmatic Study Design

  • Cluster Randomized Trials (Drs. Miriam Dickinson and Allison Kempe)
  • Stepped Wedge (Drs. Diane Fairclough and Erin Chausee)
  • SMART Trials (Dr. Laura Pyle)
  • Natural Experiments and Observational Studies (Dr. Mike Baiocchi)

3:45 - 4:15 PM

Discussion Forum

Selecting a Study Design for Your Pragmatic Research

(Drs. Kate Guastaferro, Mike Baiocchi, Erin Chausee, Miriam Dickinson, Laura Pyle; moderator: Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga)


4:30 - 6:00 PM

Virtual Poster Sessions
Real-time discussion with Poster Presenters




*All times listed are in Mountain Time (MT)