AdvISE Summit: Advancing Implementation Science Education

Advise Summit: Advancing Implementation Science Education

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201

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Registration is offered at no cost thanks to funding from the Nurse Support Program II, which in turn is funded by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

There is an urgent need to identify more effective ways to improve population health and health care structures, processes, and outcomes.

This one-day summit brings together national experts to discuss how to expand implementation science and quality improvement capacity among doctoral faculty and students.

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Objective 1: Describe the need to advance utilization of implementation science findings and quality improvement approaches and tools among Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students and faculty and other health care professionals.

Objective 2: Compare the varying definitions and practical attributes of implementation science, improvement science, and quality improvement (QI).

Objective 3: Explain how implementation science findings can be better utilized by DNP faculty and students and others to improve QI initiatives and patient outcomes.

Objective 4: Identify key implementation science and QI skills and competencies graduate students getting a practice doctorate (e.g., DNP) should achieve prior to graduation.


Laura Damschroder, MS, MPH
Lead Author, Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research
Research Investigator, VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research
Project Principle Investigator, PrOVE (PeRsonalizing Options through Veteran Engagement) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative
  Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, QSEN Institute
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Senior Faculty Scholar, VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program
  Jeannie S. Garber, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Professor and Coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, James Madison University
Donald Goldmann, MD  Donald Goldmann, MD
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Professor, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Anne Sales, PhD, RN  Anne Sales, PhD, RN
Associate Chair for Health System Innovation PhD; Professor, Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems; and Director, Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems program, University of Michigan
Research Scientist, VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research
Co-Editor-in-ChiefImplementation Science journal
Bryan Weiner, PhD  Bryan Weiner, PhD
Professor, Department of Global Health and Department of Health Services, University of Washington


Topic and Objectives
8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Introduction

Why UMSON is Working to Advance Implementation and Improvement Science Education

Insights from the Needs Assessments


Do Definitions Matter?

10:15 Break

The Relevance of Implementation Theories and Frameworks to Students Obtaining a Practice Doctorate


Summary and Discussion of UMSON’s Measurement Workgroup’s Recommendations

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

Summary and Discussion of UMSON’s Leadership Workgroup’s Recommendations

1:45 Break

Summary and Discussion of UMSON’s Project Course Workgroup’s Recommendations


Summation – Final Statements from Panelists

3:15 Next Steps


  • People attending the summit are familiar with the DNP degree.
  • The primary focus of the discussion is related to DNPs. The discussions are also relevant to other clinicians earning a practice doctorate.

AdvISE Vision Statement

DNP graduates from the University of Maryland School of Nursing will be skilled implementers and implementation scholars. They will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to develop and lead quality improvement initiatives that transform population health and health care.

Directions and Parking


University of Maryland, Baltimore
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
621W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

  • Campus Map
  • Parking (We recommend parking in the Pratt Street Garage. Attendees are responsible for paying for parking.)

Getting Here:

The closest airport is Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI). Drive time from BWI to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is approximately 15 minutes.

More information on traveling to UMB.


The Advancing Implementation Science Education (AdvISE) Project grant was funded by the Maryland Health Services Cost Commission and the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II 19-125), University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland. It is a 3-year grant proposal with annual review and contingency funding. Grant Started 7/1/18 and projected end date is: 6/30/21.

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