CoHSTAR’s 2020 Implementation Science Institute: Advancing Rehabilitation

NOTICE: Brown University has instituted a new coronavirus (COVID-19) policy stating “as of March 9th, all in-person Brown events with 100 attendees or more, in venues both on and away from campus, must be postponed, cancelled or offered virtually.” This policy impacts the CoHSTAR Institute and we will have to cancel.  CoHSTAR’s Executive Committee is meeting to discuss to possibility of rescheduling or offering the Institute online. We will update the CoHSTAR community as we determine next steps. Registration fees will be refunded to individuals who registered for the Institute.



“Leaders in rehabilitation research and practice recognize the critical importance of implementing evidence into practice and de-implementing sub-optimal practices. However, altering established care processes and delivery is complex and challenging. This year’s Institute focuses on implementation science to help build knowledge, skills and capacity to make meaningful changes to improve quality and value of care.”

– Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, Director, CoHSTAR


CoHSTAR 2020 Implementation Science Institute attendees will:

  • Understand how to use implementation science principles to become an effective change maker
  • Describe the role of implementation science in creating a learning health care system
  • Use principles of implementation science by learning from leaders in the field.
    • Researchers: learn new frameworks and research designs to apply in the emerging field.
    • Clinicians: learn how to use implementation science to drive evidence-based practices into your organization.




Feedback from CoHSTAR’s 2019 Implementation Science Institute:

“This is where PT research needs to go!”
“I am excited to implement my new knowledge.”
“The information was transformative in conceptualizing concrete, actionable plans to transform my practice, my clinic’s outcomes and our patients’ health.”