Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer

Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer (ISCC)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Friday, July 12, 2019
National Cancer Institute Shady Grove Campus
Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., M.D., Conference Room (Terrace East 406)
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

The First Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer (ISCC) meeting will focus on developing a new approach to establish an expectation of how the field can work together to address key challenges and identify and develop areas of research that require ongoing relationship and facilitation towards advancing the implementation science agenda in cancer control.

The objectives of the Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer are to:

  • Foster communication among investigators engaged in implementation science projects across the cancer continuum;
  • Promote collaborative research projects to fill implementation science gaps that would extend beyond a single study; and
  • Identify common theoretical, methodological or empirical challenges in implementation science in cancer and develop solutions.
Day 1 Wednesday, July 10, 2019
9:15 am Arrival, Security, & Registration
10:00 am Welcome & Meeting Charge
Dr. David Chambers
National Cancer Institute
10:30 am Opening Remarks & Updates
Dr. Robert Croyle
National Cancer Institute
11:00 am Implementation Science in Cancer: Rethinking the Research to Practice Pathway?
Panel Discussion
12:00–12:30 pm Overview of Working Group Discussions
12:30–2:00 pm LUNCH
2:00–4:00 pm Rotating Working Groups
2:00–2:45 pm Session 1
2:45–3:15 pm BREAK – Café on the Terrace Level closes at 3pm
3:15–4:00 pm Session 2
4:00 pm Adjourn

Day 2 Thursday, July 11, 2019
8:45 am Arrival & Security
9:30 am Day 1 Summary Presentation
10:30 am Implementation Science Laboratories Town Hall
11:45 am–1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30–4:30 pm Working Group Development of Project Ideas
2:45–3:15 pm BREAK
4:30 pm Adjourn

Day 3 Friday, July 12, 2019
8:45 am Arrival & Security
9:30 am Day 2 Summary Presentation
10:30 am BREAK (Gallery Walk)
11:00 am

Proceedings Review
Dr. David Chambers
National Cancer Institute

12:00 pm

Q&A and Closing Remarks

12:30 pm Adjourn

Webcasts for the large format presentations will be available each day via WebEx. If you are interested in attending remotely, please register for each day you plan on attending using the following links:

Wednesday, July 10: 10:00am – 12:30pm: REGISTRATION LINK exit disclaimer
Thursday, July 11: 9:30am – 11:45am:  REGISTRATION LINK exit disclaimer
Friday, July 12: 9:30am – 12:30pm: REGISTRATION LINK exit disclaimer

Hotel Accommodations
Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg/Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville-Gaithersburg
14975 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Ph: 240-507-1800

A limited block of sleeping rooms for meeting participants has been reserved at the sister properties Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg/Homewood Suites for $169.00 per night plus applicable taxes. Reservations can be made by calling the property directly and mentioning the meeting code ISC or booking directly online by visiting: exit disclaimer.

Please note that the cutoff date for the room block is Monday, June 17, 2019. You must reserve your room prior to this deadline to get the government rate if the room block is not sold out.

Hotel Shuttle
For those staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, a shuttle will be coordinated for arrivals and departures - details to follow.

The Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites is within walking distance of the NCI Shady Grove facility. Walking directions can be found using the following link: exit disclaimer.

Parking is free in the NCI garage. Upon entering the garage, take a ticket and bring it with you to get it validated at the NCI Shady Grove front desk.

NCI Shady Grove Garage
9613 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

General Transit
Rideshare options (Uber, Lyft) are readily available. If you prefer to make use of a taxi, two companies familiar with our facility include:
Orange Taxi Gaithersburg – (301) 912-0000
Barwood Taxi – (301) 984-1900

NCI Shady Grove is a secure facility, you must process through check in each time you enter the building. All visitor names have been provided to the security station. A valid, government issued identification card (e.g. passport, driver’s license) is required to enter the facility.

Please plan on arriving at least 20 minutes prior to noted start times.

Please note that breakfast and coffee/snacks will NOT be provided during the meeting; attendees will be responsible for getting their own meals at their own cost. As all guests must go through security upon entering the building, meeting attendees are encouraged to stay on site during all breaks.

The Shady Grove cafeteria is located on the Terrace (T) level and offers a variety of food options for breakfast (7:00 am – 10:00 am) and lunch (11:30 am – 2:00 pm).

Avanti Markets Snack Shop is located on the 1st floor before the entrance to the East Tower. Avanti is an unstaffed, self-service market open 24 hours.

Accessibility & Reasonable Accommodation
The NCI Shady Grove Campus is compliant with Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) as outlined by the Government Services Administration (GSA). All public use areas, common use areas, and employee areas are accessible, and accessible routes connect all accessible spaces. This includes entrance doors, entrance vestibules, interior doors, corridors, toilet rooms, drinking fountains, visible and audible alarms, signage, wheelchair seating in assembly areas and dining facilities, service counters, and ramps and elevators.

NCI Shady Grove facility is also equipped with private, single-use lactation rooms for nursing mothers. Advanced registration is required for visitors to participate in the Nursing Mothers Program. Details provided upon request.

If you need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, have other accessibility concerns, or are needing to make use of the mothering rooms please contact Sarah Bernal at

Please make requests known as soon as you are able.

Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, MPH, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Sarah Bruce Bernal, MA
National Cancer Institute

David Chambers, DPhil
National Cancer Institute

Mindy Clyne, MHS, CGC
National Cancer Institute

Graham Colditz, DrPH, MD, MPH
Washington University in St. Louis

Karen Emmons, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Russell Glasgow, PhD, MS
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Muin Khoury, MD, PhD
Centers for Disease Control

Brian Mittman, PhD
Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Gila Neta, PhD, MPP
National Cancer Institute

Wynne Norton, PhD
National Cancer Institute

April Oh, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute

Alanna Rahm, PhD, MS, LGC

Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
NYU Langone Health

Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Jasmin Tiro, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, CHES
University of Kentucky, College of Public Health

Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute

Bryan Weiner, PhD
University of Washington

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill