Outcomes of the 2023 CCIS Meeting

The Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) annual meeting was held virtually from October 4-5, 2023.

The fifth CCIS meeting focused on discussing the evolving landscape of the field; adapting and transfer evidence-based policies and programs effectively; and developing partnerships that promote health equity and foster collaboration across the cancer research and healthcare community. The event featured a variety of presentations and discussion sessions.

Read a summary of the CCIS meeting (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Welcome, Overview of CCIS 2023


Current and Future Direction for Implementation Science

This session focused on an interactive discussion that will identify strategies and best practices for enhancing the application of implementation science in real-world contexts that focus on the who, what, where, why, when, and how to align implementation science with practice and policy.

Implementation Science in Action: Not Starting from Scratch

This panel session delved into how researchers and practitioners can gain valuable insights from experts in the field about adapting and transferring evidence-based policy and programs and how we can draw lessons learned from local, national, and global experiences. Following the panel, an interactive roundtable activity took place, utilizing the PIET model to explore transferability.


CCIS Awards

This session featured presentations by the CCIS 2022 awardees on the development of their publicly available tools and resources to address key challenges and advance the implementation science agenda in cancer.


Engaging Community Partners

This panel session featured effective strategies for engaging community partners, building trust, and fostering meaningful collaborations that lead to the translation of research into impactful programs.


Action Group Presentations

Action group leaders shared the ideas generated during their working meetings to expand existing or create new projects that address key challenges and advance the implementation science agenda in cancer. This session allowed attendees to ask questions, provide feedback, and explore potential collaborations.

Town Hall and Next Steps

In this interactive session participants had the opportunity to prioritize and help set the direction for implementation science in cancer in the coming year.

Supporting Early and Mid-Career Investigators in Implementation Science

This Q&A based session provided early-career investigators insight on how to elevate their voice and perspective, as well as provide mid-career investigators an opportunity to learn more about the implementation science field.


Steering Committee

Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, MPH, PhD
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jessica Austin, PhD, MPH
Mayo Clinic

Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH
Washington University School of Medicine

Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil
Oregon Health & Science University

Jennifer Falbe, ScD, MPH
UC Davis Center for Regional Change

Maria Fernandez, PhD
UT Health Science Center, Houston

Tran Huynh, PhD, MPH, CIH
Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Salene Jones, PhD, MA, LP
Fred Hutch/University of Washington

Nwamaka Lasebikan, MBBS, FMCR
University of Nigeria-Teaching Hospital

Constance Owens, PhD, MPH
Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN)

Alanna Rahm, PhD, MS, LGC
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Serena Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, MA
University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health

Ramzi Salloum, PhD
University of Florida College of Medicine

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

Montserrat Soler, PhD, MPH
Basic Health International

Last Updated
February 29, 2024