AHRQ Research Conferences

2015 AHRQ Research Conference

Keynote Speakers Announced:

Beverley H. Johnson, Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care 
Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution 
Bruce Siegel, M.D., America's Essential Hospitals

Registration Information

Registration is now open for the 2015 AHRQ Research Conference, "Producing Evidence and Engaging Partners to Improve Health Care," scheduled for October 4-6, 2015, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Crystal City, Virginia. The conference, which is being co-hosted by AcademyHealth, will bring together authorities in health care research and policy to participate in sessions focused on addressing today's challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care.

In addition, AHRQ and AcademyHealth are partnering with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to host joint sessions on Tuesday afternoon, October 6, 2015, also at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, as part of the AHRQ research conference and PCORI’s first annual meeting, which follows at the same location from October 6–8, 2015.

The Tuesday afternoon sessions jointly hosted by AHRQ, AcademyHealth, and PCORI will address key issues in dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research.

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The 2015 AHRQ research conference, "Producing Evidence and Engaging Partners to Improve Health Care," cohosted with AcademyHealth will be held October 4–6 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Crystal City, Virginia. This year, AHRQ and AcademyHealth expanded the call for abstracts to showcase the breadth and depth of AHRQ-sponsored work and highlight the many ways that AHRQ research, data, and tools are contributing to measurable improvements in health care. AHRQ and AcademyHealth were pleased to invite organizations and individuals, AHRQ grantees and contractors, currently receiving AHRQ funding or were funded no earlier than 2012 to submit original research, including implementation research and evaluation, for display as posters. Submissions will be accepted in the following thematic areas: Improving Health Care Quality; Making Health Care Safer; Increasing Accessibility to Health Care; Improving Health Care Affordability, Efficiency, and Cost Transparency; Racial Ethnic Disparities; Research on Dissemination and Implementation Science. Priority will be given to abstracts that address the theme of the conference, demonstrate measurable improvement in policy or practice, rigorous methodological approach as well as show innovation in advancing the field. 

Conference Materials

Conference materials from past AHRQ Annual Conferences, including slide presentations and videos of plenary sessions (when available).


Page last reviewed September 2015
Internet Citation: AHRQ Research Conferences. September 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/conference/index.html