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Last year's CoHSTAR Implementation Science Institute was well-received; this year's online event features two days of insight on applying research to practice in a variety of settings.

Rehabilitation clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders are being offered a rare opportunity to learn from some of the profession's thought leaders on how to move science into actual practice — all for free, and all online.

This year, the Center on Health Services Training and Research, also known as CoHSTAR, is offering its second annual Implementation Science Institute as a free-access virtual event in two sessions, May 11 and 21.

The online event will feature different agendas for each session, with sessions running from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m ET both days. Topics include accelerating the uptake of evidence; implementing science in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, pediatric physical therapy, and community-based programs; and making effective use of CPGs for low back pain and adhesive capsulitis. The event will also include a panel discussion on writing successful science proposals, accompanied by a discussion of funding opportunities.

Although the event is free, spaces are limited — and last year’s in-person event was highly attended — so visit CoHSTAR's Implementation Science Institute webpage soon to learn more and register.

CoHSTAR was established with a Foundation for Physical Therapy Research grant of $2.5 million. APTA was a major financial contributor to the development of CoHSTAR, having donated $1 million toward the center's startup in 2015. Additional contributions came from APTA components, individuals, foundations, and corporate supporters.

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