Location: Online

Health systems continue to be challenged by systematic differences in the health status and outcomes of different population groups.

Addressing these systematic differences and improving health outcomes for different populations requires effective and tailored implementation of innovation, not just the innovation itself.

Implementation science provides a deeper understanding of how interventions succeed in different contexts, so that they can be more effectively delivered to everyone, at scale, and work to reduce health inequities.

Join national and international experts in implementation science, health equity and health systems research to explore how implementation science can be harnessed to produce better health outcomes, for all.

Event Recordings

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Program Overview

ISHCA will commence with a free Q&A session with Prof Nick Sevdalis, Director, Centre for Implementation Science, King’s College London on Wednesday 24 November.

The opening plenary session on Thursday 25 November will highlight the challenges of health equity in implementation research, with speakers Professor Lisa Jackson-Pulver (University of Sydney), Dr Heidi Janssen, (Hunter Medical Research Institute) and Professor Chris Russell (Flinders University) drawing from their diverse experiences.

Demonstrating the importance and value of stakeholder engagement to implementation and implementation research will A/Prof Professor Gillian Harvey (Flinders University), Ms Ainslie Cahill AM (SPHERE) and Associate Professor Reema Harrison (Macquarie University).

Attendees will also get the chance to explore the challenge of balancing implementation outcomes with clinical outcomes at a panel discussion featuring Australian National University’s Professor Russel Gruen, Dr Trish Bradd, Director Patient Safety at the Clinical Excellence Commission, Professor Luke Wolfenden, head of the National Centre of Implementation Science at the University of Newcastle and Ms Merran Findlay, researcher and Oncology Specialist Dietitian at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Health systems continue to be challenged by systematic differences in the health status and outcomes of different population groups.

Addressing these systematic differences and improving health outcomes for different populations requires effective and tailored implementation of innovation, not just the innovation itself.

Implementation science provides a deeper understanding of how interventions succeed in different contexts, so that they can be more effectively delivered to everyone, at scale, and work to reduce health inequities.

ISHCA 21 is jointly hosted by Sydney Health Partners, Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE) and the National Centre of Implementation Science (NCOIS; University of Newcastle).

Register now to ensure you don’t miss out on this Australian-first conference. Discounted registration is also available for students.

Pricing Schedule

Day 1 Registration (24 November): Free
3-Day Registration: $60
3-Day Registration (Student): $30


Topics for consideration included:

  • engaging communities in partnerships
  • applying implementation frameworks, models and theories in health research
  • health system readiness to engage in implementation research and practice
  • implementation strategies
  • outcomes focused research or practice
  • reports on research methods, measurement and tools for implementation research and practice
  • implementation and pragmatic trials and programmatic approaches in healthcare
  • literature reviews, including scoping, narrative, systematic reviews.

Present in one of three formats:

  • Concurrent Session – Oral presentation (15 mins plus 5 mins Q&A)
  • Rapid Fire – Brief oral presentation (5 mins plus 2 mins Q&A)
  • Poster presentation (If the conference pivots to online delivery, the posters will be accompanied by a 2min pre-recorded ‘mini oral’).

Submission Timeline

  • Wednesday 18 August : Abstracts submissions open
  • Early September: Conference registrations open
  • Monday 13 September: Abstract submissions close
  • Monday 4 October: Abstract outcome notification
  • Monday 18 October: All presenters required to register for ISHCA 21

Download the submission guidelines (pdf) for more information.

 

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