Webinar Series 2023

«FAST: A Framework to Assess Speed of Translation of Health Innovations to Practice and Policy»

Prof. Dr. Enola Proctor, Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School (USA)

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – 17.00-18.30 CEST

«Articulating Implementation Mechanisms to Optimize for Impact, Efficiency, and Equity»

Dr. Cara C. Lewis, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA (USA)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – 18.00-19.30 CET

Webinar Series 2022

«Using artificial intelligence to facilitate the implementation of services in community pharmacy»

Prof. Dr. Victoria Garcia Cardenas, University of Technology, Sydney (AUS)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – 17.00-18.30 CET

«Advancing sustainability research in implementation science»

Prof. Dr. Rachel Shelton, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York (USA)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – 17.00-18.30 CET

«Applying implementation science methods for the control of food and waterborne infections»

Prof. Dr. Matt Freeman, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health
at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta (USA)

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – 17.00-18.30 CEST

Prof. Dr. Annette Boaz, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)
Wednesday March 23, 2022 at 17.00-18.30 CEST

2nd IMPACT Conference «Moving towards Impact – Implementation Science in Switzerland»

Due to the pandemic the 2nd IMPACT Conference was held as a virtual event.

On February 9, 2022 from 13.00 to 15.40 CET, a pre-conference workshop was offered with the aim to provide training for novice implementation scientists. Four keynote speakers, Dr. Rahel Naef and Dr. Lauren Clack (Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care, University of Zurich & Center of Clinical Nursing Science), PD Dr. Franziska Zúñiga (Nursing Science, University of Basel) and Dr. Thekla Brunkert (Nursing Science, University of Basel, University Department of Geriatric Medicine FELIX PLATTER, Basel) presented various implementation science topics targeted to novice implementation scientists and practitioners.

During the two conference days on February 10 and 11, 2022 from 15.00 to 18.00 CET, four international keynote lectures covered implementation science topics ranging from Environmental Public Health to Systems Science. On the first conference day, Dr. Douglas Luke (Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis, USA), Reto Auer (Institute of Primary Health Care, University of Bern & Center for Primary Care and Public Health, Lausanne), and Lauren Clack (Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care, University of Zurich & Center of Clinical Nursing Science) were invited as keynote speakers to share a wide range of expertise in various fields of implementation science. Afterwards, a roundtable discussion with international and national experts was moderated by Dr. Kate Molesworth (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute). Experiences of experts, enabling factors and challenges encountered to begin implementation science research were discussed. On the second conference day, Dr. Lindsey Martin (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Population Health Science Branch, Durham, North Carolina, USA) was invited as a keynote speaker to share her perspective on implementation science in the field of environmental health. Afterwards, two “Meet the Expert” sessions were the landmark of the day. In both sessions, four break-out rooms were organized and the audience had the possibility to join a topic of interest. In Part 1, four different projects in implementation science, about which abstracts submitted a priori by participants, were discussed in length and participants received methodological advice by our experts. In Part 2, four implementation themes were discussed by experts and participants: contextual analysis,  stakeholder involvement,  implementation outcomes and implementation strategies. In total, 133 and 115 participants from five continents attended the pre-conference workshop and the two-day conference, respectively.

The 2nd IMPACT Conference was funded by

Webinar Series 2021

April 14, June 23 & October 20, 2021 / 17.00 – 18.30 CET

Masterclass Series 2021

January 27, February 03, 10, 17 & March 03, 2021 / 16.30 – 18.00 CET

Starting on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 we organized an Implementation Science Masterclass series with contributions from international experts Professor Dr. Leah Zullig (Duke University, USA), Professor Dr. Byron Powell
(Washington University, St. Louis, USA) and Dr. Cynthia Vinson (senior advisor for implementation science in the USA’s National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences in Washington, DC). Each Masterclasses provided a mix of theoretical lectures and practical Swiss examples of implementation science projects, followed by a discussion.

An average of 177 participants attended the masterclasses.

Opening Event with Keynote Lectures

January 22, 2021 / 9.00 – 12.00 CET

The 1st IMPACT Conference signaled an exciting next phase in Swiss health care research.

On January 22, 2021, we spent the morning celebrating the official launch of the Swiss Implementation Science Network, beginning with keynote lectures – the first by Professor Dr. Michel Wensing, chief editor of the pioneering journal, ‘Implementation Science’ (University of Heidelberg, Germany), the second by Dr. Cynthia Vinson, senior advisor for implementation science in the USA’s National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences in Washington, DC.

A total of 237 participants from five continents attended the 1st IMPACT Conference which was due to the pandemic held as a virtual event.

The 1st IMPACT Conference was funded by

The IMPACT conference has been converted to a virtual event due to the CoVID-19 pandemic.