The panel Dr Nancy Edwards, Scientific Director Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Professor, University of Ottawa, Professor Gabriele Bammer, ANU, Experts
Moderator Professor Chris van Weel
Who should participate? Researchers, professionals, policy makers involved in primary health care development.
Implementation and effectiveness research have become an integral part of the innovation of health care and transformation of health care systems. While traditional efficacy research is directed at questions about what interventions work, implementation and effectiveness research are directed at the questions of what interventions work, for whom, under what circumstances and are they scalable?
The objectives of this workshop are to review the state of the art of implementation research and to support researchers in the methodology design of their implementation or effectiveness research studies in the field of primary health care.
The Workshop has an interactive design, of presentations, small group discussions and plenary discussions. A number of participants will be invited to present their current research and receive advice on their methodological designs.
Projected outcomes of the workshop are to consider options for improving implementation research studies that aim to strengthen primary health care.
In preparation for the workshop 2 – 3 researchers, who are currently planning and designing a primary health care implementation or effectiveness study, will be invited to present a short outline of their study and summarise the choices they are facing. Workshop participants will be asked to provide their recommendations on these choices, and Professor Nancy Edwards will offer her comments on these recommendations.