Live Training Events

GACD holds Implementation Science Training School and Workshop each year adjacent to the Annual Scientific Meeting as part of its capacity-building mandate. In response to increasing demand for training in this area, these previously once-a year offerings have been ramped up to include an additional Workshops in locations around the world.

GACD’s commitment to capacity strengthening

Since 2014, GACD has facilitated Implementation Science Workshops to introduce early- and mid-career researchers to the field of dissemination and implementation science over a two-day programme.

Since their inception, the Workshops have been facilitated by GACD researcher Professor Brian Oldenburg. Brian has taken the workshop offerings from modest beginnings of 25 participants at the first event in Xi’an, China, to 60+ participants, including novel and innovative engagement of policymakers and funders.

Building on the success of the Workshops, since 2018, GACD has delivered an annual Implementation Science School as part of its commitment to capacity strengthening.

The aims of the School include:

  • To introduce early- and mid-career researchers to the field of implementation science.
  • To facilitate collaboration and networking.
  • To explore examples of implementation research and the process of moving research findings into policy and practice.

Our expert faculty

Prominent global experts from the field of implementation science have kindly contributed their time and expertise to our Schools and Masterclasses.

The faculty include:

  • Prof Brian Oldenburg, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute & La Trobe University, Australia
  • Dr Ed Gregg, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Prof Lijing Yan, Duke Kunshan University, China
  • Prof Pilvikki Absetz, University of East Finland, Finland
  • Dr Vilma Irazola, Instituto de Efectividad Clinica y Sanitaria (IECS), Argentina & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
  • Dr Rachel Sturke, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Dr Rajesh Vedanthan, NYU Langone School of Medicine, USA
  • Dr Zahra Aziz, Monash University, Australia
  • Dr Catherine Kyobutungi, African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya
  • Dr Lisa Hirschhorn, Northwestern University, US
  • Dr Mark Huffman, University of Washington, US

The trainee experience

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GACD Implementation Science Training Schools Since 2018

Check out the highlights of the Third School in 2020 and the Fourth School in 2021 on the dedicated pages.

4th Implementation Science School Highlights

3rd Implementation Science School Highlights

GACD Implementation Science Training Schools Since 2018

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) brings together major international research funding agencies specifically to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries and vulnerable populations in high-income countries. For more information on the GACD – and opportunities for research funding – please visit their website. (Please note this will take you away from the GACD e-Hub.)

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