Workshop on Implementation Science

Max Healthcare in association with NIHR Global Health Research Unit and Network of Diabetes and Cardio Vascular Disease in South Asia cordially invites you to the:

Programme Overview

A key challenge faced by all countries is how to take proven interventions and strategies and to implement them “at scale” to improve health care delivery and public health outcomes. In India, many interventions and policy strategies have been widely and successfully implemented in the country to address its public health challenges over the last 20 years. Without having a good understanding on how best to deliver those interventions and programs at scale, and across the whole country, given the incredible diversity of settings and populations, it will be very challenging to achieve the best possible health outcomes for the country. Therefore, understanding implementation research and acquiring practical skills of program evaluation will be critically important for program implementers, clinicians and researchers in India.

This two-day workshop will overview the field of implementation science including basic concepts and methods in implementation research, applicable tools for program evaluation and quality improvement, as well as how to work with multidisciplinary teams involving researchers, program implementers and policy-makers. Through the workshop, participants will achieve a deeper understanding of the field of implementation research and will acquire practical skills that they can apply in their work.


  1. Introduce clinicians/program implementers/researchers to the field of implementation research and program evaluation.
  2. Inform, through health practitioners, policymakers and researchers, how to study and implement research findings into policy and practice.
  3. Overview relevant theoretical models, research designs and measurement.
  4. Illustrate ways of collaborating and networking more nationally and globally.
  5. Showcase examples of implementation research and the uptake of research findings into policy and practice.

Workshop Textbook: Fabrizio D’Esposito, Emma Thomas, and Brian Oldenburg. A practical guide for implementation research to improve the prevention and control of NCDs. World Health Organization, 2016.


Day 1
8.00am – 9.00amRegistration
9.00am – 9.20amWelcome and opening remarks : Dr. Sandeep Budhiraja
9.20am – 9.45amIntroduction : Professor Brian Oldenburg and Dr.Vinitaa Jha
Participants to identify their workshop objectives to achieve by the end of the workshop
Introduction of faculty
Introduce the course textbook
9.45am – 10.45amAn overview of implementation science – Key concepts and issues (Lecture 1) – Professor Brian Oldenburg
10.45am – 11.00amCoffee break
11.00am – 12.00pmAn overview of implementation science – Key concepts and issues (Lecture 1) – Professor Brian Oldenburg
12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch
1.30pm – 3.00pmGroup Activity: Development of an implementation research project (Small Group Session 1)
Each workshop participant will briefly present and discuss their project in the small group Brief reporting back from small groups of three key learnings Faculty members will facilitate the group discussion
3.00pm – 3.30pmCoffee break
3.30pm – 5.00pmPanel: Translation between research, policy and practice
Faculty and invited speakers (senior researchers, policy makers, senior public health practitioners) will participate: Each panel member will briefly overview his/her approach to implementation research and knowledge translation The remainder of the time will be Q&A with workshop participants
5.00pm-6.30pmFeedback, reception and networking

Day 2
Time/Venue  Topic
9.00am – 9.30amReview of day 1
Learnings and what the participants want to learn more about by the end of Day 2
9.30am – 10.30amConceptual models and theoretical frameworks – What is useful? (Lecture 3) – Professor Brian Oldenburg
10.30am – 11.00amCoffee break
11.00am-12.30pmCase studies of existing projects or research projects: applying implementation science in real-world projects (Lecture 4)
Each case example will highlight how the issue of context has been conceptualised and addressed, how it was evaluated and what have been the major learnings for individual projects
12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch
1.30pm – 2.30pm Global experience and challenges in implementation research and knowledge translation (Lecture 5) – Professor John Chambers and Professor Brian Oldenburg
2.30pm -4.00pmGroup activity: Development of future implementation research plan / program evaluation plan on participants’ own projects (Small Group Session 2)
Each workshop participant will discuss how to strengthen study design and measurement in their project Brief reporting back from small groups of three key learnings Faculty members will facilitate each of the groups
4.00pm – 4.15pm  Coffee break
4.15pm – 5.00pmRoundtable: Collaboration across disciplinary and plans for future capacity building and training
Discussion about collaboration across disciplinary, potential plan and strategy for capacity building across China, mentorship and networking
5.00pm – 5.30pmConcluding remarks Feedback and evaluation

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