About the Global Implementation Conference
The biennial Global Implementation Conference (GIC) was launched in 2011 with a focus on “What is Implementation?”. GIC 2013 then moved from the “What” to the “How” of implementation with conference sessions related to the process and tools used to implement effectively in community-based settings. GIC 2015 then expanded this focus further by engaging presenters and delegates in a discussion about the impact of implementation at scale.
For GIC 2017, we are excited to announce the conference theme:
Expanding Implementation Perspectives: Engaging Systems”. Specific conference program tracks related to this theme of Systems and Implementation are currently under development and will be announced soon.
Please join us in Toronto, Canada for an opportunity to learn, share, network and socialize with others who are passionate about implementation science, practice, and policy!
The GIC 2017 Planning Committee
Ph.D., President, The Implementation Group, Denver, US
Jennifer Schroeder, Ph.D., is President of The Implementation Group, an evaluation, consultation and technical assistance firm that promotes and supports effective implementation practices in community-based settings.
Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych is a Senior Scientist in the Child Evaluative Sciences Program of the Research Institute, and Head of the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit (CYMHRU) in the Department of Psychiatry at SickKids (The Hospital for Sick Children).
Ph.D., Co-Director, The National Implementation Research Network, Chapel Hill, US
Allison Metz, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist, Co-Director of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), and Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Freelance Implementation Consultant, Toronto, Canada
Jacquie has extensive experience in using implementation frameworks to support effective implementation and scale up of evidence-informed programmes and practices in complex systems in the health, education and child and family services sector.
Hélène is the Program Director for Injury Prevention at the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) where she brings research into practice and policy to reduce the incidence and prevalence of brain and spinal cord injuries.
Purnima Sundar (PhD) is the Director of Knowledge Mobilization at the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.
Heather Bullock, MSc. is currently on academic leave pursuing her PhD in the Health Policy program at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada and is part of the McMaster Health Forum’s Impact Lab.