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Evidence and Implementation Summit 2020

The theme for the summit is Bringing together evidence, implementation, policy, and politics: Towards a better future for all. Abstract submissions close 26 April 2020.

21st October, 2020 to 22nd October, 2020
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New South Wales
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The Evidence and Implementation Summit 2020 is an evolution of the Australasian Implementation Conference and the Global Evidence and Implementation Summit that was held in 2018. EIS 2020 will mark 10 years since the creation of the event series; it continues to be one of the leading evidence and implementation events on the global calendar.

If you are a policy maker, practitioner, organisational leader, researcher, implementation scientist or a funder, EIS 2020 is for you. Our focus is on the intersection of research, policy and practice. Share advances in the fields of evaluation, evidence synthesis and translation and implementation science and debate their impact on policies and programs to change the lives of people and communities for the better.

The theme for the summit is Bringing together evidence, implementation, policy, and politics: Towards a better future for all, with the following sub themes:

1.   Fast, good, cheap - choose two! Generating and implementing rigorous policy and practice-ready evidence

The trade-off between time, cost and quality is a challenge faced by grant-makers, funders, and those who generate and support the implementation of evidence.  This Summit theme explores the challenge of accessing and implementing timely, high quality evidence and innovative approaches that aim to deliver evidence to the people who need to use it - faster.

2.   Context counts: translation, adaptation and transportability of evidence across people, place, culture and systems

Evidence is not always portable across contexts and may need to be adapted to systems and culture to be effective. How can solutions be both informed by evidence and allow for flexibility to context, and how does implementation science achieve this in real world settings? This Summit theme explores the importance of context.

3.   Core competencies for evidence synthesis, translation and implementation practice and science

How can we better equip the evidence and implementation workforce? What core competencies will be required to synthesise and translate evidence into practice as we move forward in implementation science?

4.   Innovation in implementation science, evaluation design, evidence synthesis, scaling up

New approaches to utilising and implementing evidence require innovation in design, synthesis, research, evaluation and scale-up. This Summit theme explores new and emerging methodologies and approaches that focus on advancing the generation, implementation, and use of evidence.

5.   Building a better future: Systems change for complex problems such as poverty, inequality, climate change, mass migration

What role can evidence and implementation science play, alongside politics and policy, to help with the systems-level changes we will require to face new and complex challenges in the future? How can investment in evidence and implementation contribute toward building a better future? How can evidence and implementation science drive the systems changes that are required to address these complex global issues?