In October, thought leaders from across Australia and the world will converge in Melbourne to discuss a critical question: How can we use evidence synthesis and implementation science to create impact for stronger communities worldwide?
The Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018 (GEIS) will bring together more than 600 delegates from a range of sectors worldwide, including leaders from Australia’s public services sector.
Notable experts, such as Hirokazu Yoshikawa from New York University and Dr Cara Lewis Associate Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, will discuss how to generate, synthesise and implement evidence for better policy and practice. They will also look at strategies for scaling, sustaining and evaluating results.
“We need to understand not just what interventions work, but why they work. There are few studies that really achieve that,” says Howard White, Campbell Collaboration CEO.
“GEIS 2018 is going move that agenda forward and help us do research into policy and practice that improves lives.”
Among multiple topics, GEIS 2018 will explore how evidence can be used to improve education and child welfare, how it can bolster mental health services and promote international collaboration that supports smarter humanitarian aid.
Ultimately, this premier summit is about using evidence to create real impact for individuals, families and communities worldwide.
As well as contributing to global progress, GEIS 2018 will be an invaluable learning and networking opportunity for funding agencies, policy makers, practitioners, knowledge brokers, implementation scientists and researchers.