Moving Research into Practice and Policy: the Importance of Implementation Science

Dr. Gabrielle Zimmermann

Wednesday, November 18 9:00 - 10:30

Moderator: Christine Stobart

Workshop Description: This workshop will begin by introducing the importance of implementation science and the role it has in healthcare practice and policy. Through a case study example, participants will be able to identify important steps that will help them apply implementation science principles and facilitate the uptake of evidence-based practices, programs, and policies in their own area of work. Participants will learn how to best implement their own research work using science-based theories and approaches. 

Gabrielle Zimmermann is the Program Coordinator – Knowledge Translation & Implementation Science with the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Knowledge Translation Platform.  She has wide-ranging experience in research and Knowledge Translation (KT) that encompasses the knowledge to action cycle; from creating and synthesizing evidence to facilitating the implementation of evidence into practice.  Her experience includes critical appraisal of evidence, developing KT plans/proposals and the practical application of implementation science.  Gabrielle is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.