The Cancer Implementation Science and Sydney Health Partners Implementation Science Communities of Practice are joining forces to present an interactive webinar on:
How to conduct pilot &feasibility implementation trials in clinical practice
Feasibility and pilot studies for implementation trials are similar to those for intervention trials, but focus on developing implementation strategies, refining research methods and undertaking preliminary testing of implementation strategies. This slightly different focus often presents challenges for researchers who are new to implementation science, which we aim to address in this interactive webinar for clinician-researchers and implementation researchers.
In this interactive webinar, A/Prof Joanne Shaw will provide an overview of issues to consider when conducting feasibility and pilot studies for implementation trials and illustrate how those issues played out in her pilot work for the ADAPT Program (Anxiety and Depression Pathway Program). A/Prof Peter Grimison, A/Prof Susanna Park & Dr Cassandra White will present case studies on their work in setting up pilot and feasibility implementation studies. This session will be moderated by Dr Ben Smith, who is working with the Translational Cancer Research Centres to build implementation science capacity and collaborations for better cancer outcomes through the Implementation Science Community of Practice.
About the Sydney Health Partners Implementation Science Community of Practice
The Sydney Health Partners Implementation Science Community of Practice is an online community for all those interested in Implementation Science. Bringing together healthcare professionals, researchers and students from across Sydney Health Partners and beyond, the community facilitates networking and knowledge sharing about initiatives and methods to improve the translation of evidence into clinical practice. The Community also supports capacity development through annual educational and training events and workshops, offering online educational resources and pilot grants for implementation research projects.
Do you have a cancer implementation research idea that's in its early stages of development? We can assist with its development through our online Concept Development Workshop (CDW). Last year we had three very successful workshops, apply now to have a chance to join the success in 2021!
Conditions: The Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice will support the development of presented concepts with the understanding that the investigator intends the project to be a collaborative study. Therefore, by accepting an invitation to the workshop, the investigator undertakes to:
Continue developing the concept to funding stage
Acknowledge The Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice
Details of submitted concepts will be kept confidential and will remain the intellectual property of the applicants.
The selection process: Submissions will be reviewed by representatives from the ‘Cancer Implementation Science Help Team’. Submissions will be considered based on:
Importance: potential to inform the science and practice of oncology and likely to be of interest to funding bodies
Scientific quality: the implementation study design and methods that have been proposed in the CDW application have the potential to be developed into a high-quality research plan
Feasibility: the investigators have the required expertise (or we can help identify potential collaborators) and are likely to be able to gather the needed resources to successfully complete the project
The project has potential to significantly improve cancer care outcomes
What will you get out of submitting a concept? If your concept is selected you will receive multiple rounds of feedback from our expert panel. The concept will go through an initial review stage, feedback will be given to you for refinement, then you will present the revised version at our online CDW where further feedback will be given.
Who can attend? Successful investigators and members of their proposed research team will be invited to attend the workshop. Cancer Implementation Science Help Team Our ‘Cancer Implementation Science Help Team’ includes:
“It takes an average of 17 years for 14% of original research to be integrated into clinical practice among physicians”.
As shocking as the above catchcry may seem, that's the estimate that we've been hearing over and over again in the realm of implementation science. So the question is... what can be done by researchers and practitioners to help speed up the process of translating research into real-world uptake impact? Some have called this a “methodologist’s dream”, i.e., combining effectiveness and implementation in varying degrees in one design. In this interactive* webinar, A/Prof Luke Wolfenden will provide an overview, design considerations, strengths and challenges of hybrid designs, tips for seeking grant funding and future directions. Dr Joanne Beames and Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly will provide case studies of Type I and Type II hybrid studies focused on using technology to deliver effective and scalable depression and psychosocial cancer care. This session will be moderated by Dr Ben Smith, who is working with the Translational Cancer Research Centres to build implementation science capacity and collaborations for better cancer outcomes through the Implementation Science Community of Practice.
*Specific Q&A after each presenter and general Q&A at the end.
See the Resources page for handouts, slides, tools or other useful educational materials arising from our recent events
Friday 29th May 2020 11-12pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled many cancer care health professionals into the unfamiliar territory of telehealth. Now that some time has passed since new measures have been in place, how will telehealth in cancer care be maintained after the pandemic ends?
MareeBalmain who lives in and manages Avon Downs, a remote cattle station, will also share her personal telehealth experience. Don't miss your chance to engage with these experts to discuss about the future of telehealth in clinical and research settings.
In this interactive* 1-hour webinar, we'll discuss:
How COVID-19 has affected telehealth in cancer care
How implementation science can be used for the sustained implementation of telehealth
How to help those who may have access issues or limited telehealth literacy
*Specific Q&A after each presenter and general Q&A at the end.
Monday 18th Feb 2019 - Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Event sold out
Our journal club is the ideal meeting place for early, mid and senior career researchers, allied health practitioners, hospital-based staff including clinicians, nurses, quality improvement staff and innovation managers looking to connect with each other and uncover the latest research in a friendly environment. At each meeting we'll be discussing the latest articles on implementation science research and looking at exciting projects from around the world. Meetings are be chaired by different participants each time.
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If you would like to join journal club, please complete our Community of Practice sign-up form and select 'journal club'. If have already registered to join the journal club you don't need to register for subsequent meetings as you'll receive an invitation to each meeting. Only new members need register here and state how you would like to join us. Joining instructions in person and online will then be sent to all members.