The 2021 Global Implementation Conference (GIC) is being planned for virtual participation May 3-5, 2021. Key conference themes will include: systems thinking in implementation design; scaling and sustainment; and equity and inclusiveness, among others. Through shared learning between a range of implementers, researchers, program managers and policy makers with implementation knowledge and experience, the GIC supports meaningful exchange among implementation-minded professionals. An important theme of the conference will be cross-fertilization between the growing field of implementation science and the field of scale-up. As part of the program, Expandnet members will virtually deliver a master class that will delve into the scale-up framework and tools to apply ExpandNet’s systematic approach to scale up and provide illustrations of their application from several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Visit the GIC website for more information.
The GIC is organized by the Global Implementation Society, which is also in the process of launching a new peer-review journal entitled Global Implementation Research and Applications (GIRA), which will be published quarterly, with a planned debut for Spring 2021. The journal seeks rigorous studies, perspectives, experiences, commentaries, book reviews and other types of submissions from administrators, consumers, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, supervisors and other stakeholders from any discipline, global region or setting. For more information about GIRA or to submit a manuscript, please visit this page.