In the Trenches: Implementation to Impact Summit

June 7-8, 2019 | Banff, Alberta, Canada

SUMMIT PROCEEDINGS REPORT now available: access it here

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Looking to scale up and spread your business, or translate your groundbreaking research into on-the-ground impact?

In the Trenches is a one-of-a-kind summit for entrepreneurs, researchers, policy-makers, program managers, and anyone else working in research and innovation. Connect with global experts, learn from relevant case studies, and share best practices, all in Alberta’s beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Attending In the Trenches and want to tell the world? Use our hashtag, #Implementation2Impact, and stay tuned on Twitter during the event. 

Featured Speakers

Pavel Ovseiko

Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Management, University of Oxford

Stephen Hanney

Emeritus Professor, Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University London

Peter Riddles

Board Member, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

Elizabeth Shirt

Executive Director of Policy and Strategy, Emissions Reduction Alberta

Lauren Gerlach

Director, AcademyHealth

Nancy Fraser

Senior Program Director, Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services

Dale Sanders

Chief Technology Officer, Health Catalyst

Rick Glazier

Scientific Director, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, CIHR

Adam Kamenetzky

Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Health Research


Day One

2:00 PM Registration Check In
2:45 PM Welcome

Theme: Setting the Stage for Implementation to Impact (and back again)

3:00 PM – Session One: Frameworks and Approaches to Navigate Implementation to Impact
4:00 PM – Session Two: Switching to Practice – Integrating Patients’ Perspectives on What Matters
5:00 PM – Session Three: Flipping the Switch – Cross-sector Learnings from Near and Far
6:15 PM – Cocktails and Refreshments: Banff Springs Hotel Networking Reception

Day Two

7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM  Overview of the Day

Theme: Creating a Culture for Societal Impact

8:15 AM – Session One: Building Stakeholder Engagement Platforms for Culture Change
9:15 AM – Refreshment and Networking Break and Dialogue with Presenters

9:45 AM – Session Two: Building a Diverse Talent Pool for the Future
11:15 AM – World Café
12:00 PM – Lunch

Theme: Novel Approaches for Scaling Research and Innovation to Impact

1:00 PM – Session One: Scaling in the Trenches
2:00 PM – Refreshment and Networking Break and Dialogue with Presenters
2:30 PM – Session Two: Show Me the Data
3:45 PM – Session Three: Assessing Scale and Spread for Sustainable Impact
4:45 PM – Summary
5:00 PM – Closing Connections and Dialogue with Presenters in Mclab Bistro

In the Trenches is presented by Alberta Innovates and co-hosted by the University of Oxford.