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EIS 2023: Abstracts calling, speakers announced
Get your abstract submitted by 4 June to have the opportunity to join our line-up of outstanding speakers at EIS 2023!
The Evidence and Implementation Summit (EIS) 2023 is taking place globally online and in-person in Melbourne, Australia, 9-11 October.
We are seeking abstracts for presentations, panels and lightning talks, across 12 areas of interest – spanning health and mental health, family and social services, First Nations perspectives, international development and climate change.
Selected abstracts will have the opportunity to be published in an implementation science open-source journal.
EIS 2023 brings together experts from across the globe to share their experiences in generating and implementing evidence for better policy and practice.
Article: 'Doing better for vulnerable children'
Writing in The Mandarin, CEI's Dr Vanessa Rose and Dr Melinda Polimeni draw attention to how Australia's policymakers might better address child maltreatment. An evidence-based approach to policy and practice can support better outcomes.
A real-world approach to evaluating youth mentoring programs
CEI has partnered in a multi-site randomised controlled trial of youth mentoring, working across 17 youth organisations across the UK – with YMCA George Williams College and Bryson Purdon Social Research, and funded by the Youth Endowment Fund.
With successful results in hand, the program is now moving to a full efficacy trial to measure the impact of mentoring on young people’s socio-emotional development and self-confidence.
How to bridge the ‘know-do’ gap in healthcare
CEI was recently invited by Singapore Institute of Technology to provide healthcare leaders, therapists and doctors with strategies to improve uptake of new, evidence-based interventions into routine practice.
CEI Director Dr Cheryl Seah reflects on the content of this workshop and highlights core resources for further reading.
Scaling what works with Movember
CEI hosted a three-day Knowledge Sharing workshop in London recently for global men’s health charity Movember, as part of its Scaling What Works (SWW) program.
SWW is supporting the spread and scale-up of 16 promising projects that target the mental health of men and boys in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada – so that more people can benefit.
Book chapter: Evaluation for philanthropists
CEI has contributed our expertise in evaluating philanthropic programs to the newly released book, A Philanthropist's Guide to Giving, from the Asia Philanthropy Circle.
Book chapter: Scaling what works
CEI’s Jane Lewis, Dr Eleanor Ott and Dr Robyn Mildon have authored the chapter “Scaling up: taking ‘what works’ to the next level” in a newly released book, The What Works Centres: Insights from an Evidence Movement.
Events and opportunities
- New Zealand's Supporting Parents Healthy Children program is offering a free online Implementation Science Forum, on 3 May, 9am to 3pm. CEI's Dr Robyn Mildon will be presenting at this event.
- CEI's partner CHILD at the National University of Singapore is presenting the webinar "Nurturing care for all young children: The promise, potential and pitfalls of primary care" on 11 May.
- The 6th UK Implementation Science Research Conference is being held 13-14 July, with abstracts closing on 2 May. Registrants can join in-person at the University of Limerick in Ireland, or virtually online. CEI is a conference sponsor.
- The free online course Pathways to Research Impact, focusing on uptake and translation of research, is now available.
Publications and knowledge sharing
- A Philanthropist's Guide to Giving: Asia-Based Insights from Asia Philanthropy Circle
CEI has partnered with Asia Philanthropy Circle to create this unique volume of guidance, drawing together insights from 31 case-studies in giving from across Asia.
- The What Works Centres: Lessons and Insights from an Evidence Movement
CEI's Dr Jane Lewis, Eleanor Ott and Dr Robyn Mildon have authored the chapter, "Scaling up: taking ‘what works’ to the next level" for this newly released book relevant to those working in or researching the social sector.
- The importance of quality early caregiving on children’s development
CEI Director Dr Cheryl Seah summarises recent research, with accessible guidance on the importance of supporting parental mental wellbeing, as well as outlining practical ways to create a conducive home environment for children. The article is in leading social sector publication, MENDAKI Policy Digest.
- Early intervention investment framework
CEI was commissioned by the Victorian Government (Australia) to inform development of this framework to guide early intervention and deliver better outcomes across the service system. The framework highlights seven features of successful early intervention systems.