We are pleased to announce the EIE2023 pre-event workshops, which will be held online, in the run-up to the main EIE2023 event in June. The workshops will be led by international experts in the field and will feature interactive exchanges with participants. Join the EIE2023 pre-event workshops and continue the discussion at EIE2023!

Participation in these workshops is free for EIE2023 delegates (please see your personal registration link you received by email), and open to anyone for a small fee.

Pre-event Workshop 1:

Grappling with the Updated Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)
An advanced workshop for experienced users of the framework

April 27, 2023, 16:00 - 17:30 CET, online

Shari Rogal, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, US
Caitlin Reardon, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, US
Bianca Albers, Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care, CH (Facilitator)

The original Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) was published in 2009 in Implementation Science; although it is among the most cited frameworks in implementation science, advances in the field necessitated updates to the framework. As a result, the Updated CFIR and the CFIR Outcomes Addendum were published in 2022. The Updated CFIR includes revisions to existing domains and constructs as well as the addition, removal, and relocation of constructs. These changes address gaps in the CFIR as well as important critiques of the framework, including the need to better center innovation recipients and determinants to implementation equity in the framework. Since the publication of the Updated CFIR, multiple researchers in the European Implementation Collaborative (EIC) have worked to use the framework in their projects, resulting in multiple in-depth discussions about how to understand and use the Updated CFIR.
With this EIE2023 pre-conference workshop, we would like to invite a wider circle of international colleagues to join the discussion and share their experience using the Updated CFIR. This workshop is not a basic introduction to the framework; this workshop is intended for individuals already familiar with the Updated CFIR who want to share experiences using the framework and ask questions. All levels of experience are welcome to contribute to the session.
We have invited two CFIR experts to join us to share in-depth knowledge on the Updated CFIR and provide advice. Join us on April 27th online and continue the discussion at EIE2023!

Pre-event Workshop 2:

The EuroVision of Implementation:
An Introductory Workshop to Implementation

May 15, 2023, 16.00 - 19.00 CET, online

Katie Burke, Corporate Governance Institute, Ireland
Cecilie Varsi, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Heather Rogers, Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute, Spain
Leah Bührmann, Northumbria University, UK

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the main concepts of implementation. The EuroVision of Implementation is for researchers, practitioners, policy developers and others who want to get to know implementation and the science behind it. We will offer you a dynamic mix of brief presentations, interactive group work and facilitated discussions. After attending the EuroVision of Implementation, you will know enough about implementation terms, concepts, and tools to get the most out of your EIE2023 attendance.

Pre-event Workshop 3:

Implementation Practice Competencies:
Co-Creation and Engagement

May 23, 2023, 15:00 - 18:00 CET, online

Allison Metz, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, US
Amanda Farley, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, US
Lacy Dicharry, Expert by Experience, US
Marita Brack, NHS Education for Scotland, UK
Todd Jensen, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, US

Are you a leader, manager, or team member working in the health and human services field who supports change efforts such as the implementation and execution of programs, practices, and policies in the health and human services field? Are you interested in improving your ability to support and sustain implementation and change efforts over time? If so, this pre-conference session may be just right for you!

The Collaborative for Implementation Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work has launched a new Certificate Program in Implementation Practice based on core competencies for implementation support.  This pre-conference session will offer tools and strategies from the first course of the certificate program – Co-creation and Engagement.  The preconference session will provide hands-on opportunities to apply proven tools and strategies to your own implementation efforts.

Learning objectives include:

  • Demonstrate an ability to foster co-learning using a one-to-one activity.
  • Give examples of technical and relational strategies for building trusting relationships.
  • Identify current levels of engagement for implementation partners and assess whether a different level of engagement is needed.

Individuals who participate in this pre-conference session will be offered the opportunity to complete the full certificate program at a discounted rate in the future if interested.