Third Australasian Implementation Conference (AIC)

The University of Melbourne Department of Social Work, along with the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is co-hosting the third biennial Australasian Implementation Conference (AIC) in Melbourne 5–6 of October 2016.


The AIC 2016 aims to advance implementation science – the integration of evidence into policy and practice – to ensure effective implementation results in better health, education and wellbeing for individuals, families, and communities.

The only event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the two-day event titled Driving Effective Implementation gathers internationally renowned speakers and leaders in implementation science and practice. Together they share their latest insights and lessons learnt about generating evidence, and effectively translating and disseminating it for use in policies, practices and programs.

Speakers to date include:

  • Howard White, the Chief Executive Officer of the Campbell Collaboration. Through its coordinating group on Knowledge Translation and Implementation, Campbell embraces the implementation agenda, and promotes systematic reviews focusing on knowledge translation and implementation.
  • Dr Aarons, Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center at the University of California, San Diego and the Co-Director for the Center for Organizational Research on Implementation and Leadership. His body of work has focused on implementation issues across various interventions and settings.
  • More speakers to be announced very soon…

If you work in health, education, social care or international development, and you are committed to helping communities create sustainable and lasting change, the AIC 2016 is a must-attend event.

Register on the AIC website for early bird rates.

A Call for Abstracts under six themes related to the overall conference theme of Driving Effective Implementation is currently open. Submissions close 8 May 2016.