The International Conference of Implementation and Scale-up is co-hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale-up (CoE-SISU), BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University and UNICEF Bangladesh.

The conference aims to showcase the role of Implementation Research (IR) in promoting a culture of evidence-based health and other social development programmes, policies and practices, as well as to create demand for the key implementers and policy makers towards mainstreaming IR in order to bridge the gap between research and policy making.

The Conference also aspires to create a demand for global knowledge sharing through an inclusive platform and to document the success stories in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) through the use of IR to influence programme, policy, and practice.


Organizer – Dr. Malabika Sarker

Co-Chair – Dr. Juanita Vasquez Escallon


Conference Objectives

  1. To showcase the role of IS in promoting a culture of evidence-based health and other social development program policies and practices.
  2. To create a demand for IS from program managers and policymakers and bridge gaps between research and policy making.
  3. To create a global knowledge sharing platform for success stories among LMICs about the use of IS to influence programs, policies and practices.
  4. To promote CoE-SISU as a knowledge leader in South Asia for the promotion of IS and as a regional hub for knowledge translation on IS, conducting science clinics built around problem-based implementation scenarios, and aiding the acquisition of specific skills and knowledge on IS for development specialists and policymakers for adoption in their own country contexts.
Potential Outcomes
  • Opportunities for Partnerships
    • GCIS 2019 will allow researchers and implementers to present their work directly to open-minded program managers, helping to promote the partnership between research and policymaking
  • Networking
    • GCIS 2019 will host implementers and researchers from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels from around the world facilitating opportunities to interact over a shared passion for implementation science
  • Idea Generation
    • GCIS 2019 will be a platform to share the successes and challenges of implementation science in a variety of fields and our collaborative parallel sessions may provide the necessary inspiration to drive projects further

Call for Abstracts

Oral Presentation Format:

  • Presentation Time – 10 minutes (not including Q&A)
  • Please submit the Final Draft of your Presentation by 20th June, 2019 23:59 Bangladesh Standard Time/17:59 UTC
  • Following this Submission, no changes or additional updates will be accepted.
Maximum Presentation Size 10 slides
Suggested Presentation Format
Introduction 1 slide
Justification 1 slide
Objective/Research Question 1 slide
Methodology 3 slides
Results 3 slides
Recommendation/Conclusion 1 slide

Poster Session Guidelines

General Information

  • The poster size will be 4 feet tall x 8 feet wide.
  • Thumbtacks will be available on-site for mounting the displays.
  • No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.
  • The author must remain by his/her poster board for the duration of the one-hour session.
  • Printed poster should be submitted on 29th June, 2019 during registration.
  • Posters may be set up 30 minutes before the start of the session.
  • Bring business cards with you in case the viewer is interested in more information.

Poster Development Tips

  • Materials should include the title of the presentation and list of authors.
    • Letters in the title should be at least 1-inch high.
    • Bring all illustrations needed — figures, tables, color photographs, charts.
  • The material should be well labeled and legible from a distance of 10 to 15 feet away.
    • Lettering should be bold.
    • If you will be posting typed material, use 24+ point font on white, non-glossy paper.
    • Use 1-inch margins.
    • Avoid use of fancy fonts. Use proper capitalization.
    • Sans serif fonts (ex. Veranda) are easier to read than Serif fonts such as (ex. Times New Roman).