GACD Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Welcome to the 2018 GACD Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) page, where you will find the meeting programme, presentations, pictures and more.

The 2018 ASM was hosted by the Sao Paolo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and ran from 12 – 16 November 2018. The ASM is a vibrant, productive time for the GACD family and featured the following programme offerings:

  • Implementation Science Workshop (12 – 13 November)
  • Scale-up forum (morning of 14 November)
  • Annual Scientific Meeting (14 – 16 November)
  • Tourist visit (17 November)


The 2018 programme can be seen by following this link: ASM Agenda.

The programme was largely focused around issues that cut across disease entities. Four discussion sessions/mini-workshops were held to facilitate discussion around themes considered central to the GACD Network:

  • Addressing and evaluating context
  • Implementation & scale-up of interventions
  • Data standardisation
  • Multimorbidity


Pictures from the meeting can be viewed here

Implementation Science Workshop

The Implementation Science Workshop programme can be see by following this link: 10th GACD ISW Programme

Workshop presentations can be accessed by following the links below:

ImpSci Day1
ImpSci Day2


Wednesday 14 November

Scale-up forum: Scale-Up: Whose responsibility is it anyhow – Researchers, funders, policy-makers or civil society?

Scale up case example 1
Economic evaluation and scale up

Research Programme highlights

GACD Hypertension Programme Report Overview
GACD Hypertension Challenges & Lessons
GACD Diabetes Programme Highlights
GACD Lung Diseases Programme Highlights

Thursday 15 November

Working group updates

Diabetes Data Standardisation
Mental Health Data Standardisation
Context Working Group
Multimorbidity Working Group

Project presentations from slide show

Previous meeting handbooks

2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016 Annual Scientific Meeting Sydney, Australia
2015 Annual Scientific Meeting Mexico City, Mexico
2014 Annual Scientific Meeting Xi’an, China

Links and resources


Implementation science scoring tool

Funding opportunities

European Commission funding opportunities


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