2019 GACD Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) was held in Bangkok, Thailand and was hosted by the Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI). The ASM ran from 11-15 November and included the Implementation Science Workshop on the first 2 days of the week.

Programme and agenda

See the programme overview for the week here: 2019 ASM Programme Overview
See the ASM agenda here: 2019 ASM Agenda
See the ISW agenda here: 2019 ISW programme

2018 ASM Handbook

Presentations

Monday 11 November

Implementation Science workshop

An overview of implementation science – Brian Oldenburg
Selecting appropriate study design and measurement for your project – Vilma Irazola
Group work – Day 1
Case Study Scale – Vilma Irazola
Policy panel: Research findings to policy & practice – Pilvikki Absetz
Policy panel: Implementation science for clean cooking – Josh Rosenthal

Tuesday 12 November

Implementation Science workshop

Conceptual models and theoretical frameworks
LMIC case study:Stakeholder Engagement & Implementation Research in Kenya – Rajesh Vedanthan
LMIC case study: Case studies from rural China – Lijing Yan
Global networking and funding for Implementation Science – Rajesh Vedanthan

Wednesday 13 November

Scale-up Forum

What is scaleup?
The perspective from an economist: Prof Ajay Mahal
The perspective from public health: Prof Brian Oldenburg

Getting Ready for Scale-up Research
Ed Fottrell – SU16: The Bangladesh D:CLARE Project (Diabetes: Community-Led Awareness, Response and Evaluation)
Puhong Zhang – SU14: School-based education programme to reduce salt: Scaling-up in China (EduSaltS)
P Sujarwoto – SU21: Scale-up of a primary care intervention for cardiovascular risk management in Malang, Indonesia

Conceptualisation Of Scale-Up and What Is Being Scaled Up?
Josefien Van Olmen – SU03: SCUBY – SCale Up an integrated care package for diaBetes and hYpertension for vulnerable people in Cambodia, Slovenia and Belgium
Seino Kaoruko – SU12: Community mHealth Integrated Care (ComHIC) to manage hypertension/diabetes in Tanzania’s overburdened health system

Doing Scale-Up Research – Innovative Methods, Challenges and Issues
Jacqui Webster – SU18: Scaling up food policy interventions to reduce non-communicable diseases in the Pacific Islands
Tian Maoyi – SU20: Strengthening China’s essential public health package for hypertension and diabetes care in rural village clinics through meaningful use of health information systems
Prof Catherine Law – Scaleup research and grants: Do’s and Don’ts

Annual Scientific Meeting

Diabetes Research Programme Highlights
Lung Diseases Research Programme Highlights
Mental Health Research Programme Highlights

Joint Peer Review Reflections

Thursday 14 November

Skills building session – Health economics analysis: Prof Ajay Mahal

Project presentations A1: Community health & peer support
DM04 & SU11: Community Health Assessment Program in the Philippines (CHAPP)
DM07: SMART2D – A people-centred approach through Self-Management and Reciprocal learning for the prevention and management of Type-2-Diabetes
DM15: Bridging Income Generation with Group Integrated Care (BIGPIC)DM15: Bridging Income Generation with Group Integrated Care (BIGPIC)
DM17: Tools and Practices to Reduce CVD and Complications in Diabetics in Mexico
SU12: Community mHealth Integrated Care (ComHIC) to manage hypertension/ diabetes in Tanzania’s overburdened health system
SU13: Community-based lifestyle intervention for diabetes management in rural Nepal: A Cluster randomized trial
MH23: Using Peer Support In Developing Empowering Mental Health Services (UPSIDES)
DM03: IINDIAGO (Integrated INtervention for DIAbetes rIsk after GestatiOnal diabetes)

Project presentations A2: Clinical decision support & systems
DM02: Systematic Medical Assessment, Referral and Treatment for Diabetes care using Lay Family Health Promoters – SMART Diabetes
SU21: Scale-up of a primary care intervention for cardiovascular risk management in Malang, Indonesia
13.SU05: INTE-AFRICA

Project presentations A3: mHealth & community health
DM13: The Bangladesh D-Magic Trial. Diabetes Mellitus: Action Through Groups or Information for Better Control?
SU16: The Bangladesh D:CLARE Project (Diabetes: Community-Led Awareness, Response and Evaluation)
SU17: CHArMING – Control of Hypertension and diAbetes in MINas Gerais

Project presentations A4: Comprehensive care & lifestyle modification

DM14: Implementation of foot thermometry and SMS to prevent diabetic foot ulcer
DM16: A lifestyle intervention program for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus among South Asian women with gestational diabetes mellitus
SU03: SCUBY – SCale Up an integrated care package for diaBetes and hYpertension for vulnerable people in Cambodia, Slovenia and Belgium
SU22: Scaling up interventions to improve the control of hypertension and diabetes in partnership with the governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu: Leveraging India’s national NCD program
HT06: Improving the control of HT in rural India: overcoming the barriers to diagnosis and effective treatment

Project presentations A5: Salt reduction & food policy

HT04: A school-based education program to reduce salt intake in children and their families
SU14: School-based education programme to reduce salt: Scaling-up in China (EduSaltS)
SU18: Scaling up food policy interventions to reduce non-communicable diseases in the Pacific Islands
SU10: Evaluating and bringing to scale alternative food networks to address diabetes mellitus and hypertension

Project presentations B1: Psychosis, schizophrenia, dementia & ADHD

MH20: Pathways to First Episode Psychosis and Outcomes In Maori
MH22: Implementation of an effective and cost-effective intervention for patients with psychotic disorders in low- and middle-income countries in South Eastern Europe (IMPULSE)
MH02: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for dementia: International implementation in Brazil, India & Tanzania (CST-International)
MH29: How to best meet the needs of people with dementia with severe behavioural disturbances. Toward a respectful and cost-effective model (RECAGE)
MH08: Shared Care for ADHD in Children and Youth: Merging the Canadian and Chinese Experiences
MH30: Integrating Treatment for Mental Disorders in Methadone Clinics

Project presentations B2: Mental health prevention & promotion

MH24: Prevention of child mental health problems in Southeastern Europe – Adapt, Optimize, Test, and Extend Parenting for Lifelong Health (RISE)
MH04: Youth Wellbeing in China And Central America: Implementation Of An Integrated Prevention And Intervention Program
MH11: Mental health promotion at workplace in low- and middle-income countries in Asia
MH12a: A Study on Rights-based Self-learning Tools to Promote Mental Health, Well-being & Resilience after Disasters MH12b: A Study on Rights-based Self-learning Tools to Promote Mental Health, Well-being & Resilience after Disasters

Project presentations B3; TB, COPD & smoking cessation

LD02: TB and Tobacco: Tobacco cessation within TB programmes: A ‘real world’ solution for countries with dual burden of disease.
LD17: Implementing evidence into practice to improve chronic lung disease management in Indigenous Australians: the
LD07: Examining the impact of tobacco pricing and packaging strategies on tobacco use and equity in middle-income countries
LD15: Sistaquit
LD16: An integrated health-sector strategy to combat COPD and asthma in Vietnam: A pragmatic stepped intervention cluster randomized trial
LD13: Muslim Communities Learning About Second-hand Smoke (MCLASS II): An effectiveness-Implementation hybrid study
LD05: EUREST-PLUS: Policy Implementation to Reduce Lung Diseases
LD04: FreshAir: Free Respiratory Evaluation and Smoke-exposure reduction by primary Health cAre Integrated gRoups

Project presentations B4: Depression

MH03: Optimising implementation strategies of the scale-up of a primary care psychological intervention: The Friendship Bench
MH06: Enhanced Measurement-Based care Effectiveness for Depression (EMBED): A Canada-China implementation project
MH10: Standardizing the treatment, prevention, and management of depression in China: a multi-disciplinary approach
MH16: Systematic Medical Appraisal, Referral and Treatment for Common Mental Disorders in India – SMART Mental Health
MH09: Screening and management of perinatal depression within primary care
MH18: A randomised stepped wedge trial of the scaling up of a community-based alcohol education program in rural Sri Lanka
MH07: Linking Hearts: Advancing Mental Health Care of University Students Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration (in Jinan)

Project presentations B5: Improving outcomes & support

MH15: A culturally appropriate approach to improve mental health outcomes in Sri Lanka and China: Mental Health First Aid
MH32: Evaluating Implementation Strategies to Scale-up Transdiagnostic Evidence-based Mental Health Care in Zambia
30.MH26

Friday 15 November

Working Group Presentations

Mental Health Guideline review (depression) -Yena Lee
Multimorbidity – John Hurst
Mental health Data Optimisation – Jill Murphy & Pallab Maulik
Evaluating Scale-up – Amanda Thrift

Disease specific synergies & hot topics

Hypertension, Diabetes & Scale-up Research Programme
Lung Diseases Research Programme
Mental Health Research Programme