GACD Research Network Webinars

Webinar 1:
Tuesday 16 April
3.00pm – 4.30pm UK time (UTC +1)
Zoom Meeting link

Webinar 2: Wednesday 17 April 8.00am – 9.30am UK time (UTC +1) Zoom Meeting link

Programme overview
• Welcome & introduction (Gary Parker/Angela Hind)
• Message from GACD Programme Committee (Jennifer Gunning/Dr Dhaliwal)
GACD Research network update (Gary Parker)
• Introduction of Scale-up projects (TBD)
• Collaborative research efforts – feedback from GACD Research Network Working Group Chairs (Working Group Chairs)
GACD Research network Co-chairs
• Overview
• Introduction to Mental Health Research Programme Co-chairs

Overview
The GACD Research Network is comprised of researchers from all projects funded through the GACD’s funding mechanism. The GACD Research Network serves as a space for researchers to initiate, develop and participate in collaborative initiatives and learning platforms with the intention of building capacity and contributing to the body of scientific knowledge more broadly. Opportunities to utilise the network usually emerge from the researchers themselves, with the Secretariat positioned to support and facilitate collaborative efforts. With over 900 members, the Research Network continues to grow and evolve as an international network of researchers, implementers and advocates at the cutting edge of implementation research in global health.

This webinar will provide an introduction to and overview of the GACD Research Network for incoming researchers, a message from the GACD Programme Committee and an update of the collaborative efforts of the Research Network through the various working groups including:

i. Concepts & Context
• Identifying common methodological and analytical themes across selected GACD projects
• Assessing context in implementation science research)
ii. COUNCIL
• Systematic reviews of NCD guidelines to identify gaps between those in HICs and LMICs
iii. Data harmonization
• Harmonizing data and promoting data sharing between GACD research projects
iv. Multi-morbidity
• Investigating issues related to NCD multimorbidities
v. NCD research in humanitarian crises – Rajesh Vedanthan & Judite Blanc, New York University Langone Health, USA
vi. Process Evaluations in GACD Hypertension projects – Felix Limbani, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
vii. Task-shifting in GACD Hypertension projects – Rohina Joshi, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia

Programme
3.00pm – 3.10pm/8.00am – 8.30am: Welcome, introduction & webinar overview – Gary Parker & Angela Hind, GACD Secretariat

3.10pm – 3.20pm/8.10am – 8.20am: Message from GACD Programme Committee – Programme Committee Co-chairs (Jennifer Gunning & Dr Dhaliwal)

3.20pm – 3.25pm/8.20am – 8.25am: Introduction of Scale-up projects (TBD)

3.25pm – 4.20pm/8.25am – 9.20am: Collaborative research efforts – feedback from Working Group Chairs
• Concepts & Context – Meena Daivadanam & Kristi Sidney, Karolinska Institutet, Uppsala University, Sweden
COUNCIL
• Stroke – Mayowa Owolabi & Joseph Yaria, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
COPD – Job van Boven, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
• Depression – Yena Lee & Roger McIntyre, University of Toronto, Canada
• Data harmonization
• Diabetes – Meena Daivadanam & Kristi Sidney, Karolinska Institutet, Uppsala University, Sweden
• Lung Diseases – Job van Boven, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
• Mental Health – Melissa Pearson, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
• Indigenous populations – Gillian Gould, University of Newcastle, Australia
• Multi-morbidity (Slides) – John Hurst, University College London, United Kingdom
NCD research in humanitarian crises – Rajesh Vedanthan & Judite Blanc, New York University Langone Health, USA
• Process Evaluations – Felix Limbani, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
• Task-shifting – Rohina Joshi, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia

4.20pm – 4.30pm/9.20am – 9.30am: Introduction of Mental Health Programme Co-chairs and closing