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Igniting innovation and thinking through implementation with Normalization Process Theory (NPT)

The Institute of Health Economics is pleased to present a two-day workshop for policy leaders, healthcare providers, managers, and researchers involved in the planning and implementation of health innovation, with renowned speakers Dr. Carl May, Professor of Medical Sociology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Tracy Finch, Professor of Healthcare & Implementation Science at Northumbria University.

Drs. Carl May and Tracy Finch will be co-leading a two-day workshop that will emphasize the collaborative nature of implementation work in health care. Through group work, participants will learn about NPT-based tools for designing and developing implementation projects. Participants will have an opportunity to develop and refine plans for implementing and evaluating their own projects, with input from fellow participants and workshop facilitators.

The two-day workshop will be preceded by a breakfast keynote presentation by Dr. May titled Implementation science: If it's not knowledge translation, and not change management, what is it? Participants are asked to register for the keynote presentation and two-day workshop individually.

Workshop Details

Dates: September 3 – 4, 2019
Times: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on September 3; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on September 4, with reception to follow
Venue: Peter Lougheed Hall, City Room, 11011 Saskatchewan Drive
Location: Edmonton AB

Please note, a light lunch will be served at this event.

Registration

Workshop registration link:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/normalization-process-theory-two-day-workshop-tickets-63483013402

Please note: Registration is required to attend this event, as seating for this event is limited. Register today!

Purpose of the workshop

This workshop will provide participants with a solid grounding in Normalization Process Theory (NPT), and an understanding of how to apply it to practical problems in implementation. NPT provides tools for understanding the implementation, embedding, and integration of new practices. It focuses on the things that people do rather than their attitudes or intentions, and it emphasizes the collaborative nature of implementation work. Through groupwork, participants will learn about NPT-based tools for designing and developing implementation projects. They will have an opportunity to develop and refine plans for implementing and evaluating their own projects, with input from fellow participants and workshop facilitators.

Normalization Process Theory is “a sociological toolkit that can be used to understand the dynamics of implementing, embedding, and integrating some new technology or complex intervention.”1

Preparation required

Participants will be asked to prepare a conference-style poster that outlines an implementation project they are planning or currently working on. It should cover objective, description of the intervention(s), method of delivery, and method of evaluation. This may be a team poster, where multiple participants are involved in a collaborative project.

Want to register for the breakfast keynote presentation as well? Click here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/implementation-science-keynote-presentation-tickets-63482840886

For more information or questions, please contact hprice@ihe.ca.

  1. May C, Rapley T, Mair FS, Treweek S, Murray E, Ballini L, et al. Normalization Process Theory on-line users’ manual, toolkit and NoMAD instrument. NPT; 2015. Available from: http://www.normalizationprocess.org.


Speaker Biographies

Dr. Tracy Finch
Professor, Nursing, Midwifery & Health
Northumbria University

Tracy Finch profile pictureTracy Finch is Professor of Healthcare & Implementation Science in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom). Tracy’s research focuses on the social, psychological and organisational aspects of implementing new interventions in health and wellbeing. Tracy is known for her work in implementation science, most notably Normalization Process Theory (NPT), of which she is co-developer, and for developing tools and assessment instruments to support non-academic users conducting implementation work in practice settings. Her research applies mixed methods in relation to a broad range of health issues, including mental health, intervention and services for older people, patient safety systems, health care experiences, and e-health interventions.


Dr. Carl May
Professor, Medical Sociology
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Carl May profile pictureCarl May is Professor of Medical Sociology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has previously held chairs at the Universities of Newcastle and Southampton in the UK and is an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Primary Care at Melbourne University, Australia. He is a former NIHR Senior Investigator and has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2006.

Carl works closely with clinical researchers, and his work has focused on developing a richer understanding of the development and implementation of innovative healthcare technologies and other complex healthcare interventions. His work in this field includes leading the project to develop Normalization Process Theory (NPT). NPT helps us to understand the factors that promote and inhibit the effective adoption, implementation, and integration of new technologies and new ways of working in healthcare. Carl’s theoretical work has informed more than 200 published protocols, empirical studies and systematic reviews.