BioMed Central, in association with its portfolio of health services research and policy journals, is pleased to announce the first international conference, Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice, that will take place 1-3 July 2014 at King’s College London, UK.

As health services research is a multidisciplinary field, this meeting will have a broad scope and address topics from many viewpoints, with a focus on international health policy but including local health care systems.

With health policies often dictated by politicians, integrating evidence into health service practice remains challenging.  Changes to health services and health policies are all too often implemented without reference to available research evidence.  This conference considers the latest health services research findings, and how the evidence should and can be translated into practice.

Each session will be led by a distinguished leader in the field, and will include both invited speakers and a number of talks by participants selected from the submitted abstracts.

Topics covered included:

  • Health Economics: Building the economic evidence base
  • Health Systems: Adapting health systems to demographic and disease change
  • Human Resources for Health: The mobility of health professionals in a globalized labour market
  • Implementation Science: Strategies for scaling up and for sustaining interventions, development and evaluation
  • Health policy

Covering both high-income and low/middle-income countries.

Organizing committee

Dina Balabanova (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)
Mario Roberto Dal Poz (Social Medicine Institute, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Don de Savigny (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland)
Gilles Dussault (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Anna Gagliardi (University Health Network and University of Toronto, Canada)
Maimunah Hamid (Ministry of Health, Malaysia)
Jeffrey Hoch (University of Toronto, Canada)
Tikki Pang (National University of Singapore)
Anne Sales (Department of Veterans Affairs & University of Michigan, USA)

Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice program