The Dutch Implementation Science Symposium

Are you working on or interested in cutting-edge, original, innovative, but above all: relevant implementation research? Listen, discuss, and share ideas, methods, findings and your 'eureka moments' with colleagues in Europe!

The focus of this symposium is on methodology in implementation research. We will also zoom out to issues on a system level. We have interesting key notes in the making for you!

Key notes

  • Implementation Mapping | Prof.dr. María E. Fernández, UTHealth Institute for Implementation science, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.
  • A systems approach to scale-up for population health improvement | A/Prof.dr. Harriet Koorts, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Melbourne.

Workshop sessions and Early Career Researcher key note

The symposium will be interactive, with debates on emerging and new research in implementation science. There will be think tanks on subjects such as measurement instruments for implementation outcomes, scale-up strategies, and linking implementation strategies to determinants. Additionally, we offer a platform for junior researchers to present their implementation research.

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge in the afternoon sessions? Read more on how to submit your proposal!

For whom

This symposium is open to anyone interested in implementation science in the fields of public, behavioural, mental, and medical health, and open to all levels.


  • Key note Prof.dr. María E. Fernández
  • Interactive sessions on various themes related to methodology in implementation science
  • Key note A/Prof.dr. Harriet Koorts
  • Workshop sessions and Early Career Researcher presentations
  • NIC-meetup
  • Early Career Researcher key note
  • Plenary closure and drinks

Info & contact

  • Date: June 12th, 2024
  • Time: 09.30-18.00
  • Location: Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht Science Park, NL
  • Participation: free
  • Contact: Nikita Hensen (

Register now

The maximum number of participants has been reached. You can sign up for the waiting list. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you.

What is your main involvement in implementation?
Will you join the drinks from 16:00 to 18:00?
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How to submit your proposal

If you are interested in submitting an implementation problem, a workshop or presentation, please send your proposal of maximum 1 A4 to Kristel Jenniskens by email Please make sure your proposal contains:

  • Your name, affiliation, and contact details
  • Type of submission:
    • Workshop
    • Implementation problem
    • Early Career Researcher presentation; if you submit a presentation, please also indicate if you would like to be considered for the Early Career Researcher key note
  • Title
  • Abstract (+/- 300 words)
  • Motivation how your contribution fits the theme ‘Methodological challenges in implementation research’

The submission deadline is May 15th. We will let you know as soon as possible whether you have been selected.