I didn’t attend as a lecturer here, but simply as an attendee to learn “implementation science,” which was a new concept to me. It was a joint event coordinated by University of Malaya and Yale University. Man, there are so many superstars and things to learn out there!
From Tue. to Thu., 0830 to 1630 each day, we learnt lots of aspects of the IS, including basic concepts, the history of the development, numerous case studies (presented by the primary investigator himself!), research frameworks, theories, strategies of dissemination, stakeholder engagement, cost-effectiveness analysis…. Yes, indeed, it was a “boot camp,” man! But a good version of it. With tons of good food (and too much caffeine)!
I am grateful for DATO’ Prof Dr Adeeba Binti Kamarulzaman, former Dean of UM Faculty of Medicine, who strongly recommended me to attend this event, and Prof Dr Sten Vermund, Dean of Yale’s School of Public Health, who organized and took a bunch of super colleagues all the way to KL, including ever funny Prof Dr Frederick L Altice. I also met several FoM folks whom I had never met. Looking forward to working with you guys soon.