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Institut für Implementation Science in Health Care

Nursing Science Symposium

Improving research impact for families experiencing acute-critical illness

Friday, 19 January 2024, 9am - 5pm
RAA-G-01 Kleine Aula, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich link to location
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Link to flyer (PDF, 362 KB)


UZH article: Schwere Erkrankungen – grosser Zeitdruck (German only)
A report of the symposium will follow in due time.


This symposium aims to share latest methodological insights in research focusing on families experiencing acute-critical illness, drawing on national and international experiences from different disciplinary perspectives. It will build and expand collaborations between researchers, clinicians, and innovators involved in family intervention and implementation research. Using examples from their own research, contributors will share novel methods and directions on improving quality of research, and for promoting its translation into services that benefit families.

The aims of the symposium are:

  • To build a transdisciplinary and interprofessional community of researchers and clinicians / practitioners committed to improving health care for families.
  • To promote scientific / scholarly dialogue about family health research and practice within health and health care.
  • To enable methodological advances and innovations in family health intervention and implementation research.
  • To highlight research areas for future collaborative intervention and implementation research in the field of family health.

Target group

Everyone interested in the symposium topic is warmly welcome to attend. The symposium is targeted towards researchers, practitioners and clinicians interested or involved in research, as well as master and doctoral students in the field of nursing science, medicine, psychology, health sciences and other disciplines related to family health.


Dr. Nancy Kentish-Barnes, Sociologist & Co-Director of the Famiréa Research Group, Hospital Saint Louis, Paris, France

Prof. Dr. phil. Martina Roes, Professor for Nursing Science and Health Care Research at the Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health, University of Witten/Herdecke & Speaker and Senior Research Group Leader Implementation Science & Person-Centered Dementia Care at the Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Witten, Germany

Chantal Britt, Patient expert and advocate, President of Long-Covid Switzerland, & Research Associate at the Competence Centre Participatory Health Care, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Full professor at the Institute of Higher Education and Research in Healthcare (IUFRS), Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne & Nursing Research Consultant at the Department Woman-Mother-Child, CHUV University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland.

Dr. sc. nat. Oliver Grübner, Group Leader Health Geography at the Department of Geography and at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland


A detailed program can be found here (PDF, 506 KB)


The Nursing Science Symposium was hosted by Prof. Dr. phil. Rahel Naef, Head of the Implementation Science in Nursing Research Group.

Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care (IfIS)

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Centre of Clinical Nursing Science (ZKPW)

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The symposium is supported by