15th Clinical Research Forum in Winterthur

Program 2022:

Health Services Research (Versorgungs- und Implementierungsforschung)

Saturday, 2022 November 5th

Evidence-based knowledge is among the most important resources in health care. However, relevant knowledge is often not implemented. There are about 100 different concepts for the “knowledge-to-practice gap”.

Health services research and implementation science are relatively young interdisciplinary fields, their subject is health care and health care provision. Health services research examines how patients are cared for in real life and aims to improve it, for example, by introducing new models of therapy and evaluating them. Implementation science focuses on the transfer of research results into the clinical, administrative and political contexts of health care.

To discuss this subject, three exciting key lectures and two workshops with practical application have been prepared:

Presentations and key note speakers

What is Health Services Research? And why does it need it?
Dr. Sarah Mantwill, Coordinator in the Swiss Learning Health System (SLHS) and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Health Sciences & Medicine, University of Lucerne (CH)

Health economics as an interdisciplinary discipline in health services research
Prof. Dr. Simon Wieser, Head of Winterthur Institute of Health Economics, ZHAW, Winterthur (CH)

Examples of GLA:D osteoarthritis & GLA:D back implementation research
Prof. Roger Hilfiker, PhD PT, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, School of Health Sciences, Institute Health, University of Applied Sciences, Sion (CH)


Wege zur Implementierung eines Trainingsmanuals für Personen mit leichter kognitiver Beeinträchtigung – Lessons learned
Dr. Marina Bruderer, Institut für Physiotherapie, ZHAW Winterthur

Vom Fitness Game zum Reha Game: Wenn Physiotherapiewissenschaft auf Game Design trifft
Dr. Eveline Graf, Institut für Physiotherapie, ZHAW Winterthur


Huub van Hedel, University Children's Hospital, Rehabilitation Center Affoltern am Albis
Martin Verra, Department of physiotherapy, Inselgruppe, Bern University Hospital


Arranged through: Foundation for Physiotherapy Science
Local organizer:     ZHAW School of Health Sciences