The Realist Conference 2020 looks forward to partnering with key sponsors and supporters in the lead up to and during the conference. If your organisation is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the conference secretariat on realist2020@hrb.ie


International Realist Conference 2020 is supported by Panaxea

Panaxea was founded to assess the relative advantage of (ideas for) healthcare innovations. Throughout the years, Panaxea has  expanded their focus by supporting patients, health and life science innovators and investors, health technology adopters, public and private payers, and policymakers. Founded originally as a university spin-off, Panaxea's scope of work includes research and analyses that inform decisions about what technologies to recommend for the basic health insurance package, supporting the development of health policy tools, and evaluating the implementation of complex interventions within existing systems.


International Realist Conference 2020 is supported by Georgia Health Policy Center

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), housed within Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, provides evidence-based research, program development, and policy guidance at the local, state, and national levels to advance health and well-being in communities around the world. The center takes a broad perspective on research that enables our applied work to simultaneously fulfill client needs and contribute to a research cycle that informs the broader field. Active in both health policy and health services research, GHPC has become a leader in the application of the realist framework to research, evaluation, and synthesis.


International Realist Conference 2020 is hosted by the Health Research Board (Ireland)

The HRB is the lead funding agency for health research in Ireland. It oversees a €45 million investment in health research activity each year.

HRB manages four national health information systems; manges the HRB Evidence Centre, which produces evidence reviews for the Department of Health to inform health policy making; and manages the HRB National Drug Library, a specialist information resource for health practitioners, researchers and policy makers in the drug and alcohol field.