Applications open for Foundations of Knowledge Translation course

23 January 2013

The Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michaels Hospital, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute invite applicants for the Foundations of Knowledge Translation Course.

This course aims to increase application of knowledge by supporting partnerships between researchers and knowledge users (clinicians and managers) to bridge relevant knowledge to action gaps identified by knowledge users.

This course includes 3 in-person workshops (held in Vancouver), online course materials, mentorship, and a community of practice to support local implementation efforts.

Half of the selected applicants will be randomized to participate in workshops in 2013/14; the other half will participate in workshops in 2014/15.

The first workshop will be held on March 20 and 21, 2013. (Future workshop dates to be announced, they are expected to be held in September 2013 and March 2014).

There is a research component to this course. To evaluate the course, workshop participants will be asked to complete surveys and interviews over a 2-year period as applicable. We will also be asking participants to identify their managers to complete surveys and interviews.

Who can apply?

  • Open to researchers in VCHRI organisations and those affiliated to VCHRI through post-secondary institutions including: Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehabilitation Hospital, Richmond Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Community Health Services for the Sunshine Coast and Bella Coola, Providence Health Centre – St. Paul’s Hospital, the Rural Health Research Centre, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and the BC Institute of Technology.
  • Participants should register as a team (minimum 2 members). Each team will include a researcher and a clinician and/or manager.

How do I apply?

  1. Please submit your name and the name(s) of your partner/collaborator/co-investigator along with both of your complete mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and emails.
  2. Briefly describe (in one paragraph) the identified health care challenge with an explanation of the relevance including a description of the disease burden, for example.
  3. Briefly describe (no more than 1 to 2 paragraphs) the type of knowledge that will be translated including whether there is good evidence comprising this knowledge (e.g. there is good evidence from trials showing that delirium prevention strategies are effective on inpatient medicine units).

Application deadline: 4 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013

The first workshop will be held on March 20 and 21, 2013. Future workshop dates to be announced.

All applications will be notified about which group they will be in (either 2013/14 or 2014/15) by February 15, 2013. (Please hold the March dates in your calendar until further notice).

For more information and to apply, please contact:

Caitlyn Timmings
Research Coordinator, St. Michael's Hospital
416.864.6060 ext. 77566