KT Connects: Knowledge Translation Webinar Series

7 September 2016

MSFHR is partnering with Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) to co-develop and host a series of monthly expert-led, beginner-level KT training webinars with the goal of developing a sustainable resource for researchers and trainees to learn knowledge and skills that will enable them to develop KT practice in their work.

"This series will offer tools and resources to researchers and trainees who are new to KT," said Linda Li, senior research scientist at ARC. "The webinar platform makes this training accessible; viewers can participate in real-time or watch an archived recording."

KT Connects will feature the expertise of KT scientists and KT stakeholders/practitioners in BC. Webinar topics are grouped by four themes:

  1. Knowledge translation: The basics
  2. KT related to patients and the public
  3. KT in health-related policy decision-making
  4. KT in clinical practice

"The Foundation is very excited to partner with ARC to build capacity for KT across the province," said Gayle Scarrow, director, knowledge translation at MSFHR. "Building the knowledge and skills for researchers to understand and do KT will ultimately increase the impact of their work."

The inaugural session entitled "Adventures in KT: Travel tips for researchers and trainees" features Drs. Bev Holmes, vice-president, research & impact, MSFHR and Marla Steinberg, evaluation consultant, and is scheduled for Friday, October 14 at 12 – 1 p.m. PST.

Webinar description:
Are you interested in your research being useful and used? KT may be just the thing for you. Join us for the inaugural webinar in the KT Connects series to receive an orientation to the field. You will learn some of the “travel tips” that will help you plan your KT journey, navigate the landscape, and talk the KT language.

You will hear about where to find resources to support your trip; models and frameworks to guide your journey; and pointers to help you plan. Keep in mind that this webinar is not about developing a KT plan (there are other courses for that); it is intended to prepare you for your journey so you can set realistic expectations and have a successful and productive experience. If you are a researcher or trainee new to KT, this webinar will steer you in the right direction.

Please note: This webinar is now sold out. All webinars will be recorded and archived on MSFHR’s website. Supplemental resources will be provided with each recording to support continued learning of each topic.

For more information, please contact:

Genevieve Creighton
Manager, Knowledge Translation
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
gcreighton@msfhr.org  |  604.714.2797

Jenny Leese
Research Trainee
Arthritis Research Canada
jleese@arthritisresearch.ca  |  604.207.4006

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