Using consensus to build clinical practice and clinical research capacity

April 01, 2022


Dr. Jackie Whittaker, Associate Professor, UBC and Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

Consensus statements can provide guidance when there is no evidence, and organize subjective judgements based on a wide range of knowledge and experience while stimulating constructive debate. This presentation will briefly discuss consensus methodology and then provide an example of how the approach has been used to build clinical practice and clinical research capacity and identify priority knowledge gaps in relation to reducing the burden of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what a consensus exercise is and its purpose.
  • Outline key steps in a consensus exercise.
  • Compare and contrast four types of consensus methods.
  • Describe the OPTIKNEE consensus.


Upcoming webinar

Marika Sandrelli - Knowledge Exchange Leader, Mental Health & Substance Use Services at Fraser Health


June 03, 2022

Knowledge democracy in action: Opening space for diverse ways of knowing

Knowledge democracy is about intentionally linking values of justice, fairness, and action to the process of creating, sharing, and using knowledge to honour the interrelationship of phenomena. Knowledge democracy in action:

  • acknowledges the importance of the existence of multiple epistemologies, or ways of knowing beyond more colonial and privileged knowledge systems
  • affirms that knowledge is both created and represented in multiple forms, including text, image, numbers, story, music, drama, activity, poetry, ceremony, and meditation
  • acts to decolonize knowledge and deepen democracy towards a just and healthier world
  • ensures open access for the sharing of knowledge, so that everyone who needs knowledge will have access to it.

This webinar will invite participants to examine their role in democratizing and decolonizing knowledge towards justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion — and ultimately better wellness outcomes for all citizens.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define knowledge democracy and decolonization and recall specific examples to describe its use and application.
  • Summarize key moments in history that have influenced knowledge systems and discuss current factors influencing knowledge democratization.
  • Examine how knowledge democracy and decolonization leads to better health outcomes for all citizens.
  • Explore ways in which knowledge exchange can participate in knowledge democracy in action with the introduction of specific tools and methods.


Friday, June 3 at Noon to 12:45 p.m. (PT)

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NEW for 2022: KT Connects invites trainees to stick around after each webinar for a chance to explore their goals in KT with our esteemed guest speaker. This post-webinar session is exclusively for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who want to increase their understanding of how to incorporate KT into their research or who may be considering a career in KT. It is also an opportunity to connect with other trainees interested in KT.


Friday, June 3 at 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. (PT)

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