Walking with the Arthritis community on the path forward towards Truth and Reconciliation

July 22, 2022


Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox - Director of Wellness programs, Black Tribe Dept of Health, Inc
Cheryl Koehn - President, Arthritis Consumer Experts

In 2021, Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox and Cheryl Koehn came together as Indigenous Scholar, settler/colonial and persons living with rheumatoid arthritis to walk together on a path forward towards Truth and Reconciliation. Speakers will discuss how an Indigenous-led initiative, the Arthritis Learning Circle, has developed into lead several community-driven action projects. The webinar will also touch on deliberate and meaningful design that upholds reciprocity, accountability, and transparency throughout different phases of action.

After this webinar, participants can:

  • Describe how an Indigenous-led initiative formed on Turtle Island-Canada is leading community-driven action.
  • Discuss approaches to uphold reciprocity, accountability, and transparency at each stage of community-driven action.
  • Engage in Truth and Reconciliation dialogue with the KT Connects community.


Upcoming webinar

Dr. Lillian Hung - Founder and head, IDEA lab; Assistant Professor, UBC
Nazia Ahmed - Lab Manager, IDEA lab.


August 19, 2022

Studying the implementation of virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic with patient partners and stakeholders

At the beginning of the pandemic, stay-at-home orders highlighted the importance of social connection; and technology became paramount in filling the gap in bringing people together virtually. The use of technology in long term care settings continued to grow too, including using telepresence robots as part of delivering care. In this webinar, our speakers will share how to leverage technology to involve patient partners and stakeholders in knowledge translation. They will also discuss challenges and practical strategies to overcome them. You will also have the opportunity to hear more about the future directions for care delivery from Dr. Lillian Hung and Nazia Ahmed.

After this webinar, participants can:

  • Describe the process of innovating with patient partners and stakeholders to advance the use of telepresence robots in dementia care.
  • Identify benefits and challenges in engaging with patient partners and stakeholders in implementation research during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Consider facilitators and barriers to implementing virtual care in aged care settings.
  • Describe future directions for supporting technology adoption in aged care settings.

Post webinar Fireside chat – Meet the researchers
KT Connects invites you to stick around after each webinar for a chance to explore your own goals in KT with our esteemed guest speakers. This post-webinar session is open to anyone who wants to gain insight to better incorporate KT into their research or who may be considering a career in KT. It is also an opportunity to connect with other attendees interested in KT. The fireside chat will happen right after the webinar ends.

Webinar date/time: Aug 19, 2022 (12 – 1 p.m. PT) 

Fireside chat date/time: Aug 19, 2022 (1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT)