KT Connects is series of monthly beginner-level knowledge translation (KT) webinars hosted by MSFHR and Arthritis Research Canada. Hear KT scientists, stakeholders and practitioners discuss the basics of KT, how KT relates to patients and the public, and KT in health policy-making and clinical practice.

All webinars are recorded and archived below, along with supplemental resources for continued learning. Further resources are available on our KT resources pages.

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Date Title Speaker(s)
April 27, 2018 Community-based sexual health research with marginalized and HIV-affected communities: Strategies for translating research to policy and practice Kate Shannon, UBC
Feb 23, 2018 Knowledge translation to advance clinical care: A frontline health care perspective Stephanie Glegg, Sunny Hill Centre for Children & UBC
Jan 26, 2018 Blogging as a vessel for knowledge translation: Turning numbers into narrative Natasha Kolida, Redefining Bipolar
Nov 24, 2017 Sparking conversations about suicide prevention in the LGBTQ community with photovoice Olivier Ferlatte, UBC
Oct 27, 2017 Arts-based approaches to KT in health policy development Susan Cox, UBC
Sept 22, 2017 It's about us, too: Approaches to partnering with clinicians in KT and implementation research Kerri Abramson, Vancouver Health Care Research Institute
Aggie Black, Providence Health Care 
May 18, 2017 Economic evaluation and knowledge translation: Some thoughts on building a two-way street Stirling Bryan, Vancouver Coastal Health
April 28, 2017 Citizen as a KT agent: Keeping the government informed about research Cheryl Koehn, Arthritis Consumer Experts
Mar 31, 2017 Patients’ experiences of engaging in health research: Partners in the dance Sheila Kerr & Kelly English, Arthritis Research Canada
Feb 24, 2017 Commitment issues: How to get my community organization to say yes to an integrated KT project Chris McBride, Spinal Cord Injury BC
Jan 27, 2017 Patient-oriented research: The intersection of patient engagement and KT Colleen McGavin, BC SUPPORT Unit
Dec 9, 2016 How to write a KT grant Linda Li, UBC & Arthritis Research Canada
Nov 4, 2016 How does a knowledge broker "fit" in the world of KT? Alison Hoens, UBC
Oct 14, 2016 Adventures in KT: Travel tips for researchers and trainees Bev Holmes, MSFHR
Marla Steinberg, Evaluation Consultant

For more information, or to suggest a topic or speaker, please contact:

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

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

For more information on Arthritis Research Canada’s work, visit www.arthritisresearch.ca 


Community-based sexual health research with marginalized and HIV-affected communities: Strategies for translating research to policy and practice

Speaker: Dr. Kate Shannon, Associate Professor, Director of the Gender and Sexual Health Program, Canada Research Chair in Global Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS, University of British Columbia

Objectives:

  • To discuss KT examples in partnering with marginalized communities
  • To describe how to develop KT strategies to share research with policy makers, practice leaders and knowledge users

Resources:


Knowledge translation to advance clinical care: A frontline health care perspective

Speaker: Stephanie Glegg, Occupational Therapist & Knowledge Broker, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children; PhD Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences, UBC

Objectives:

  • To understand the challenges of KT in clinical settings
  • To understand the KT support needs of health professionals
  • To gain an awareness of existing strategies to facilitate KT in clinical settings
  • To learn how to participate in an environmental scan on KT supports in clinical and research settings

Resources:

  • Presentation slides (PDF)
  • Nilsen P. Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks. Implement Sci. 2015;10:53. Available here
  • Phipps D, Morton S. Qualities of knowledge brokers: reflections from practice. Evidence & Pol. 2013;9(2):255-265. Available here
  • Glegg S. Making conferences matter: A post-conference knowledge translation strategy. Occ Therapy Now. 2017;19(3):11-4. Abstract available here
  • Rycroft-Malone J. The PARIHS Framework: A framework for guiding the implementation of evidence-based practice. J Nurs Care Qual. 2004;19(4):297-304. Available here
  • Holly C, Percy M, Caldwell B, et al. Moving evidence to practice: reflections on a multisite academic-practice partnership. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2014;12:31-8. Abstract available here
  • Glegg S, Hoens A. Role domains of knowledge brokering: A model for the health care setting. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2016;40(2):115-23. Available here

Stephanie Glegg and staff at the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children in Vancouver are seeking to understand barriers and supports that exist within pediatric academic health science centres and their research institutes, with respect to evidence informed health care and knowledge translation. To contribute to the environmental scan survey, please click here.


Blogging as a vessel for knowledge translation: Turning numbers into narrative

Speaker: Natasha Kolida, M.Ed. University of British Columbia; Founder, Redefining Bipolar

Objectives:

  • Examine blogging as a creative method for making scholarly work more accessible
  • Explore the impact of blogging as a research dissemination activity
  • Consider the value and complexity of narrative in relation to research implementation

Resources:


Sparking conversations about suicide prevention in the LGBTQ community with photovoice

Speaker: Olivier Ferlatte, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Men's Health Research Program, UBC

Objectives:

  • Identify opportunities for knowledge translation afforded by photovoice
  • Illustrate the potential of photovoice to destigmatize mental illness and generate discussion on suicide

Resources:

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Arts-based approaches to KT in health policy development

Speaker: Susan Cox, Associate Professor, School of Population & Public Health, UBC

Objectives:

  • Explore the range of arts-based approaches to KT
  • Identify challenges and opportunities related to using arts-based approaches in health policy development
  • Consider examples of KT projects utilizing live theatre, found poetry and visual methods to inform health policy development
  • Reflect on ethical and methodological issues arising from examples

Resources:

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It’s about us, too: Approaches to partnering with clinicians in KT and implementation research

Speakers: 

  • Agnes Black, Research Leader, Professional Practice, Providence Health Care (PHC)
  • Kerri Abramson, Manager, Research Education & Internal Awards, Vancouver Health Care Research Institute (VCHRI)

Objectives:

  • Outline the origin of the PHC/VCH 'KT challenge' program
  • Describe the PHC/VCH 'KT challenge' and share examples of 2016 projects
  • Outline KT challenge program evaluation

Resources:

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Economic evaluation and knowledge translation: Some thoughts on building a two-way street

Speaker: Stirling Bryan, Director, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation; VCH Scientific Director, BC SUPPORT Unit; Professor, School of Population & Public Health UBC

Objectives:

  • To provide an introduction to health economic evaluation
  • To review some of the KT challenges in economic evaluation
  • To explore two-way learnings: What can KT teach health economists? What can health economists learn from KT specialists?

Resources:

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Citizen as a KT agent: Keeping the government informed about research

Speaker: Cheryl Koehn, Founder and President Arthritis Consumer Experts

Objectives:

  • Discuss the roles of patients as KT agents to bridge evidence and policy decision-making
  • Recognize the challenges experienced by patients-consumers in advocacy roles
  • Identify opportunities to partner with patients-consumers to facilitate evidence-informed decision making

Resources:

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Patients’ experiences of engaging in health research: Partners in the dance

Speakers: Sheila Kerr & Kelly English, Arthritis Patient Advisory Board, Arthritis Research Canada

Objectives:

  • Describe the development and roles of a patient advisory board within a health research organization
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges in partnering with patients in research priority setting, data collection and KT
  • Illustrate the process of peer-to-peer mentoring for patient partners in health research

*Due to audio difficulties the sound begins at the 4 minute mark. We apologize for the inconvenience.*

Resources:

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How to get my community organization to say yes to an integrated KT project

Speaker: Chris McBride, Executive Director, Spinal Cord Injury BC

Objectives:

  • Appreciate the important role community organizations (research users) can play in integrated knowledge translation (iKT)
  • Understand what often prevents community organizations from engaging in iKT projects
  • Understand what it takes for a community organization to commit to an iKT partnership

Resources:

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Patient-oriented research: The intersection of patient engagement and knowledge translation

Speaker: Colleen McGavin, Patient Engagement Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit

Resources:

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How to write a KT grant

Speaker: Dr. Linda Li, Professor & Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair; Canada Research Chair in Patient-Oriented KT; UBC and Arthritis Research Canada

Resources:

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How does a knowledge broker "fit" in the world of KT?

Speaker: Alison Hoens, Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker, UBC FoM Dept PT, VCHRI, PHCRI, PABC; Clinical Professor, UBC FoM Dept PT; Research Associate; CHEOS

Objectives:

  • Provide a perspective on the ‘fit’ of knowledge brokering in knowledge translation based on the literature and lived experience
  • Share a new model for knowledge brokering in health care & elicit feedback on the model
  • Gauge interest in a KB training program in BC

Resources:

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Adventures in KT: Travel tips for researchers and trainees

Speakers:

  • Dr. Bev Holmes; Vice-President, Research & Impact, MSFHR
  • Dr. Marla Steinberg; Evaluation Consultant

Objectives:

  • Explain why KT is important for researchers
  • Distinguish among different KT purposes and processes
  • Discuss some critical success factors for KT (the travel tips!)
  • Decide whether KT is right for you
  • List ways you can learn more about KT

Resources:

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