Prerequisites: None

Presenters: Dr. JD Schwalm (Director) and Ms. Karen Spithoff (Manager)

Description: This full-day session provides participants with a brief introduction to  knowledge translation (KT) and how advancements in this research field can be used by inter-professional teams. The primary focus of this session however, will be a review of the Knowledge-to-Action Framework – a KT user-friendly process which was instrumental in kicking off the KT field in health in Canada. Through this highly interactive session, participants will learn:

  • How individual research studies can be condensed into a reliable and useful knowledge product
  • How knowledge products can be integrated and used in clinical and hospital practices to improve outcomes for patients and improve outcomes at HHS

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the knowledge funnel and knowledge to action cycle and explain why they are important
  • Determine a solution to a clinical challenge that is suitable for the HHS context
  • Identify the best KT intervention to promote uptake of the clinical or organizational solution
  • Identify methods to evaluate the implementation of the KT intervention and clinical/organizational solution

Cost: $40 for HHS Staff and Physicians; $100 for non-HHS and CCHL members (cost includes lunch)