KT Alberta
A community of practice for health-related knowledge translation


This is a collection of KT events taking place within Alberta and in other places.

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Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting 2018

The Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting will take place on April 23, 2018 at the Globe and Mail Conference Centre, 351 King Street East, Toronto, ON.

At the 2018 National Meeting you will: 

  • Engage with the Choosing Wisely Community and foster the exchange of ideas among individuals and groups working on Choosing Wisely Canada
  • Hear about practical and implementable examples of projects on Choosing Wisely & Understand the impact of the emerging evidence of the campaign
  • Be provided with a forum for network of stakeholders across Canada

Call for abstracts: This year’s meeting themes are measurement and implementation of the recommendations. They encourage the submission of abstracts on these themes from a variety of perspectives, including medical education, quality improvement, de-prescribing, patient engagement, implementation challenges and successes, and measurement and evaluation. 

Abstract submissions are welcome from clinicians, students and trainees, healthcare leaders and administrators. Selected abstracts will be presented as oral presentations, and the top four selected abstracts will also be invited to participate in a panel discussion.

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2018

Website: https://choosingwiselycanada.org/perspective/2018nationalmeetingabstracts/

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to May 10

Fuse International Conference

Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health

On May 8th - 10th, 2018, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is co-hosting Fuse 2018 alongside the BC Ministry of Health, the Public Health Association of BC, and the United Kingdom's Fuse Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. 

Fuse 2018 will explore the challenges faced when using evidence, including conflicting evidence, in policy-making. A panel of international experts will discuss ways of producing, integrating and communicating research evidence for policy-making that promotes and protects the health of citizens. 

Website: https://www.msfhr.org/our-work/activities/knowledge-translation/fuse-conference

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to Jun 7

Cochrane Canada Symposium 2018

Cochrane Canada will resume its annual symposia series on June 6th and 7th, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta. 

Cochrane Canada Symposium 2018, co-hosted with the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Knowledge Translation Platform, is about forging ahead into new horizons to develop fit-for-purpose evidence syntheses, carry out effective knowledge translation, and create lasting impacts on health care and health.

This Symposium offers consumers, practitioners, policymakers and managers, researchers and research funders the ideal forum to forge strong, meaningful partnerships and to discuss how to:

  • empower and engage patients with review-derived patient materials;
  • support health practitioners in efficiently and effectively using reviews and guidelines;
  • prepare policymakers and managers for a world of living reviews and guidelines; and
  • inspire the next generation of Cochrane reviewers and authors.

Website: http://canada.cochrane.org/symposium-2018

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to Jun 8

KT Canada Scientific Meeting 2018

The 2018 KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting is being held on June 7th and 8th in Vancouver, BC, with the theme "Advancing the methods of patient-oriented knowledge translation research". 

Call for Abstracts: KT Canada invites you to join the discussion on Advancing the methods of patient-oriented knowledge translation research. If you are interested, you are encouraged to submit an abstract on any topic related to advancing KT science. 

Please submit your abstract here: https://knowledgetranslation.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4YeLX3JxZb8ylXT

**Extended Abstract Deadline: February 25, 2018

Website: https://ktcanada.org/event/kt-canada-scientific-meeting-2018/

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to Jun 12

Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum

The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum was founded in 2012 by Knowledge Mobilization Works – a consulting company founded by Peter Norman Levesque – to support a growing international community in knowledge mobilization. The success of the event and input from a broad range of people led to the creation and crowdfunding of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization – who is now the host and organizer of the Forum.

The theme for 2018 Forum is Mobilizing Evidence for Human Rights and the Social Development Goals. The venue is the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

WEBSITE: http://www.knowledgemobilization.net/forum/

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to Nov 23

META: A pragmatic workshop series on Moving Evidence To Action to improve patient outcomes

META provides a tailored, individualized learning experience. You have the flexibility to register for workshops that best meet your learning needs and interests. META workshops will take place on the University of Alberta campus.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. For more information, and to register, visit the registration page.

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Webinar: Introduction to Patient Engagement & Integrated Knowledge Translation

Presenters: Lisa Petermann, BSc, BA, MA, PhD & Diane Duncan, BScPharm, BA, PMP, MEd(c)

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain patient-oriented research(POR) in your own words

  • Compare patient engagement to integrated knowledge translation

  • Explain why patients and knowledge users should be engaged in patient-oriented research

Register here

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to Oct 21

Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference 2017

The th nnual ractical vidence or nformed ractice (PEIP) onference rings ogether linical eaders o peak n he atest indings hat an ffect our ractice nd ow ou reat our atients. his ultidisciplinary vent ocuses n elevant, vidence-based, nd hought-provoking opics n ealth are, and is applicable to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers.

Held at the Double Tree by Hilton in West Edmonton. 

For more information, and to register, visit the PEIP 2017 website.

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