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.

to Dec 31

McMaster Health Forum Webinars

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Next Webinar: Top Ten insights on supporting evidence-informed policymaking in Africa
Presenter: Ruth Stewart and Laurenz Langer (Director and Evidence Synthesis Specialist, respectively, of the Africa Centre for Evidence), John Lavis (Director, McMaster Health Forum | Forum+)

February 25, 2019 | Online | 7:00 AM MST
Click HERE for more information or to register.

As more emphasis is placed on the importance of supporting the use of evidence alongside systematically elicited citizen values and stakeholder insights to strengthen health and social systems globally, there are growing opportunities to learn from the innovative approaches taken in different regions around the world. Ruth Stewart and Laurenz Langer (Director and Evidence Synthesis Specialist, respectively, of the Africa Centre for Evidence) will share insights from their experience in supporting evidence-informed policymaking in Africa.

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to Dec 31

NCCMT Webinar Series

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The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

Whether you’re new to evidence-informed decision making (EIDM), need a refresher or are just trying to keep up with latest in knowledge translation, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) provides various webinar series that are designed to help you reach your EIDM goals.

Spotlight on KT Methods and Tools

This hallmark series from the NCCMT features knowledge translation resources from our Registry of Methods and Tools; an online database that supports the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health policies and practices.  Held monthly, each webinar features a presentation by the developer of the resource as well as a user account of a real-world application of the resource.


Self-evaluation Tool for Action in Partnership

English presentation: February 27, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) Register here.

French presentation: February 28, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) Register here.
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to May 4

WCHRI 2019 Patient and Community Engagement Training Competition

Women and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI) 
2019 Patient and Community Engagement Training Competition - Application Submissions now open!

The Patient and Community Engagement Training (PaCET) program aims to increase trainee capacity in conducting participatory research in projects focused on women and/or children’s health. Participatory research is a broad-based approach that involves patients, clinicians, community groups, government and/or non-government organizations (NGOs) as engaged partners in collaborative research studies that affect them and in which they have a stake. Awards of up to $1,000 per month are available for a maximum of eight months (September to April).

Application deadline: May 4, 2019

Click here for apply and find out more!

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to Jun 28

KT Canada Summer Institute 2019

The Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Summer Institute will be held in Toronto from June 26 - 28, 2019.  The purpose of this Summer Institute is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of knowledge translation research as well as opportunities and challenges in this field.  The Summer Institute will provide participants with the chance to network with colleagues including national and international KT experts.

The theme of the 2019 Institute is: “Evaluations in KT”.

The Summer Institute is aimed at graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows, and junior faculty who study issues relevant to KT and those who want to learn more about how to advance their research skills in this area.  We encourage applications  from a wide range of disciplines that span all of CIHR's research themes (clinical, health services, and population health).

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to May 9

KT Canada Seminar Series

Engaging frail and seriously ill patients in research

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of engaging frail and/or seriously ill patients in research

  2. Describe the practical and ethical considerations of engaging frail and/or seriouslyill patients in research.

  3. Appreciate the significance of patient engagement in research from a patient’sperspective

Claire Ludwig, RN PhD(c) is a PhD candidate at the School of Nursing, University of Ottawa. Her doctoral work is focused on patient engagement in research, specifically engaging frail and/or seriously ill patients as knowledge users. Her other research interests examine how patients and nurses negotiate the process of triage and self-management in cancer symptom management. Claire is a senior health care leader involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of large-scale programs aimed at improving patient and caregiver outcomes. Claire is also a patient with cancer currently receiving immunotherapy treatment. She has served as a knowledge user on research projects as a health care administrator and as a patient advisor in the acute treatment phase of her illness.

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to Dec 31

WCHRI Drop in REDCap Sessions

REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online databases. 

WCHRI hosts regular REDCap training sessions. Training sessions, for which registration is requested, typically cover introductory content but may have a different theme from one session to the next. Drop-in sessions provide an informal opportunity for REDCap users to ask questions specific to their own circumstances.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 
10:00am to 11:00am Location: ECHA 4-099
12:00pm to 1:30pm  Location: ECHA 5-099 

View a list of upcoming events including REDCap Sessions.

Register for sessions or watch the "Detailed Overview of REDCap" (14 minutes).

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to Dec 31

SPOR Evidence Alliance Membership

Join the SPOR Evidence Alliance! Now accepting Applications of Interest

The SPOR Evidence Alliance is a Canada-wide alliance of researchers, research trainees, patients, healthcare providers, policy makers and organizations who use research to inform decisions.  We are delighted to announce that the Application of Interest form to become a member is now live on our website!
For more information on who can join and how to apply, please click here.
We welcome you to share this opportunity within your network!
If you have any questions, please email SPOREA@smh.ca

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to Nov 29

Practicing Knowledge Translation (PKT)

What is Practicing Knowledge Translation (PKT)?

This course is designed for health professionals interested in learning more about implementing change using best practices in KT.

In Practicing Knowledge Translation (PKT), participants learn how to:

ü  Develop an Evidence-informed, Theory-Driven program (ETP)

ü  Map barriers and facilitators to change using theories and frameworks

ü  Systematically select and operationalize implementation strategies

ü  Plan for implementation, evaluation and sustainability

Workshop dates & Location:

This course will be offered in both the spring and the fall 2019 at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.  The spring in-person workshop dates are: April 8-12, 2019; the fall in-person workshop dates are October 7-11, 2019.


Application & contact:

Applications for this workshop are now open. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please find more information about objectives, fees, and applying below (and attached) or visit our website: https://knowledgetranslation.net/education-training/pkt/

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Choosing Wisely Alberta Symposium

Beyond Awareness to Implementing Change

Date & Time: March 18, 2019 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: The Westin Calgary, 320 4th Ave SW, Calgary AB


Choosing Wisely Alberta and the Physician Learning Program invite you to attend this free symposium to engage in a discussion with clinicians, patients and system leaders about how to prioritize and implement Choosing Wisely recommendations. It

Choosing Wisely Alberta is part of a ground-breaking international and national campaign which encourages physicians and patients to engage in a conversation about the appropriateness of tests, investigations and treatments. The goal is to avoid unnecessary and low-value care to decrease the risk of harm to patients.

Choosing Wisely Alberta is a national leader in implementing recommendations through collaborations with primary care and specialty groups.

Choosing Wisely Alberta is expanding its partnership to include the Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.


At the end of this interactive symposium, learners will be equipped to:

  • list Choosing Wisely related activities and projects taking place in Alberta

  • discuss the future direction of Choosing Wisely in Alberta

  • recognize how implementation best practices can be used to increase the impact of Choosing Wisely activities

Brochure                    Register Online


Diane Duncan, Education Consultant
403.220.8366, dduncan@ucalgary.ca

Rosanna Saavedra, Program Assistant
403.210.6272, rosanna.saavedra@ucalgary.ca

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META: A pragmatic workshop series on Moving Evidence To Action to improve patient outcomes
to Nov 28

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

GREAT NEWS! You can now earn CME Credits: MOC Section 1: Up to 18.5 hours

To register, please click on the poster poster or click here.

To view summary of the workshops and the list of presenters, please click here

The META Workshops will be held from November 26-28, 2018 on the University of Alberta Campus.

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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 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 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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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 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

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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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