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KT Alberta Webinars


KT and Health Quality Improvement Methods

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This webinar was presented jointly by the Alberta SPOR KT Platform and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research.

This presentation will prepare participants for their journey on patient-oriented research endeavors. It aims to stimulate the interest of healthcare professionals, graduate students, and researchers to embark on patient-oriented research. The case studies will focus on patient-oriented projects and our experience with this new approach.

Speakers: Dr. Thomas Rotter and Dr. Shannon Scott


Improving Collaboration and Communication to be Influential in Translating your Knowledge

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To successfully translate research into broader outcomes, we need to build the capacity to communicate, collaborate, and influence, and be comfortable doing it. This webinar guides viewers through the high-level approach to these three capacities as they relate to the changes in research skills. It provides some tangible activities you can implement right now to increase your translation effectiveness and build influence in your research area. In particular, it covers presentations, pitching to stakeholders and funders, clever communication methods, building your networks, and managing collaborations.

Speaker: Dr. Tamika Heiden

Implementing Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

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To improve provider communication, follow-up care, and health outcomes for cancer survivors, many high-profile organizations (eg. the Commission on Cancer, the largest US cancer program accrediting organization) recommend or require cancer care providers to develop and deliver survivorship care plans (SCPs) - which ideally contain summary of treatment information, plans for follow-up, and recommended division of responsibilities among follow-up care providers - to survivors and their follow-up care providers. This webinar describes existing and planned research on implementing SCPs in practice.

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Birken

KT and Mental Health - Blending iKT and Community Based Research in the Mental Health Arena

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This webinar was co-presented by the Alberta SPOR KT Platform and the BC Support Unit.

This webinar discusses lessons learned in the first decade of the CREST.BD network. It describes what has worked and what has not when it comes to engaging people with bipolar disorder in the cycle of research and knowledge exchange.

Speaker: Dr. Erin Michalak


Mobilizing Knowledge to Improve Pediatric Health Care

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Presentation on work with the National Center of Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization called Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK). TREKK addresses an identified gap between “what we know and what we do” in the context of pediatric emergency care, particularly in the context of general emergency departments.

The vision of TREKK is that every child receives the highest standard of care, whether they are treated in a pediatric or general emergency department. We will give an overview of the goals and purpose of TREKK; discuss the results of a national needs assessment we conducted to identify information needs and priorities; and, present strategies we developed to mobilize knowledge to healthcare providers and parents, including use of knowledge pyramids, social media, and electronic tools. We will close with reflections on our experience to date including factors that have helped us achieve our goals.

Speakers: Dr. Shannon Scott and Dr. Lisa Hartling

Research to Practice to Research – Using diverse knowledge translation methods to improving pain treatment during painful procedures for infants and children

The aim of this webinar is to present the work by the BSweet2Babies team focused on improving pain treatment for newborn infants during newborn screening and other blood tests, and infants and young children during vaccinations. The work encompasses knowledge generation, knowledge synthesis and knowledge translation (KT). The KT work presented covers health care provider-targeted KT, parent-targeted KT and the effectiveness of social media as a method of knowledge dissemination.

Speaker: Dr. Denise Harrison

Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration to Evaluation Knowledge into Practice

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This webinar will describe the evolution of a collaboration between a professional college and a researcher that resulted in development of a series of KT tools aimed at improving community pharmacy practice. Since 2010, the Chat Check and Chart model has been widely used to help pharmacists implement the standards for practice and the model is currently recognized by more than 70% of Alberta community pharmacists. Plans for future implementation evaluation will be presented.

Speakers: Dr. Lisa Guirguis and Dr. Shao Lee

Evaluating Research Impact: From General to Specific

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This webinar provides an overview of research impact evaluation, from planning, to implementing, to understanding and using the results. Using the impact and outcome evaluation of the Canadian Water Network as a case study, the speakers will discuss:

  • defining evaluation goals and indicators
  • creating a logic model or theory of change
  • considering evaluation at level of projects, programs, and organizations
  • promising practices and tensions

Speakers: Dr. Anne Bergen and Elizabeth Shantz


Knowledge Synthesis as a KT Tool

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Knowledge synthesis is a fundamental aspect of knowledge translation, as its goal is to summarize and critically appraise the best available research evidence to inform decision-making. This webinar will begin with a review of established and emerging methods of synthesizing research evidence. We will then introduce Cochrane and describe how this international group organizes the production of systematic reviews. The webinar will conclude with a presentation on overviews of reviews, an emerging method for analyzing and presenting pre-synthesized evidence.

Speakers: Dr. Lisa Hartling, Denise Thomson, and Michelle Foisy

Social Media as a KT Tool

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Knowledge mobilization is all about making connections between research/researchers and organizations seeking to use research and expertise to inform their work. Social media are tools that help to make connections. Starting with an overview of social media tools this session will provide examples of how these tools are being used in practice to help connect research to impact.

Speaker: Dr. David J. Phipps