KTDRR’s 2019 Online Knowledge Translation Conference: “Innovative KT Strategies That Work”


Hosted by
American Institutes for Research (AIR) Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)

Oct. 28, 30, & Nov. 1, 2019

The 2019 Online Knowledge Translation (KT) Conference (#KTDRR19), an annual online-only conference organized by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR), will bring together research-based KT tools and strategies that increase the use of evidence-based research findings. Presentations will address a range of effective and innovative approaches to co-creating, translating, disseminating, and utilizing knowledge, as well as describe methods designed to measure the impact of KT outcomes.

Participants will be able to view and ask questions through the event’s virtual conference platform, Zoom. #KTDRR19 will take place from 1 – 5 p.m. Eastern on October 28 and 30 and November 1. Tentative daily themes are as follows:

  • Monday, October 28: “Setting the Stage for KT”
  • Wednesday, October 30: “Synthesis and Planning for Impact”
  • Friday, November 1: “Innovative Dissemination Strategies and Tools”

Registration is free and open to the public. Participants will listen to the conference using their computer/tablet speakers and will interact by way of a Question & Answer box. Each day will include live polls, as well as interactive discussions with volunteer reactors following each presentation. CART and accessible options will be available.

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Monday, October 28:
Setting the Stage for KT
Time (Eastern) Session Presenter(s)
1:00–1:05 p.m. Overview and Welcome Kathleen Murphy, KTDRR
1:05–1:20 p.m. NIDILRR Update and Perspectives on KT Pimjai Sudsawad, NIDILRR
1:20–2:20 p.m. Cutting Edge KT: Adaptations and Sustainability
Q&A moderated by Kathleen Murphy
Julia Moore, Center for Implementation
2:20–2:25 p.m. Transitions and Introductions Kathleen Murphy
2:25–3:25 p.m. TBD
Q&A moderated by Kathleen Murphy
Susan Magasi, University of Illinois-Chicago
3:25–3:55 p.m. Break  
3:55–4:55 p.m. Panel: Planning for Knowledge Translation and Policy Impact

Speakers will present innovative experiences and strategies to share research-based knowledge for policy impact from their unique perspectives.

Panel Presentation 1: Research Informing Policy and Practice: Recent Examples from Australia at the Micro, Meso, and Macro Level
Panel Presentation 2: Disability Policy in the U.S.: Evidence and Implications

Q&A moderated by Kathleen Murphy
Gordon Duff, National Disability Services Australia

Kathleen Mullen, RAND Corporation; RAND Center for Disability Research
4:55–5:00 p.m. Wrap Up Kathleen Murphy

Day 1 Abstracts – TBD

Wednesday, October 30:
Synthesis and Planning for Impact
Time (Eastern) Session Presenter(s)
1:00–1:05 p.m. Overview and Welcome Ann Outlaw, KTDRR
1:05–2:05 p.m. KT Strategies to Increase Use of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in Stroke Rehabilitation

Q&A moderated by Ann Outlaw
Piper Hansen, University of Illinois-Chicago; Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
2:05–2:10 p.m. Transitions and Introductions Ann Outlaw
2:10–3:10 p.m. Misinterpretation, Misunderstanding, Misdiagnosis

Q&A moderated by Ann Outlaw
Seeta Ramdass, Seeta Ramdass Consultants; McGill University Health Centre Users’ Committee; Community Health Montreal
3:10–3:40 p.m. Break  
3:40–4:55 p.m. Panel: Innovative Synthesis Strategies

Speakers will present innovative and experimental strategies in synthesizing and reporting evidence, sharing new ideas beyond the gold standard of systematic review.

Panel Presentation 1: Innovative Approaches to Knowledge Translation: Evidence Platforms and Evidence Portals
Panel Presentation 2: Systematic Reviews for a Complex World: New Avenues in Research Synthesis

Q&A moderated by Ann Outlaw
Howard White, Campbell Collaboration

Katy Sutcliffe, EPPI-Centre, Institute of Education, University College London
4:55–5:00 p.m. Wrap Up Ann Outlaw

Day 2 Abstracts – TBD

Friday, November 1:
Innovative Dissemination Strategies and Tools
Time (Eastern) Session Presenter(s)
1:00–1:05 p.m. Overview and Welcome Donna Mitrani, KTDRR
1:05–2:05 p.m. Transmedia Knowledge for Innovating Knowledge Translation

Q&A moderated by Donna Mitrani
Jon McKenzie, Cornell University
2:05–2:10 p.m. Transitions and Introductions Donna Mitrani
2:10–3:10 p.m. The Power of Engagement: Community-Based Organizations and Knowledge Mobilization

Q&A moderated by Donna Mitrani
Lisa Lachance, Solutions for Kids in Pain; Wisdom2Action Ltd
3:10–3:40 p.m. Break  
3:40–4:55 p.m. Panel: InfoComics as a Knowledge Translation Tool

Infocomics are an innovative and burgeoning KT strategy to communicate evidence in an easily understood format. A panel of NIDILRR grantees will share how they are planning, creating, disseminating, and evaluating infocomics to share best practices and evidence-based information.

Panel Presentation 1:You Don’t Know How Much You Don’t Know About Comics
Panel Presentation 2:Defining Key Concepts in Disability with Comics
Panel Presentation 3:Comics from a Young Adult POV

Q&A moderated by Donna Mitrani
Silas James, University of Washington Medical Center

Wendy Strobel Gower, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University

Janet Walker, Mary Beth Welch, and Owen Swifter, Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University
4:55–5:00 p.m. Wrap Up, Looking Forward to 2020, and Evaluation Donna Mitrani,
Kathleen Murphy,