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KT Update

VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2   |   February 2023 

An e-newsletter from

Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)


April 24, 2023, Workshop
“Outreach to Policymakers”

Registration is open now for the “Outreach to Policymakers” workshop that the Center on KTDRR is hosting on Monday, April 24, 2023, at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET.

Mark Bayer of Bayer Strategic Consulting facilitates this interactive training. Learn about (and practice!) which strategies are best for sharing research information with state and national policymakers. Management Concepts will introduce the workshop with a short presentation describing restrictions on lobbying pertinent to federal grantees.

Mark Bayer
View a video welcome from Mark Bayer.

Click here for a transcript of the video.

See for more details and to register.

Note: The workshop is free and open to the public; however, registration is capped at 15 attendees, and we will give priority to NIDILRR grantees. The Center on KTDRR does not cover travel costs for attendees.

Register for the Outreach to Policymakers workshop

Equity: More Than a Seat at the Table
2023 NARRTC Conference and Annual Meeting

Registration is now open! for NARRTC’s annual meeting to take place April 25–26, 2023 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. Interested in presenting? The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for research papers, poster presentations, and panel presentations. Submissions are due by March 3, 2023.

Submission details and form are available now.

Best Strategies for Synthesizing Research?
Ask An Expert!

Dr. Tanya Horsley

Planning on doing a systematic review or other type of research synthesis? The Center on KTDRR has engaged research synthesis expert Dr. Tanya Horsley to provide no-cost, one-on-one technical assistance to NIDILRR grantees. You can ask her for support as you make decisions about the nature, purpose, and value of common synthesis approaches, including systematic, scoping, realist, and traditional reviews. Email to request a consultation.

KT Casebook Opportunity for NIDILRR Grantees

The 11th edition of the KT Casebook is in progress—and your NIDILRR-funded project could be in it! The KT Casebook showcases how NIDILRR grantees are using innovative, effective, and measured knowledge transfer (KT) strategies to ensure that their research is useful to their audiences.

If you are part of a NIDILRR project, please contact us about submitting an entry for the 11th edition of the KT Casebook. Our staff will help to draft your entry, starting with information gathered from your project abstract housed on the website of the National Rehabilitation Information Center, Then, we will set up an interview with you to go over our draft and work with you to elaborate on its details, especially as they relate to the KT activity we’re highlighting.

Check out previous editions of the KT Casebook for examples of featured KT activities. Please let us know if your NIDILRR project should be featured!

Missed a Live Webcast (or Want to See It Again?)

Archives are now available for several recent KTDRR webcasts. They include captioned audio/video files, transcripts, and accessible presentation materials for download.

See all KTDRR Webcast Archives:

Annual Online KT Conference Is Back!

Save the Date: 2023 Annual Online KT Conference November 6, 8, 10, 2023

KTDRR’s annual online KT conference is back and will be held on November 6, 8, and 10, 2023, with the tentative theme of “Tailoring Your Knowledge Translation Strategies for Your Intended Users.” Email to join the conference planning committee or to find out more about how you can submit to present.


KT Update Wants to Hear from YOU!

Do you have any upcoming public meetings, conference notices, articles, reports, or other resources that you would like the Center on KTDRR to share with the broader KT community? If so, let us know! Please email Felice Trirogoff ( with a brief description (150 words or less), as well as any related and accessible images, relevant URLs, and grantee contact information.

Follow the Center on KTDRR on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

Questions? Email KTDRR at


Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)

The contents of this newsletter were developed under grant award numbers 90DPKT0010 and 90DPKT0001 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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