KT Update

An e-newsletter from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Vol. 2, No. 1 - October 2013


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KT Update was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) through grant #H133A120012 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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Webcast - October 10, 2013

Developing the Knowledge Translation Plan to Build Research Impact

From 2 -3:15 p.m. CDT (3-4:15 p.m. EDT) on October 10, join us for a webcast featuring Dr. Melanie Barwick of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Barwick describes critical features in developing a KT plan, and shares the KT Planning Template©, newly revised in July. Participate in preparation for the KT Measurement Conference!

REGISTER (free of charge)

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An Online Conference for NIDILRR Grantees!

The Center on KTDRR is hosting an online Conference on
KT Measurement: Concepts, Strategies and Tools. NIDILRR grantees are concerned about measuring the outcomes and impact from their knowledge translation activities. This online conference is designed to address major strategies in the planning and implementation of effective and efficient KT measurement approaches.

Participants will be able to register, view, and ask questions through the event’s virtual conference platform. Over a three-day period, October 29-31, 2013 (1 p.m.- 5 p.m. daily, EDT) the online conference will present national and international experts in knowledge translation and in measurement strategies.

REGISTER HERE  Register now - It is free and we have room for 250 participants. (Registration open through October 25, 2013)

Visit the KT Measurement Conference website for details on speakers, draft agenda, and more.

Day One Speakers Confirmed for KT Measurement Conference

Three of our speakers on Day One, Tuesday October 29, 2013 are Canadian researchers who are well-known in the area of Knowledge Translation.

Carole Estabrooks, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FAANHow do we measure research use in knowledge translation? (1:30-2:25 PM EDT)

Dr. Estabrooks is a Professor, Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Alberta and a Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation. She is a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and in the American Academy of Nursing. She also leads the Knowledge Utilization Studies Program (KUSP) at the University of Alberta.

Jeremy Grimshaw, MBChB, PhD, FRCGP, FCAHS - Identifying barriers and facilitators to KT (2:30 - 3:25 p.m. EDT)

Dr. Grimshaw is a Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. He serves as Co-Chair of the Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group, Director of Cochrane Canada and is Co-coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group.

Ian Graham, PhD, FCAHS - Measurement outcomes at CIHR and NIDILRR (3:30 – 4:25 p.m. EDT)

Dr. Graham is a Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Ottawa and Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. From 2006-2012 he was on an interchange with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research where he held the position of Vice-President of Knowledge Translation and Public Outreach.

Online Workshop: Assessing the Quality and Applicability of Systematic Reviews (AQASR)

Coming in November! SEDL's Center on KTDRR will sponsor a realtime online workshop to make disability and rehabilitation practitioners and researchers familiar with AQASR, an instrument to help independently assess systematic reviews and consider relevance for use. The workshop will consist of seven sessions to be conducted by Dr. Marcel Dijkers. What is AQASR? View the archived webcast! More details on the workshop soon to follow.

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