Stream 1 – Knowledge Translation trainees
Stream 1 is for graduate students and fellows in the field of knowledge translation. It focuses on the science and practice of KT, including skill development in end-of-grant KT (disseminating research results and engaging stakeholders in using them) and integrated KT (collaborative activities that engage knowledge users to ensure that the research is relevant to and used by the knowledge users).
Each Stream 1 trainee is expected to complete an annual learning profile and objectives, which are reviewed with their primary mentors. A summary is reviewed with the trainee and the Program Director during a yearly interview to discuss progress and concerns. The mentors and Program Director work together to create sustainable momentum in supporting KT research careers, to provide trainees with skills for lifelong success and collaboration, and to foster an attitude of lifelong learning. We encourage applicants from across Canada. The call for applications is annual.
Courses offered through this stream are:
- Annual Summer Institute
- National Seminar Series
Research Operations Seminar Series
The research operations seminar series focuses on writing grants; reviewing grants; preparing presentations, grants, ethics submissions, and manuscripts; and retrieving relevant literature and discussing ethical issues in KT research and project management.
Archived webcasts are available at webcast.otn.ca (search for knowledge translation).
Pragmatic KT Trials
KT Canada will be hosting a pragmatic KT trials course in Toronto on November 21 and 22, 2012.
The purpose of the 2 day workshop is to review the stages of trial design, from conceiving the question, to defining the intervention and comparators, to estimating the required sample size and developing a logistics plan. Interspersed with the short didactic and discussion review sessions are longer sessions during which you can draft your own protocol for a pilot trial, or even a large definitive trial, of you intervention and discuss it with colleagues doing exactly the same thing, led by experienced trialists, in a supportive environment.
Participants must have a KT trial question in order to participate in the course.
Please contact Gail Klein (email@example.com) to register and provide the following:
- Your KT trial question
Course fee is $600, payable by cheque to St Michael's Hospital
For more information, please contact Gail Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
This is an online introductory course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. It is co-taught by Sharon Straus (MD, MSc) and Andrea Tricco (MSc, PhD). The overall course objective is to teach about systematic reviews in general, as well as how to go about doing a systematic review.
It is recommended that the students conduct a systematic review while taking this course, as the information provided with help guide the systematic review process.
The course will cover 16 modules in total. Each module consists of a video presentation, 3-5 mandatory readings, optional readings, and a mandatory quiz. In addition, there are two assignments related to developing a systematic review question and protocol. The students will have three months to complete the course and we will provide high-level methodological support for the review, including a consultation with an experienced librarian and a consultation with an experienced biostatistician (if meta-analysis is being considered).
Each module takes 3.5-5 hours to complete. The assignments take approximately 10 and 20 hours, respectively, depending on whether you are using an existing project or starting a new one.
- Different types of evidence that can be synthesized
- How to formulate a review question
- How to develop a review protocol
- How to abstract data
- How to perform a meta-analysis
Cost for attendees not part of the STIHR training program: $1600
The course is offered twice a year, in September and January.