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KT Canada Summer Institute on Knowledge Translation

We are pleased to announce the Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Summer Institute to be held in Québec City from June 9-11, 2014. The purpose of this Summer Institute is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of knowledge translation research as well as opportunities and challenges in this field. The Summer Institute will provide participants with the chance to network with colleagues including national and international KT experts.

The theme of the 2014 Institute is:
“Knowledge Translation for 4 Ps (patients, providers, public and policymakers)”.

The Summer Institute is aimed at graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows, and junior faculty who study issues relevant to KT and those who want to learn more about how to advance their research skills in this area. We encourage applications from trainees and junior faculty working in a wide range of disciplines that span all of CIHR’s research themes (biomedical, clinical, health services, and population health).

Attendees will have the opportunity to share their research projects (proposals and/or projects with preliminary results) through poster sessions that will facilitate further networking opportunities. Participation in the poster session also allows attendees to be eligible to apply for funding from their home institutions (where this funding is available) to attend the summer institute.

This event is being sponsored by KT Canada which is a Clinical Research Initiative funded by the CIHR and Canadian Foundation for Innovation. KT Canada is under the leadership of Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw (PI) and Dr. Sharon Straus (Co-PI). It was launched in 2008 and members include more than 60 colleagues from 7 universities in Canada. Members of KT Canada also hosted the 2008 CIHR-sponsored KT Summer Institute and held its first summer institute in Toronto in 2009. Interested candidates are encouraged to read published articles written by past participants: http://www.implementationscience.com/content/4/1/33, http://www.implementationscience.com/content/5/1/78, J Contin Edu Health Prof 2011; 31(4): 268-75 and J Cancer Educ. 2013 Sep;28(3):481-7. More about the KT Canada training program can be found here: http://www.implementationscience.com/content/6/1/127.

Summer Institute Objectives

The objectives of the 2014 KT Canada Summer Institute are to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the different challenges in the science and practice of KT
  2. Develop skills in the science and practice of KT for patients, providers, public and policymakers
  3. Network with other young researchers interested in KT research and KT as well as with mentors experienced in the science and practice of KT.
  4. Experience a supportive training environment that is respectful of the perspectives, tools and approaches of all disciplines.

Format

The Summer Institute will include a mix of small and large group sessions and will focus on active learning strategies. Mentorship opportunities will be available through formal and informal meet the professor sessions as well as peer to peer networking. We will also have a poster session and you will be expected to present your poster.

Eligibility

Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Be enrolled in a graduate program or hold a postdoctoral/clinical fellowship at a recognized university. Preference will be given to PhD and postdoctoral students. Masters students may be considered if they are in the final stages of their Masters degrees, have completed their research projects and analyses, and are writing their theses.
  2. Be committed to attend the entire Summer Institute and must participate in all sessions (including evening sessions). All participants will arrive at the venue before 5 pm June 9 and will depart after 5 PM on June 11.

Junior Faculty

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Hold a faculty position at a University or College
  2. Be committed to attend the entire Summer Institute and must participate in all sessions (including evening sessions). All participants will arrive at the venue before 5 pm June 9 and will depart after 5 PM on June 11.

Expenses

The Summer Institute will cover the following costs:

  1. Accommodation for 2 nights for June 9 and 10, 2014
  2. Meals including light refreshments on June 9, breakfast, lunch, 2 breaks on June 10 and 11 and dinner on June 10.

Participants will be responsible for their own flights and expenses beyond those outlined above.

Cost

There is no cost for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to attend the Summer Institute. The course fee for junior faculty is $1000.00. This fee includes accommodations for 2 nights, meals as indicated above and course materials. Payment details will be provided once attendance is confirmed.

Application

Please complete the online application on or before March 26, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. To apply, please click on the following link: http://applications.ktclearinghouse.ca/

Selection Procedure

An application review committee will select attendees based upon eligibility criteria, including research interests, range of disciplinary backgrounds, academic qualifications, complete application information, and geographical distribution. Applicants will be contacted as to whether or not they are accepted on or before April 30, 2014.

Expectations

Attendees will be expected to review all pre-event materials prior to the summer institute, come prepared, and attend all sessions, including evening sessions. Sessions will begin in the evening on Monday, June 9, 2014 and end by 5 PM on June 11, 2014

Reference Letters (graduate students and post-doctoral fellows only)

Referees will upload their reference letters online: http://applications.ktclearinghouse.ca/. They will be prompted to enter the applicant’s name and then to upload the letter. The focus of these letters should be on the applicants’ interests in KT, their ability to work with colleagues from different disciplines, their motivation and future career plans and how they would contribute to the summer institute.

Questions

Please contact Gail Klein with any questions: kleing@smh.ca