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KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting

Cross-posted from: ktcanada/news/2015-annual-scientific-meeting

KT Canada is pleased to announce its second annual scientific meeting. This year, we invite you to join the discussion on PATIENT AND PARTNER ENGAGEMENT.

The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, NS
May 11–12, 2015

Plenary speakers include:

  • Prof. Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health, Director of W-CAHRD, Director of NIHR CLAHRC WM, University of Warwick
  • Dr. Andreas Laupacis, Executive Director, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital
  • Dr. Edward Fottrell, Institute for Global Health, University College London

Panel discussion on stakeholder engagement with: with Krista Connell (NSHRF), Jean Slutsky (PCORI), Linda Wilhelm (Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance), and others.

KT Consultations sessions with Canadian KT experts including: Jeremy Grimshaw, Brian Haynes, David Johnson, France Légaré, Sumit (Me2) Majumdar, Sharon Straus.

We invite you to submit abstracts on advancing the science of KT.

Deadline: February 16, 2015 11:59 PM ET

Please see the attached flyer for information on how to submit an abstract and register.

Réunion scientifique annuelle de KT-Canada

Le réseau KT-Canada est heureux d’annoncer sa deuxième Réunion scientifique annuelle. Cette année, nous vous invitons à joindre la discussion portant sur L’IMPLICATION DES PATIENTS ET DES PARTENAIRES.

Le Westin Nova Scotia, Halifax, NE
11–12 mai 2015

Parmi les conférenciers invités :

  • Prof. Richard Lilford, Professeur de Santé Publique, Directeur de W-CAHRD, Directeur du NIHR CLAHRC WM, Université de Warwick
  • Dr. Andreas Laupacis, Directeur Exécutif, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital
  • Dr. Edward Fottrell, Institut pour la santé mondiale, University College London

Table ronde sur l’engagement des parties prenantes avec: Krista Connell (NSHRF), Jean Slutsky (PCORI), Linda Wilhelm (Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance), et autres.

Sessions de consultation avec des experts canadiens en KT incluant : Jeremy Grimshaw, Brian Haynes, David Johnson, France Légaré, Sumit (Me2) Majumdar, Sharon Straus.

Nous vous invitons à soumettre des résumés sur l’avancement de la science du KT.

Date limite pour soumettre un résumé : 16 février 2015, 23h59 HE

KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting

Cross-posted from: ktcanada/news/2014-annual-scientific-meeting

Join us in Québec City on June 12 and 13, 2014. We invite you to join the discussion on de-adoption of ineffective or untested clinical practices through attendance at the KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting. Advancing our collective knowledge of this issue is critical because abandoning ineffective or harmful practices are essential for improving patient health and strengthening our health care system.

We invite interested people to submit an abstract on advancing KT science. Special consideration will be given to those that focus on de-adoption and or economic analysis of de-adoption strategies.

Please specify your presentation preference: Oral, Poster or Workshop.


  • Speakers include:
    • Prof. Michel Wensing, Radboud University, Scientific Institute for Quality in Healthcare, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    • Dr. Vinay Prasad, Medical Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA
    • Dr. H. Tom Stelfox, Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
  • Trainee specific stream with “Meet the Professor” sessions with Canadian KT experts: Ian Graham, Jeremy Grimshaw, Brian Haynes, France Légaré
  • Panel discussion with editors from Implementation Science and other journals
Photo of Michel Wensing Photo of Vinay Prasad Photo of Tom Stelfox
June 12-13, 2014
Hotel Manoir Victoria
44 Côte du Palais,
Québec City, QC G1R 4H8
Room Block under KT Canada available until May 16, 2014

Registration deadline is May 16, 2014. Register Now

Registration fee: $300 CAD $150 for students and fellows

The deadline for abstract submission is March 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET. Submit an Abstract

Questions about the abstract submissions, program or meeting in general: Gail Klein or Vanessa Lybanon-Daigle

Questions related to registration and cancellation can be directed to info-med1404@cepdtoronto.ca

For more information: www.ktcanada.net

Cancellation policy: Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after June 4, 2014. A processing fee of $100 will be retained on all cancellations. Requests for cancellation must be made in writing. Registrations are not transferable. KT Canada reserves the right to cancel events. Registrants will be notified at the earliest possible date in the event of a cancellation. Registration fees for events cancelled by KT Canada will be refunded; however KT Canada will not be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause.

View the flyer (PDF)

Tenure track positions for professor/researcher

Cross-posted from: ktcanada/news/tenure-track-positions-for-professor-researcher

The department of family medicine and emergency medicine at Université Laval is recruiting to fill up two tenure-track positions (professor-researcher). The successful candidates will work closely with the Education and Professional Development's Office (VDPDPC) which focuses on educating and supporting faculty members. Detailed information can be found at:

  1. Interprofessional collaboration in health care—Professor-Researcher
  2. In health Sciences Education—Professor-Researcher

Job application limit deposit date 25/01/2012

Interested candidates can address a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, by mail or email, to:

Dr Guy Béland, directeur
Département de médecine familiale et de médecine d'urgence
Faculté de médecine
Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry
1050, avenue de la Médecine, local 4617
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

email: marilyne.grenon@fmed.ulaval.ca

Information: 418 656-3678

Heart and Stroke Foundation Ontario environmental scan and competitive analysis


Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) Ontario is requesting assistance in completing an environmental scan and competitive analysis of Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development, and Knowledge Translation programs and practices for healthcare professionals to inform decision-making on future directions for Ontario's provincial Health Professional Education programs.

Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario
Not applicable
July 20, 2012
Tuesday August 7, 2012

Request For Proposal/Quote:
Environmental Scan and Competitive Analysis For HSF Ontario's Health Professional Education


On September 1st 2011, nine of the Heart and Stroke Foundation's provincial Foundations and its national office were unified into one national Foundation (the Heart and Stroke Foundation), under a single national governance Board and CEO. The HSF national governance Board recently approved a new visionary mission statement for HSF: “Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.”

The Foundation is currently developing a national strategic plan to establish key objectives and corresponding areas of focus under which future strategies and initiatives will align. Through a parallel process, the Ontario Health Professional Education team—part of the Research Department—is undertaking an environmental scan and competitive analysis of Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development, and Knowledge Translation programs and practices for healthcare professionals.

There is increased evidence that significant gaps exist between what is known to improve health, and what is done to improve health policies, products, services and outcomes. A growing body of work on promoting the rapid uptake of evidence, changing the performance of health professionals, and knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) suggests that KTE—as a comprehensive framework that both subsumes and broadens the more traditional concepts of Continuing Medical Education and Development—has the potential to narrow those gaps, leading to more evidence-informed healthcare along the full continuum of care. In response, Canadian health research funders and agencies have made KTE a priority.

Scope, Timelines and Cost

This RFP is to select a supplier to design and implement an environmental scan and competitive analysis of Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Professional Development, and Knowledge Translation programs and practices for healthcare professionals to inform directions and opportunities for our provincial Health Professional Education programs going forward, within the context of the broader HSF's national strategic planning and priorities.

Components of this work may include but not be limited to an environmental scan, key informant interviews, and document review to address the following key questions:

  1. What are the best in class continuing educational and development offerings, models or practices for healthcare professionals, particularly in the area of cardio- and cerebro-vascular diseases (CCVD)? How are these implemented and resourced?
  2. What are some innovative practices within continuing health professional education, specifically those supported by a KTE framework or approach? How do these compare to mainstream offerings in terms of settings, content, operating models, targets, implementation and resourcing?
  3. What opportunities are available for Ontario-focused health professional education investments that are emerging, underserved, or missed in the area of cardio- and cerebro-vascular diseases (CCVD)?

Specific deliverables are:

  1. A presentation and slide deck/report on preliminary findings identifying effective approaches as well as innovative practices to health professional education and KTE
  2. Based on feedback to the interim presentation and findings, a presentation and final report (slide deck and supplementary materials as appropriate) on recommendations and opportunities for Ontario-focused health professional education investments

It is expected that an in-person project kick-off meeting will be held the week of August 20; this meeting will constitute an opportunity for the successful team to clarify what the project is to accomplish, what it will produce, and possible data sources. This approach will quickly align expectations and cement a common understanding of the tasks ahead. The selected vendor should provide a draft agenda prior to the meeting, based on this RFP.

The table below shows a preliminary project work-plan:

  • Week of Aug 20 - Project kick-off meeting with HSF
  • August 30 - Design, work-plan and research methods delivered
  • October 7 - Interim findings delivered
  • October 22 - Presentation and final report completed

This work must be completed for a fixed price between $30,000 to $50,000 plus HST.

Submission Requirements

This RFP is the first step in the vendor selection process. By submitting a proposal, each vendor acknowledges and agrees that HSF has no liability or obligation to any vendor, except to the party awarded a contract by the HSF in its sole discretion. The HSF shall be fully and forever released and discharged of all liability and obligations in connection with the RFP. The HSF reserves the right to cancel this RFP without any obligation or reimbursement to vendors.

We require your response to the RFP in electronic copy by end of day (5pm EST) Tuesday August 7, 2012.

Please submit a proposed statement of work for up to 10 pages (single-spaced) that provides the following:

  • A description of yourself/your organization
  • A step-by-step implementation plan that includes detailed milestones, time and budget allocation
  • Examples of 5 similar projects completed in the past 5 years along with 2 references from organizations that contracted or engaged you/your organization to consult for similar purposes
  • Description and/or brief bio of the project lead and the consultant team

Each proposal will be assessed as: not acceptable, acceptable, and superior, based on the extent to which they meet the following criteria:

  • Consultants' qualifications including previous experience consulting for similar purposes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the health research and health education environment / market segments
  • Adequacy of approach and methodology
  • Project management
  • Proposed allocation of time and itemized cost structure

Interviews will be scheduled the week of August 13 (if required). The successful vendor will be notified no later than August 20, 2012. All proposals – and any questions about this request for proposals prior to the submission deadline – should be directed to Lily Poon, Manager, Health Professional Education, at Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Tel: 416 489 7111 ext. 453, email: lpoon@hsf.on.ca or Shirley Von Sychowski, Manager, Evaluation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Tel: 416 489 7111 ext. 339, email: svonsychowski@hsf.on.ca.

If you have any questions/ require more information, please do not hesitate to contact me or Shirley Von Sychowski at svsychowski@hsf.on.ca.

Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis - Next Session Begins September 10 2012


The next session of the online introduction to systematic review and meta-analysis course will begin September 10, 2012. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

This is an introductory course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses and will be delivered online. 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).

Registration deadline for September session: August 31 2012
Course fee: $1600

Download: Flyer (.pdf, 160KB)