Course Details

Introduction to Knowledge Translation Learning Series Knowledge Translation in Action - June 2020

Gaps between what is known from research evidence and what is done in clinical practice are common. The goal of the knowledge translation (KT)/implementation science field is to reduce these evidence-practice gaps to improve patient outcomes. 

This session provides participants with an introduction to knowledge translation (KT) and the Knowledge to Action cycle. This cycle was instrumental in kicking off the KT field in health in Canada. Through this highly interactive session, participants will learn:

  • How individual research studies can be condensed into a reliable and useful knowledge products

  • How knowledge products can be integrated and used in clinical and hospital practices to improve outcomes for patients and improve outcomes at HHS

Date Learning Hours Non-HHS Fee($) HHS Fee($) CCHL Fee($) Location
2020/06/02 5 100 40 100 Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, RJCHC 1-014A

Date: 02-06-2020 All Day

Course Description:

LEADS Domain: Achieve Results

Learning Hours: 6

Cost (HHS Staff and Physicians) : $40 (includes lunch)

Cost (non-HHS) $100 (includes lunch)

Cost (CCHL Members) $100 (includes lunch)

Date: Tuesday June 2, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Location: Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, RJCHC 1-014A

Target Audience:

Those who deliver patient care and those directly involved in work that impacts patient care and how care is delivered.  This session is part of the Introduction to Knowledge Translation Learning Series.



At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define KT

  • Describe the knowledge funnel and knowledge to action cycle and explain why they are important

  • Determine a solution to a clinical challenge that is suitable for the HHS context

  • Identify the best KT intervention to promote uptake of the clinical or organizational solution

  • Identify methods to evaluate the implementation of the KT intervention and clinical/organizational solution

Faculty Team:

This session will be led by the team at the HHS Centre for Evidence-Based Implementation.

Dr. JD Schwalm, Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, McMaster University; Director, HHS Centre for Evidence-Based Implementation.

Karen Spithoff, Program Manager, HHS Centre for Evidence-Based Implementation


Course Features:

Participants attending both sessions in the Introduction to Knowledge Translation Learning Series (Knowledge Translation in Action and I Have Ten Minutes to Find Some Evidence) will receive a Certificate of Completion.


MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION:  Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 5 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.