Course Details

Introduction to Knowledge Translation Learning Series Knowledge Translation in Action - November 2021

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. These sessions provide participants with an introduction to the Knowledge to Action cycle. This user-friendly process was instrumental in kicking off the KT field in health in Canada. Through this interactive course, participants will learn how evidence-based knowledge can be integrated and used in clinical and hospital practices to improve outcomes for patients and improve outcomes at HHS.

This course will be offered virtually in two parts, each 2 hours in length. Participants should plan to attend both virtual sessions.

Date Learning Hours Non-HHS Fee($) HHS Fee($) CCHL Fee($) Location
2021/11/11 4 0 0 0 Zoom (address provided after registration)

Date: 11-11-2021 Morning

Date: 18-11-2021 Morning

Course Description:

LEADS Domain: Achieve Results

Learning Hours: 3

Cost (HHS Staff and Physicians) : $Free

Cost (non-HHS):  Not Applicable

Cost (CCHL Members): Not Applicable

Date: Thursday’s November 11 & 18, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Location: Zoom (address provided after registration)

Technical Requirements:

  • Computer with audio and video capability
  • Computer capability to link outside of Citrix

Target Audience:

Those who deliver patient care and those directly involved in work that impacts patient care and how care is delivered.



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 (CEBI).

Dr. J. D. 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 (Department of Medicine, McMaster University)



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.