KT Webinars

KT Connects is a series of monthly beginner-level knowledge translation (KT) webinars hosted by Michael Smith Health Research BC and Arthritis Research Canada where KT scientists, stakeholders and practitioners discuss the basics of KT, how KT relates to patients and the public, and KT in health policy-making and clinical practice.

Upcoming webinar

Dr. Allison Ezzat - Clinician Assistant Professor, UBC; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, La Trobe University


October 07, 2022

Co-design research methods with community partners — benefits and challenges

In health research co-design is the process of collaborating with end users to create, test, and refine resources that aim to improve engagement, satisfaction, and health outcomes. In this webinar, Dr. Allison Ezzat will share methods used to co-design two online toolkits housed on the Translating Research Evidence and Knowledge (TREK) platform: 1) Musculoskeletal Telehealth Toolkit, which sought to improve the knowledge and confidence of physiotherapists to provide care via telehealth, and 2) My Knee, an education and self-management toolkit for people with knee osteoarthritis. She will describe the formative research that directly contributed to the development of these toolkits, share her experience in managing challenges throughout the development process, and explain how the toolkits are currently being evaluated.

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

  • Outline the co-design methodology used to develop clinician and patient online toolkits
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of co-designing online toolkits
  • Appreciate examples of novel methodologies for evaluating co-designed online toolkits

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12 – 12:45 p.m. (PT)

Fireside chat — Meet the researcher
KT Connects invites you to stick around after each webinar for a chance to explore your own goals in KT with our esteemed guest speakers. This post-webinar session is open to anyone who wants to gain insight to better incorporate KT into their research or who may be considering a career in KT. It is also an opportunity to connect with other attendees interested in KT. The fireside chat will happen right after the webinar ends.

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:45 – 1:15 p.m. (PT)

Past webinars

All past webinars are archived.

You can also find them on KT Pathways, along with other great KT resources.

More information

  • Ellen Wang

    Research Assistance and PhD Student



  • Kevin Sauve

    Manager, Knowledge Translation



For more information on Arthritis Research Canada’s work, visit www.arthritisresearch.ca