Using consensus to build clinical practice and clinical research capacity

April 01, 2022

Speaker

Dr. Jackie Whittaker, Associate Professor, UBC and Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

Consensus statements can provide guidance when there is no evidence, and organize subjective judgements based on a wide range of knowledge and experience while stimulating constructive debate. This presentation will briefly discuss consensus methodology and then provide an example of how the approach has been used to build clinical practice and clinical research capacity and identify priority knowledge gaps in relation to reducing the burden of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what a consensus exercise is and its purpose.
  • Outline key steps in a consensus exercise.
  • Compare and contrast four types of consensus methods.
  • Describe the OPTIKNEE consensus.

 

Upcoming webinar

Dr. Femke Hoekstra

Date

June 28, 2024

Transforming spinal cord injury counselling with open science and integrated knowledge translation

In 2024, KT Connects is focusing on open science — the practice of making scientific inputs, outputs, and processes freely available to all with minimal restrictions. Learn more

Webinar summary

Friday, June 28 

12 – 1 p.m. PST 

Open science practices provide the foundation for transparent and accessible research. Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) ensures that research is meaningful and useful in real-world settings. By combining these approaches, researchers can maximize the impact and relevance of their findings.  

In this presentation, Dr. Hoekstra will share example strategies and practical tips for using open science principles and IKT. She will use a practical example from co-developing and evaluating an e-learning course on spinal cord injury (SCI) physical activity counselling. The free, self-guided e-learning course is created for health and fitness professionals providing guidance or counselling to adults with SCI. 

Learning objectives

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

  1. Explain how the principles of open science and IKT can complement each other
  2. Learn strategies on how to apply IKT principles to co-develop and evaluate an educational course for health and fitness professionals
  3. Provide examples of how to apply open science practices

Speaker bio

Dr. Femke Hoekstra is an assistant professor in UBC’s Department of Medicine, Division of Social Medicine and an investigator with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in implementation science. Dr. Hoekstra holds a doctor of philosophy from the University of Groningen in implementation science, rehabilitation and physical activity promotion. Her research program focuses on improving health services and care for equity-deserving groups in rural, remote and isolated communities. She studies implementation processes of health innovations in real-world settings.