Events & Training

How to Advance Gender Equity

Tuesday 20 April 10:00 – 11:00 MT
Despite evidence showing that greater gender equity is better for health policy-making and patient care, gender inequity remains a problem in Canadian health care. This lecture will explore the occurrence and consequences of gender inequity in medicine and academia, present why gender equity is important, and provide strategies to promote gender equity, such as behavioural or systemic change, targeted interventions, career flexibility, increased visibility, recognition and representation, mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, and financial support.

Dementia-Friendly Canada Project

Available on demand
The Dementia-Friendly Canada project is a partnership between the Alzheimer Societies of Canada, B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Each of the partnering provinces has been successful in creating dementia-friendly communities. This project will help expand on the work being done in these provinces to create tools, education and programing that will allow for the development of dementia-friendly communities across the country. This presentation will speak to the Dementia-Friendly Canada project, including an overview of the project goals, a presentation of findings from our 2020 focus groups, an introduction to several resources that are currently in progress and a summary of next step.

IFA Global Cafe: In Conversation with Dr. Katherine McGilton “Identify Interventions and Models of Health Care Delivery”

Friday 23 April 05:00-06:00 MT
Healthcare services should be distributed through interventions and demographic groups in an ideal health system to achieve the highest possible overall level of population health at the lowest cost. During the COVID-19 pandemic the system is facing a challenge of how to deliver effective care.

As an expert on the intervention studies and models of care, Dr McGilton’s work focuses on enhancing the care of older people, especially those with dementia, through the development and application of interventions, outcome measures and models of care in practice.

#DebunkingDesire: Sexual science, social media, and strategy in the pursuit of knowledge dissemination.

Friday 23 April 13:00 MT
One in three women will experience distressingly low sexual desire in their lifetime, though many of them will never speak to a healthcare provider about their concerns. The #DebunkingDesire team, led by Dr. Lori Brotto, sought to disseminate evidence-based information about low sexual desire through a targeted social media campaign. This multidisciplinary team leveraged a variety of social media platforms, strategies informed by previous knowledge translation campaigns, and personal expertise to engage their audience and drive impressions. In this presentation, the team will discuss their strategies, experiences, and recommendations for others considering a social media knowledge translation campaign.

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

Understand the rationale for using social media to debunk sexuality myths and share science on women’s sexual health.
Understand the planning and strategy behind a social media knowledge translation campaign.
Evaluate varying digital platforms and dissemination strategies for relevance and impact for a given campaign.
Consider a multidisciplinary, diverse team including a patient partner to meet knowledge translation goals.

KT Canada National Seminar Series: Scaling Science

Thursday 29 April 10:00-11:00 MT
Presenter: Robert McLean
Learning objectives:
1. Describe the field of scaling science.
2. Identify ways that scaling science might complement their efforts in knowledge translation and implementation science.
3. Apply scaling thinking and practice in their own projects.