Events & Training

Register your team to learn about new approaches to support rapid learning and improvement

Begins 12 April
Deadline for applications is 24 March
Who should apply to be involved in this training series?
If you are interested in working as a team to develop innovative evidence products and use innovative processes to drive changes in a health system, please complete the simple online application process. In brief, you will need to identify a team of three to five individuals, consisting of one to two researchers, one to two citizen (or patient) partners, and one decision-maker partner (ideal, but not mandatory). We particularly welcome teams that strive for gender diversity and that include racialized and Indigenous individuals.

#SciComm on Social Media for Researchers

Tuesday 17 January, 10:00-12:00 MT
In this 2-hr interactive workshop led by Science Communicator Samantha Yammine (also known as Science Sam), we’ll discuss best practices for communicating science through social media. Building off lessons learned so far in her career and sharing examples from others in the field, you’ll see examples of effective science communication and myth-busting through social media platforms like Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, with lots of time for discussion and questions.

Instagram and TikTok for #SciComm

Tuesday 7 February 7, 10:00-11:30 MT
In this 90-min interactive workshop led by Science Communicator Samantha Yammine (also known as Science Sam), we’ll take a deep dive into mobile-first short form video creation for science communication. Instagram and Tik Tok are the most popular social media platforms used by youth and young adults, and among the fastest growing across all age groups. With their explore-heavy newsfeeds, when used strategically they can be one of the fastest ways to reach massive audiences outside your typical echo chamber. Whether or not you have an Instagram or Tik Tok account, come ready to learn more about the pros and cons of these platforms and the role they play in the modern misinformation landscape. This is an introductory workshop ideal for beginners to video, and will focus on easy-to-produce short videos popularized by Instagram Reels and Tik Tok.

Combatting Misinformation on Social Media

Tuesday 28 March, 10:00-11:00 MT
It’s important for researchers to respond swiftly to mis- and disinformation. However, in a digital age where disinformers are savvy with how they attack facts and those sharing them, it is important we debunk mindfully… and strategically. In this keynote, research scientist turned science communicator Samantha Yammine (also known as Science Sam) will share the importance and pitfalls of sharing science on social media, with lessons learned from the comms front lines during the pandemic. She’ll also share best practices and tips for effective myth-busting before a lively discussion. This is a session you’ll want to tune in for before sending that next hot take of a tweet!

Implementation Science Discussion Group: Adaptations

Wednesday 7 December, 11:00-11:45 MT
This session will feature Dr. Jodi Summers Holtrop. Jodi will discuss the nuances and complexities of adaptations, and they will describe considerations to better capture and characterize the impact of intervention adaptations. Recommended Pre-Readings: Methods for capturing and analyzing adaptations: implications for implementation research https://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13012-022-01218-3