Meeting Point
Between Knowledge and Practice

A knowledge translation newsletter
October 2017 Edition

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research post a new funding opportunity in knowledge synthesis
CIHR has launched a new program called Operating Grants: Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis. Applicants can submit their proposals until December 5, 2017. CIHR will hold an information webinar for this program on October 17, at 1:30 PM (EDT).

Registered Reports : A new way to publish scientific results
In order to promote transparency and to put focus on research questions and methods, the Center for Open Science suggests a new publication process : registered reports. With this approach, peer review occurs before data collection and the journal guarantees the publication of the study, whatever the results. BMC Medicine recently announced they will accept this type of publication.

Fake scientific journals proliferate
An investigation by the newspaper La Presse sheds light on the predatory journal phenomenon. The authors estimate that more than 4000 predatory journals currently operate globally and that hundreds of Quebec researchers are among their published authors. Eric Mercier, a fellow at the Medicine Faculty, Laval University, recently published a study on the subject and concludes that young researchers are especially vulnerable and need to be better informed.

Events1838288d-f0a1-48f6-886b-af3b00ce9457.pngAudit and Feedback National Meeting
This meeting, presented by the Knowledge Translation Component of the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit and the Audit & Feedback Meta-Laboratory, will consist of two full-day events: a scientific update and a planning and implementing workshop.
Where and when? Calgary, AB, October 19-20, 2017 ; registration until October 6.

Knowledge Translation Outcome Measurement - An online conference
This virtual conference presented by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research focuses on knowledge translation outcomes measurement. Participants will be able to connect and interact via the conference virtual platform.
Where and when? Online, October 30, November 1 and November 3, 2017 ; registration until October 26, limited number of participants.

North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting
The 45th annual meeting of the NAPCRG presents a vast program of presentations and workshops on primary care. Pre-conference workshops are also on the agenda, including a workshop on a patient and clinician engagement initiative supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Where and when? Montreal, QC, November 17-21, 2017

Resourcesebd4567d-5760-4e73-a7ec-b30f2ba2222b.pngKnowledge Translation Canada National Seminar Series
The next edition of this monthly webinar series will be presented on October 12, at 12 PM (EDT) by Annie LeBlanc, associate professor, at the Faculty of Medicine, Laval University and Deputy Director for the Knowledge Translation Component of the Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit. The presentation is entitled : "Meaningful translation of comparative effectiveness research at the point of care".

Cochrane Interactive Learning : Conducting an Intervention Review
Cochrane has launched ten self-directed online learning modules covering all the steps of a systematic review of an intervention. Access to the first four modules is free until October 13.

Cochrane Canada Francophone - Standard Author Training Workshop
Cochrane Canada Francophone, in collaboration with the Knowledge Translation Component of the Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit, offers a training workshop for students, professionals, clinicians and researchers on the Cochrane methodology for systematic reviews. This workshop takes place over three days, October 16, 17 and 18, 2017, at Laval University in Quebec City.

Communicating Your Research - A Toolkit
This toolkit presented by the UK-based Health Foundation aims to help researchers who wish to communicate their research to plan impactful dissemination activities.

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See all articles identified through our informational monitoring in KT here.

Montreal Accord on patient-reported outcomes (PRO) use series – paper 1: introduction
Bartlett SJ and Ahmed S. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology [Internet]. Apr 19 2017 [cited Sept 20 2017];0(0)
This article is the first in an eight-part series on patient-reported outcomes. Part of a patient-centred care approach, these measures aim to capture the point of view of patients. The series addresses methodological, organizational, technical and ethical issues of the use of patient-reported outcomes in practice.

Assessing the impact of healthcare research: A systematic review of methodological frameworks
Rivera SC et al. PLOS Medicine. Aug 2017;14(8):e1002370.
This systematic review identifies and synthesizes existing methodological frameworks to evaluate the academic, political, socio-economic and health- and health systems-related impacts of healthcare research.

Selecting and implementing overview methods: implications from five exemplar overviews
Pollock A et al. Systematic Reviews. July 18 2017;6:145
Overviews of reviews are increasingly common as a form of knowledge synthesis. This article presents five examples of overviews and discusses the methodological issues relevant to this type of study.

Facilitation roles and characteristics associated with research use by healthcare professionals: a scoping review
Cranley LA et al. BMJ Open. Aug 1 2017;7(8):e014384.
This scoping review examines the facilitation approach to evidence implementation. The authors identify different roles people acting as facilitators can take, and characteristics of the process linked to better evidence use by healthcare professionals.

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