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November 22, 2022

What you'll find

In Alberta

1. Webinar: Learning Health Systems in Canadian Contexts
2. AbSPORU Graduate Studentship in Patient-Oriented Research 
3. De-Implementation of an Exemplar Low-Value Practice
4. Women's Health Research Knowledge Mobilization to Improve Policy, Practice and Outcome


Nationally

5. National Social Network Analysis Survey
6. SPOR National Training Entity's Official Launch Event
7. Training Opportunities in Science Communication
8. Call for Abstracts: CAHSPR Conference
9. Putting Evidence at the Centre of Everyday Life
10. New Approaches to Support Rapid Learning and Improvement
11. Non-Academic Careers in Implementation


Funding Opportunities
12. Engaging the Patient Community in Research and Publications

Employment Opportunities
13. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Equity and Children's Pain
14. Health Scientist, The National Cancer Institute 
15. Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Calgary


Tools & Resources
16. Land Acknowledgement Learning Series
17. Systematic Review Info Brief and Tool


ConneKT with Us!   

1. Learning Health Systems in Canadian Contexts
November 30, 2022 | Virtual | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT 


Join experts Stephanie Brooks and Dr. John Lavis in this webinar about how learning health systems enable moving patient-oriented research evidence into practice. This session includes a plain-language overview of learning health systems, as well as examples of learning health systems at work in Alberta and Ontario settings.

For details and to register >> 
2. Graduate Studentship in Patient-Oriented Research
Competition Closes December 16, 2022 | Institutional Deadlines Vary 


The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Graduate Studentship in Patient-Oriented Research offers a stipend of $30,000 to Alberta-based Master's and Doctoral students. Recipients also participate in a year-long supplemental training program to develop skills and integrate patient-oriented research approaches in their thesis projects.

For details and to apply >> 
Re-posted from the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit 
3. De-Implementation of an Exemplar Low-Value Practice
November 30, 2022 | Virtual | 10:00 - 11:00 am MT


Albumin, a protein found in blood plasma, is frequently prescribed to adults admitted to intensive care units despite evidence indicating there is no benefit. Join the De/Implement series with Dr. Daniel Niven, Intensivist and Medical Director of the Peter Lougheed Intensive Care Unit in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Niven will share results and lessons learned from a multifaceted quality improvement intervention to reduce low-value albumin use among adults admitted to intensive care.

For details and to register >>
Re-posted from Choosing Wisely Canada Implementation Research Network  
4. Women's Health Research Knowledge Mobilization to Improve Policy, Practice and Outcome
November 23, 2022 | Virtual | 10:00 - 11:30 am MT

Join this discussion with service providers to learn about improving the health of women, trans and non-binary people. Learning from research that has successfully engaged service providers to benefit the health of women, trans, and non-binary people, they will engage in a discussion of knowledge mobilization challenges and lessons learned.

For details and registration >> 
Re-posted from Women & Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI) 
5. National Social Network Analysis Survey

Please consider responding to a new national social network analysis survey that aims to understand how groups of people involved in child development and rehabilitation connect with others to share and use knowledge. This survey is for people who are involved in child development and rehabilitation in Canada, including family members and caregivers, health care providers, researchers, and knowledge translation support people. The overall goal of this work is to improve families’ access to safe, effective health care and knowledge. The findings will be used to create strategies and support connections that help move knowledge into action. 

For more details and to Access the survey >>
Re-posted from The Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba  
6. SPOR National Training Entity's Official Launch Event
Wednesday November 30, 2022 | Virtual | 12 - 1:30 pm MT


All members of the patient-orientated research community are invited to the SPOR National Training Entity's official launch event, which includes several activities you can take part in the week of November 28th. This event will be an opportunity to learn more about the National Training Entity's mandate and approach to capacity development in patient-oriented research. During the event, Dr. Amy Lang, the Executive Director of Patient-Oriented Research at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research will give the keynote presentation. 

Learn more >> 
Re-posted from the SPOR National Training Entity 
7. CIHR Training Opportunities in Science Communication
Multiple dates and times between now and March 28, 2023. All workshops will be offered virtually. 

Designed for career stages ranging from graduate students, PhD candidates and postdocs through to senior researchers on how to respectfully and effectively share our research and science in ways that make it engaging and valuable.  

For details and registration >> 
Re-posted from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
8. Call for Abstracts: Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 9:59 pm MT | Conference Dates: May 29-31, 2023 | Montreal QC

The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) is currently accepting abstract submissions for the upcoming annual conference. They invite submissions for standard oral and poster presentations as well as for work completed by embedded health researchers. Conference registration will open in March 2023. 

For details and abstract submission >> 
Re-posted from the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) 
9. Putting Evidence at the Centre of Everyday Life
November 28, 2022 | Virtual | 10:00 - 11:30 am MT

This webinar will discuss what has been learned during the COVID era about the need for citizen engagement in and leadership of efforts to ‘put evidence at the centre of everyday life'. It will also provide an opportunity to introduce the Evidence Commission's newly launched Citizen Leadership Group.

For details and registration >> 
Re-posted from Canadian Association for Health and Policy Research (CAHSPR) 
10. New Approaches to Support Rapid Learning and Improvement
April 12, 2023 | Virtual Masterclass
Application Deadline: March 24, 2023


The application window for teams interested in the next offering of our virtual training series on Evidence Products and Processes that Support Rapid Learning and Improvement is now open! This Masterclass offering, starting April 12, 2023, will highlight new approaches and build the capacity of participating teams to prepare fit-for-purpose evidence products and to engage in the key complementary processes that help to facilitate the preparation of evidence products and increase the likelihood that they’ll have an impact.  
  Re-posted from McMaster University 
11. Non-Academic Careers in Implementation
November 29, 2022 | Virtual | 10:00 am MT


The Center for Implementation is holding a free virtual event to talk about non-academic careers in implementation that you may not have even heard about. This event is ideal for graduate students or recent graduates interested in exploring a non-academic career. It’s also very relevant to professionals looking to transition into a new implementation-focused role.

For details and registration >>
Re-posted from The Center for Implementation (TCI) 
12. Engaging the Patient Community in Research and Publications
Competition Closes December 8, 2022 | Institutional Deadlines Vary


This grant will provide the patient community the opportunity to collaborate with the academic research community to receive training so that the patient community may better collaborate with publishers, research professionals, and clinicians to accelerate co-production of research. 

For funding details >>
Re-posted from the University of Alberta 
13. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Equity and Children's Pain
Open until filled 

Dr. Christine Chambers and Dr. Kathryn Birnie are recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow who has an interest in health equity and children’s pain. The Fellow would be based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with opportunities for collaboration with Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP), a national knowledge mobilization network whose mission is to improve children's pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration. 

View the posting >>
Re-posted from It Doesn't Have to Hurt - Proven Pain Control for Children 
14. Health Scientist, The National Cancer Institute
Application Deadline: December 1, 2022


The Implementation Science team is seeking a health scientist with implementation science experience and expertise to participate as an active team member in ongoing initiatives and to take leadership on new and emerging projects across the cancer continuum. Both the discipline and content area expertise are open, but the candidate should have interest and experience in advancing implementation science in cancer and be able to work well with a variety of trans-disciplinary groups and organizations and function independently. 

View the job posting >> 
Re-posted from the National Cancer Institute 
15. Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Calgary
Open until filled


The Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Calgary are accepting applications for a Fellowship in pragmatic clinical trials and implementation science, to be based in Calgary, Alberta. 

View the job posting >> 
Re-posted from the University of Calgary 
16. Supporting Each Other's Journey: Land Acknowledgement Learning Series
 
Can-SOLVE CKD Network has launched a new webinar series to inspire a deeper understanding of Land Acknowledgments and:
  • Acknowledge the power of Indigenous resilience, and understand the intended purpose, history, and context around offering Land Acknowledgments
  • Offer the participants the opportunity to embark on the journey toward reconciliation, by using Land Acknowledgments with more purpose, conviction, and integrity
  • Develop a personalized Land Acknowledgment which demonstrates the relationship and connection to the land
View the series >> 
Re-posted from the Can-SOLVE CKD Network 
17. Systematic Review Info Brief and Tool

As you develop your systematic review protocols or consider updating your existing reviews, check out this new info brief and software tool. The latest info brief from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability & Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR), New Methods and Technologies for Keeping Systematic Reviews Up to Date, outlines innovations in bibliographic data searching that may be helpful in identifying studies for systematic reviews.
 
View the info brief and tool >> 
Re-posted from Knowledge Translation for Disability & Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) 

New KT tools to promote? Achievements to share? Events or job postings?

Send your submissions to stephaniebrooks@ualberta.ca by November 30, 2022, for our next newsletter edition. 
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