6 Feb 2014

Seminar Series: Issues in Research Translation Science

Professor Jeremy Grimshaw
What the seminar series is about
Currently, clinical practitioners' uptake of best evidence from research is patchy. Global evidence of failure to translate research findings into clinical practice suggests that acting on research findings is a fundamental challenge for healthcare systems to optimise care, outcomes and costs. Research translation science (also known as implementation science and knowledge translation science) is a relatively new field of health services research. It is the scientific study of the determinants, processes and outcomes of research translation in order to develop a generalisable empirical and theoretical basis to optimise implementation activities. NTRI and the Australasian Cochrane Centre are co-hosting visiting academic Jeremy Grimshaw, who will provide a personal perspective about the scope of research translation science and key challenges facing the field at present. First seminar is 11 Feb, 12-1 pm, AMREP seminar room.
Biosketch: Professor Jeremy Grimshaw

Professor Grimshaw is a Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. He is Co-Chair of the Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group, Director of Cochrane Canada and Co-coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) group. He is also the Principal Investigator of Knowledge Translation Canada (KT CANADA), a CIHR and CFI funded interdisciplinary network of over 50 knowledge translation researchers from six academic health science centres in three provinces. Professor Grimshaw’s research focuses on the evaluation of interventions to disseminate and implement evidence-based practice.  He has over 400 peer reviewed publications.

Seminar dates

·         Tuesday 11 Feb, 12-1pm, Seminar Room 1 (Level 5, The Alfred Centre). Topic: "Seeing the forests and the trees – enhancing the informativeness of an updated systematic review of diabetes quality improvement strategies"
·         Tuesday 25 Feb, 12-1pm, Seminar Room 1
·         Tuesday 11 Mar, 12-1pm, Seminar Room 1
·         Tuesday 25 Mar, 12-1pm, Seminar Room 1
·         Tuesday 8 April,  12-1pm, AMREP Classroom 3
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