Keeping up with Knowledge Translation

The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU), is excited to share with you a new capacity development pilot series, Keeping up with Knowledge Translation.

These sessions will touch on both the practice and science of KT and will highlight researchers and organizations in the Maritimes. The webinar series will be of interest to key stakeholders across the health care community including health care professionals, patients/caregivers, trainees, policy-makers, and researchers.

Due to current COVID-19 protocol in the Maritimes, this series will be first launched as a virtual series. Adaption to a hybrid model (face to face and virtual) will be re-considered based on changing practices.

This pilot series will take place every second month. Please see below to register for our upcoming session:

Session 1: The Science and Practice of Knowledge Exchange

Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Platform: Zoom Webinar


Dr. Christine Cassidy, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University

Dr. Christine Cassidy is a registered nurse, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University, and Affiliate Scientist at the IWK Health Centre. She received her BScN from the University of Prince Edward Island and PhD in Nursing from Dalhousie University. She completed a CIHR Health System Impact Postdoctoral Fellowship at the IWK Health Centre and University of Ottawa with the Integrated Knowledge Translation (IKT) Research Network. Her program of research uses an IKT approach to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based practices and knowledge translation interventions in pediatric care.

Jo Parker, Managing Director Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)

SKIP’s Managing Director is responsible for the day-to-day planning and operations of SKIP, including finance, evaluation, strategic planning and management of SKIP’s administrative centre in Halifax.

Erin Aubrey, Eastern Region Knowledge Broker, Strategic Partnerships Lead, SKIP

In these roles, Erin acts as a change catalyst and connecter in the eastern region and works to synergize and leverage partnership opportunities to improve pain management for children.

Please email Julia Kontak, Knowledge Translation Coordinator at for late registration and to receive the zoom link.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:30