Interactive Day 2013


Date: May 27, 2013

Venue: Thomson House & Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

Attendance: 125

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joy MacDermid


Joy MacDermid is a physical therapist, hand therapist, and clinical epidemiologist. She is a Professor and Assistant Dean of Rehabilitation Science Graduate Programs at McMaster University.  Joy is also Co-director of the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) Clinical Research Lab. She is cross-appointed into Health Research Methodology at McMaster University; and Departments of Surgery at both McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario.  Her teaching and research emphasizes evidence-based practice, clinical measurement,  and knowledge translation.

KT Worskshop 2013

Date: May 27, 2013

Venue: Thomson House

Attendance: 57

A group of graduate students, faculty memebers, clinicians in rehabilitation, communication studies and social work gathered to discuss moving research into clinical practice.

Topics included:

  • How to design effective knowledge translation interventions
  • The keys behind moving research into clinical practice
  • Group activities learning the A-Z of KT interventions
  • Working as a team in a research
  • Applying to Edith Strauss Rehabilitation Research Projects
  • Research is fun!



1. Are OT nationally fulfilling their role of problem identifcation, screening, assessing, referring drivers with potential cognitive impairment

F. Mendelsohn and team

2. Focus on participation for children and youth with disabilities: Enhancing therapy practice through a guided knowledge translation process

I. Cormier and team

3. An emerging role for OTs in the management of individuals with mild cognitive impairment: A preliminary study

M. Holmes and team

4. Pilot project for the promotion of self-management of chronic mobility limitations among vulnerable seniors at the MUHC: Training the new generation of Canadian PTs for this role

S. Figueiredo and team

5. Does current practice align with best practice for intensive hand function training in children with hemiplegia? A national environmental scan

K. Shikako-Thomas and team

6. Ethics analysis of issue related to wait lists, prioritization, and treatment parameters in physical therapy: a knowledge translation project

M. Laliberte and team


1. Knowledge to action: Development of a toolkit to facilitate use of health survey data by rehabilitation researchers

Victoria Tang and team

2. Creation and testing of a measure addressing readiness to adhere to functional hand splint use in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Maria Voznyak and team

3. Use of dialogue to cultivate values-based rehabilitation practices in a mental health institution

Ronna Schwartz and team

4. Impact d’activités de partenariat recherche-clinique sur l’utilisation des resultants de la recherche dans un établissement de réadaptation

Diana Zidarov and team

5. Executive function assessment and intervention post-stroke: a learning tool for clinicians, patients and families

Valerie Poulin and team

6. Canadian survey of mental health occupational therapists' assessment practices

Susanne Rouleau and Karyne Dion and team

7. Providing patients with chronic pain with the necessary knowledge and self-management support: Development of a patient health portal for chronic pain

Lucie Bouvrette Leblanc and team

8. Program Evaluation of a Chronic Pain Program

Louise Lamb and Natacha Viens and team

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