Interactive Day 2014

About the Event

Moving Research Evidence into Rehabilitation Practice

Date: Friday, May 23, 2014

Venue: Constance Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, 7005 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O., Edith Strauss Rooms A/B/C, Montreal QC, H4B 1T3

Edith Strauss Rehabilitation Research Projects hosted an Interactive Day to provide researchers and clinicians with an opportunity to network and learn efficient methods to apply the latest research evidence into daily clinical care. All attendees were able to learn about the challenges of using evidence-based practices and how to overcome them by Dr. Melanie Barwick. Clinicians, students, and researchers also presented their most recent research findings about a knowledge translation research project funded by the Edith Strauss Research Project.


Dr. Melanie Barwick

Dr. Barwick is a Senior Scientist in the Child Evaluative Sciences Program of the Research Institute, and Head of the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit (CYMHRU) in the Department of Psychiatry at SickKids.  She is also affiliated with the SickKids’ Learning Institute where she conducts professional development in knowledge translation, and with the Centre for Global Child Health as a scientist and member of the leadership.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Barwick is an internationally recognized expert in implementation science and knowledge translation, and has a program of research that spans health, mental health, education, and global health sectors. Her research aims to improve the implementation of evidence into practice and to broaden the reach of evidence more generally to support decision making, policy, knowledge and awareness. 



Keynote Address

Building Impact with Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science: Developments in Bridging the Know-Do Gap - Dr. Melanie Barwick


Oral Presentations

  1. Teachers’ perception of their own performance, satisfaction, and self-efficacy to support the self-regulation of their students: A pilot study - C. Hui and Team

  2. Best Practice for Sensory Screening in Older Adults by Occupational Therapists: Where are we and where should we be? - Ms. Mulrooney and Team

  3. Impact of Osteogenesis Imperfecta on Families: survey of parent experiences, challenges, and expectations - N. Dahan and Team

  4. Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy – Has rehabilitation practice changed in the last 7 years? - Ms. Steven and Team

  5. Perceived roles, experiences and impact of SAGEs (Specialists in the Application and Generalization of Expertise) as change agents in a rehabilitation center: a case-study - D. Zidarov and Team

  6. Changes in Rehabilitation Clinicians’ Practice Related to Upper Limb Management Post-Stroke over the Past Year: Do changes Align with Best Practice Guidelines? - R. Purovit and Team

  7. Implementation of an intergenerational inclusive wellness park to facilitate reintegration into leisure activities for clients in a rehabilitation hospital - Mrs. Kaizer and Team

  8. Refining functional impairment criteria in individuals diagnosed with Mild Cognitive impairments - J. Kwok and Team

  9. Mentorship in chronic pain: implementation and evaluation of a novel clinical knowledge transfer and exchange program - Dr. Ware and Team



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