Interactive Day 2015



Moving Research in Clinical Practice

The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy hosted an educational event to provide all attendees the opportunity to learn about and discuss knowledge translation in rehabilitation.

Date & Time of Event: April 30th, 2015 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Venue: New Residence Hall Conference Center (3625 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2X 3P8)


This educational event included:

  1. Two Keynote Speakers:
    • Dr. Susan Law (McGill Family Medicine; KT expert)
    • Nancy Cox (Administrative Program Manager; CSSS Cavendish)
  2. How-To Workshop: Essential tools for designing an effective KT implementation plan to move evidence into clinical practice
    • Speaker: Dr. André Bussières; (KT/Implementation Science expert)
  3. Interactive group activity: design an implementation plan in your area of interest (pain, stroke, pediatrics, musculoskeletal, amputees) facilitated by content expert
  4. Oral presentations by funded research teams
  5. Informal KT café


To see the agenda for the event, click here.



Dr. Susan Law

Dr. Susan Law was appointed Vice-President of Academic Affairs at St. Mary's Hospital Center in 2010. She is also an Associate Professor in McGill Department of Family Medicine. Previous roles have included Associate Director of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), Vice President Research at the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF), and senior scientist with the Agence d’évaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé (AETMIS) in Montreal.   Dr. Law has experience as a health service manager in both Canada and the U.K. She completed a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Toronto (1986), and a PhD in 2009 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London.

Dr. Law’s research background is primarily in qualitative research and knowledge transfer. Her current research interests include understanding clinical and organizational change in healthcare systems, the use of evidence in decision-making, priority-setting, personal experiences of health and illness, patient engagement, and health planning in northern and remote communities. She leads the McGill-St. Mary’s health experiences research team – part of an international collaboration with 14 countries using the same approach to promote experience-based improvements in health and healthcare.


Nancy Cox

Nancy Cox graduated from McGill University in 1993 from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. She started her clinical career at the Richardson Hospital, working with the interdisciplinary teams of the neurological, orthopedic and geriatric programs for inpatient and outpatient phases of the care continuum. Given her interest to contribute towards the development and provision of the highest quality of services for her clientele, she assumed a Clinical Coordinator role and later a Program Manager position. In 2005, she was the local champion at the Richardson Hospital for the pilot implementation of the Stroke Canada Optimization of Rehabilitation by Evidence (SCORE) research project.  The knowledge translation skills gained as part of that project have served her well in her role as Rehabilitation Quality Team Leader, most notably in helping the CSSS Cavendish Richardson stroke team in their successful pursuit of Accreditation Canada's Stroke Distinction Recognition Program in June 2013. She is currently working as the Rehabilitation Program Manager at the Catherine Booth site of the Centre West CIUSSS  inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, as well as the specialized chronic illness clinics in low back pain and cardiac rehabilitation.


Presentation by 1st Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Law

Presentation by 2nd Keynote Speaker: Nancy Cox

Workshop Presentation: Dr. André Bussières


Oral Presentations

  1. A chronic low back pain patient toolkit to enhance patient self-management and healthcare communication and coordination - Marie-Andre Lahaie and Team

  2. Development of a KT intervention to promote the use of dance as a therapeutic modality in rehabilitation - Marika Demers and Team

  3. Determining the use of evidence-based practice in selecting intervention for children with cerebral palsy: Introducing CP-Engine - Vasiliki Betty Darsaklis and Team

  4. Resources for children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD): Tailoring knowledge tools for rehabilitation centres and parent associations in Québec - Chantal Camden and Team

  5. Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Early Mobilization of Patients in the Intensive Care Units - David Anekwe and Team

  6. Burn Survivor Rehabilitation: Practice Guidelines Development Training and Capacity Building Proposal - A. Chouinard and Team

  7. Optimizing Primary Healthcare Service in Chronic Low Back Pain Management: KT Implementation - Owis Eilayyan and Team


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