Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics

What is Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics?

Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics is a 1.5 day workshop that focuses on the foundations of KT, including key definitions and frameworks, how to assess and prioritize needs, consider levels of evidence, and define the practice change. This workshop supports participants as they begin to effectively put evidence into practice.

The workshop was designed for professionals and students interested in learning more about the fundamentals of KT, assessing and prioritizing needs, selecting high quality evidence, and defining what you want to change in order to adopt research into practice.

Workshop Dates & Location

Monday, February 13: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, February 14: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Workshop highlights:


  • A personalized learning environment to help you set and meet your individual KT learning goals.


  • Interactive activities and discussions so that you can develop KT competencies and start effectively integrating KT theories and evidence-informed practices into your projects.


  • Connect with other professionals involved in KT and share your experiences, challenges, and successes

    Workshop content

    KT Basics is a 1.5-day workshop on assessing evidence and prioritizing needs. The workshop includes didactic lectures, individual activities, interactive activities and discussions. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe relevant KT theories, models, and frameworks
  • Use appropriate methods to identify and prioritize needs
  • Select appropriate evidence
  • Explain how to get evidence into practice

    Who should participate?

  • Professionals in any health-related discipline (e.g., healthcare, public health, mental health) who are responsible for implementing change. Previous participants have come from a range of organizations (e.g., hospitals, funding organizations, and government agencies) with a variety of backgrounds (e.g., educators, managers, clinicians, knowledge brokers, researchers).
  • Students in any health-related discipline (e.g., public health sciences, social sciences, bioethics, clinical sciences). Please note that we have a limited number of available spots for students.




    Registration for the KT Basics workshop is $725.00 per person. Registration for students is $350.00 per person.
    The cost includes the 1.5-day in-person workshop and take-home resources. Travel or accommodation in Toronto for the 1.5-day in-person workshop is not included.


    Application & Contact

    Since many people were away over the holiday season, there has been a high demand to extend our KT Basics application deadline. To accommodate this request, we are extending the deadline to January 16, 2017.

    Applicants have the option of:

  • Downloading the application form and emailing to Melissa Courvoisier (
  • Completing the online application
    Please note that if you choose to fill out the online application, you must do it in one sitting because you are unable to save your application.