Amplifying Knowledge Mobilization and Dissemination with Patient Partnership

Thursday, 4th November 2021
11:00am12:00pm EDT

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About the Session

The Patient Advisory Committee (PAC; est. Oct 2019) at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Pain Centre works to integrate the voices of patient and caregivers in pain research, education, management, and policy. This presentation will focus on the partnership between the PAC and the SickKids Pain Centre Knowledge Mobilization specialist. We will use practical examples to illustrate the importance and impact of involving patients, caregivers, and families in all phases and research to ensure we have patient involvement in pain research, education, and policy, and clinical matters. We will highlight 4 successful collaborations in each of these areas (research, education, policy, practice) with patient partners locally and across Canada. We hope patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and health care providers will learn: (1) about the benefits of integrating a Patient Advisory Committee into an organization, (2) strategies to amplify the voices of patients/families/caregivers in an organization, (3) discover how to engage and empower new patient partners, and (4) knowledge mobilization is more successful with patients involved.

This presentation will feature a “Choose Your Own Adventure” decision making activity. Attendees will go through the example of planning a conference as a knowledge mobilization specialist at a large hospital. Participants are instructed to make choices or decisions that will increase the amount of engagement with conference. The strategy which will result in the highest level of engagement has patients involved in every stage of the conference planning and as “lived experience experts” in each presentation. The Zoom poll feature will be used to gather a group consensus for the choice made during the presentation. This activity will be available to anyone who has access to the internet which means it can be widely shared via social media. UPLiFT conference attendees will be able to access this activity at any place or time. We plan to begin our presentation with an online group activity (5 minutes). After this, we will present a PowerPoint (35 minutes) and then have time remaining for questions (15 minutes).


Presented By

Chad Larabie, MSc

Knowledge Mobilization Specialist
The Hospital for Sick Children (Canada)

Vina Mohabir

Clinical Research Project Coordinator
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)