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Free webinar: Practical strategies to mobilise knowledge in complex systems

28 Mar 2017, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Date: Tuesday 28 March, 2017
Time: 4 pm – 5 pm AEDT

Registration: Registration is essential. Please register by Thursday 23 March 2017 at: 

You will then be emailed a link to join the webinar.

About the webinar: 
Robust evidence about what could improve health and health care is not hard to find, but it is often hard to act on. The field of knowledge mobilisation has advanced our understanding of how to use evidence in practice and policy. However, not enough attention has been paid to the complexity of the systems into which new evidence is being introduced.

In this webinar, international experts Dr Bev Holmes and Professor Diane Finegood will propose practical strategies to encourage the use of evidence in complex systems, including co-production of knowledge, shared goals and measures, and leadership.

About the presenters:
Dr Bev Holmes is Acting President and CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and has a wealth of experience in health research, practice and policy. Her commitment to integrating these disciplines has seen her head up the Foundation’s research and impact initiatives whilst also serving as executive and interim lead of the BC Academic Health Science Network and the BC SUPPORT Unit. Since joining the Michael Smith Foundation in 2010, Bev has helped establish its reputation as a leader in knowledge translation, facilitated efforts to establish a strategic direction for provincial health research, and supported the Foundation through a period of organisational redesign and program expansion. Most recently, during her time as vice-president, research and impact, she was responsible for funding programs, knowledge translation, provincial projects and impact analysis.

Professor Diane Finegood is an experienced research leader and strategic visionary with an exceptional track record of heading provincial and national leading-edge health research organisations. She served as President and CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2012-2016) and as inaugural scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (2000-2008). As a bridge-builder and systems thinker, she has successfully facilitated the needs of disparate stakeholders to carve out common ground for effective collaboration and impact. Diane is also an internationally recognised researcher whose work and expertise range from cell biology, physiology, and mathematical modelling to population and public health, health policy and knowledge translation.

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