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July 23, 2021 12:00pm Pacific Time
KT Connects - "Knowledge translation and public engagement: Using theory to build practice during the COVID-19 crisis"
Speaker - Dr. Emily Rempel, Knowledge Translation Lead - BC Centre for Disease Control
The COVID-19 ‘infodemic’ has demonstrated the shared value of scientific research and evidence for both policy and public. It’s also shown the risks when knowledge is poorly understood, contextualized and applied.
In this session, Dr. Emily Rempel will share her experiences working in knowledge translation, public engagement and misinformation for COVID-19 at the BC Centre for Disease Control. She will contrast theories, definitions and practices of knowledge translation and public engagement in public health.
The session will explore how we can take lessons from the COVID-19 infodemic to create a more effective knowledge translation response in times of crisis.
1) To explore the spectrum of activities involved in knowledge translation in the public health context.
2) To define and contrast knowledge translation and public engagement from a theoretical basis.
3) To examine and evaluate applied examples of knowledge translation and public engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.