Knowledge-to-Action Month

Every November, the Research Department hosts a month of collaborative events, bringing together leaders and researchers, healthcare providers and patients to learn about the importance of translating evidence into practice to improve care and outcomes.

2019 Events

November 1

Creating a Learning Health System to Improve Care: The Cognitive Health Initiative

Where: Learning Centre (Room S150), Patient Care Centre, Royal Jubilee Hospital and via videoconference

When: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Learn how formalizing workflows and data collection can enhance research opportunities and enable the implementation of solutions to improve care for patients with possible dementia. Dr. Alexandre Henri-Bhargava will speak on behalf of the Manning Cognitive Health Initiative, Seniors Strategy, and the Royal Jubilee Hospital Seniors Outpatient Clinic (Geo 4).

View a recording

November 6

Pain CARE & Share Education Day

Where: Woodward Room, Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital and via videoconference

When: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The 2019 theme is Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable. The morning session will focus on opioid use disorder and opioid safety. The afternoon session is on chronic pain.

Register

November 8

Engaging Indigenous Communities in the Cowichan Hospital Redesign

Where: Cowichan District Hospital Boardroom and via videoconference

When: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Learn the results of engaging with indigenous communities about respectful protocols for the planning and redesign of the new Cowichan hospital and health services. 

Register 

November 14

Healthy Ageing: Evidence-Informed Practice with Seniors

Where: Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo

When: 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 

This conference stimulates practice change and affirm best practices for optimal care and health promotion for seniors in all settings.

Registration and agenda 

November 18

Hack This: Establishing an Innovation Lab at Island Health 

Where: Woodward Room, Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital and via videoconference

When: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Take a deep dive as the Innovation Lab team shares their 3-year journey so far, including Island Health’s first hackathon, Code Hack.

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November 25

Moving Evidence into Action in Complex Systems: Some Tools for the Journey

Where: Room S150 (Learning Centre), Patient Care Centre, Royal Jubilee Hospital and via videoconference

When: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn about a new tool to help you assess and strengthen your ability to use and apply evidence.

Register 

November 27

Evidence-into-Practice Awards Ceremony

Where: Woodward Room, Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital and via videoconference

When: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Register

November 29

2019 Island Psychosis Conference - Early Psychosis Pathways of Care: Is It Working?

Where: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, Victoria

When: All-day 

This one-day symposium, hosted by Mental Health Recovery Partners, brings together practitioners, administrators, students, family members and people with lived experience.

Registration and agenda 

2018 Events

November 6

Out of the Box: Acquired Brain Injury and Mental Health

Recordings:

November 16

Gathering Knowledge: Working with Indigenous Communities (view the recording)

November 21

Informing Equity-Oriented Responses to the Overdose Epidemic (view the recording)

November 22

Mind the Gap: Engaging Patients and Providers to Prevent Delays in Starting Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes (view the recording)

November 30

Evidence-into-Practice Awards Ceremony and Presentations

Recordings: