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Knowledge Translation and Public Engagement: Using Theory to Build Practice during the COVID-19 Crisis

July 23, 2021, 2021

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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.

Learning objectives:

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.


July 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Arthritis Research Canada