Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids: Bridging the Research to Practice Gap

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Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) is a Knowledge Mobilization Initiative funded by the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence. It brings together paediatric and general emergency health care providers, researchers, parents and knowledge mobilization experts from across Canada to find better ways to share the latest knowledge, bridge the ‘research to practice’ gap and raise the overall standard of care in paediatric emergency medicine.

The first of two presentations will tell the story of TREKK – why the Network was started and its progress to date. A focus will be on the results of the first phase – the Needs Assessment – which included a national iPad survey of over 2850 health providers and consumers at 32 general emergency departments to determine their knowledge needs and preferences. The results will be discussed and how they are guiding future plans, as TREKK moves forward into the Knowledge Synthesis and Implementation Phases of the initiative.

Find out more at or follow us on twitter: @TREKKca




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Dr. Terry Klassen

Terry Klassen is the CEO and Scientific Director for the Manitoba Institute of Child Health and Associate Dean (Academic) at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, and the Academic Director of the George and Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation. In recognition for his lifetime contributions, he was elected into the Institute of Medicine in 2010, is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and received a 2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Canadian Medical Association Journal Top Achievements in Health Research Award. In 2012, Terry was appointed to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Shannon Scott

Shannon Scott is a Canada Research Chair for Knowledge Translation in Child Health (Tier 2) and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. She currently holds an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Population Health Investigator, and was a previous recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award (2011-2013), and the CIHR Monique Bégin Knowledge Translation prize (2011-2012). Her ECHO research program aims to improve the health outcomes of children in Alberta and Canada through application of the best research evidence, as well as exploring factors that shape research implementation. Her research program is in the field of knowledge translation— a field focused on decreasing the gap between what the best available evidence advises that clinicians do and what clinicians actually do in clinical practice.

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