Education and Training


October Medical Grand Rounds – 10/7/16
  • Details: This grand rounds is led by Michael Howell, MD, MPH who is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Quality at the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine. The topic presented is on When Quality Improvement is Neither Quality Nor Improvement (and what to do about it).
NVIVo visualizations
  • Details: This presentation was led by Dea Biancarelli and is focused on using NVIVo for your research project.


WUSTL Public Health – What is D&I?

Washington University in St. Louis presents a simple video on dissemination and implementation and why it is important.

The Health Foundation – The Importance of Improvement Science

In this short video, Nick Barber discusses the nature of improvement science, challenges of engaging the research community and what the future holds for the discipline. The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing better health and health care for people in the UK.

Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Child and Youth Mental Health

The Canadian Institute of Health Research funded this 5 part video to capture high level messages related to implementation. These videos can be used educationally to share knowledge about these concepts with a variety of audiences.



Spring K Grant Writing Course

The CTSI will offer a Spring K Grant Writing Course consisting of 6, 2-hour sessions:

  • March 9th
  • April 6th
  • May 4th
  • June 8th
  • July 6th and 20th

Participants in the course will: Recognize NIH structure and Institute priorities, basic “anatomy of a K” including essential components of each section, and K review criteria. Prepare all sections of their K award. Critique previously submitted K awards as well as each other’s CDA sections participate in mock study sections. Application opens January 24, 2017, Information session January 24, 2017 at 10:30am in R103.

Planning For Implementation And Sustainability Workshop

Planning for implementation and sustainability is a 3-day workshop designed for professionals in any health-related discipline aiming to gain knowledge on how to apply the science of knowledge translation (KT) to real-world implementation projects. Through interactive lectures, activities, and coaching (optional), workshop participants will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and engage relevant stakeholders for implementation
  • Assess the context and readiness for implementation
  • Describe critical steps of an implementation plan
  • Explain how to measure implementation quality and considerations related to fidelity and adaptation
  • Assess barriers and facilitators to sustainability and identify sustainability strategies
  • Plan for scale up and spread of an evidence-based program

Where and When

Dates: April 10-12, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Where: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Workshop only: $1850.00
Workshop and 3 hours of coaching: $2200.00

The cost includes the 3-day in-person workshop, take-home resources, and coaching (optional).

Travel to and accommodation in Toronto for the 3-day in-person workshop is not included.

Application Instructions

To apply for this workshop, please fill out the workshop application form found at, and submit your completed form to Melissa Courvoisier.

The application deadline is March 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

If you would like to discuss whether this workshop aligns with your learning goals and needs, please contact Melissa Courvoisier.


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