• Stroke Knowledge Translation Workshop
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Workshop

    Cedars-Sinai Department of PM&RKnowledge Translation Workshop

    in Stroke Rehabilitation



    FRI 28 APR // 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    at the 2017 ACRM Mid-Year Meeting


    255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, Georgia USA  30303

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    Moving Research Evidence into Stroke Rehabilitation Practice: Interprofessional workshop on knowledge translation

    This hands-on workshop, led by Dr. Anita Menon, is designed for front-line clinicians who want to learn methods for designing effective, evidence-based interventions in stroke rehabilitation.

    Learning objectives:

    On completion of this workshop, the participant will be expected to be able to:

    1. Define and distinguish between terms commonly used in the area of knowledge translation (KT)
    2. Identify gaps in best practices versus actual practices in stroke rehabilitation
    3. Understand and apply the Knowledge-to-Action Model for designing effective KT interventions that close the evidence to practice gap specific to stroke rehabilitation
    4. Understand and apply methods for critically appraising and synthesizing the research evidence in stroke rehabilitation, as well as identify how this evidence can be "re-packaged" for its intended target audience
    5. Describe barriers and facilitators related to uptake of best practices; differentiate clinician and organizational characteristics that impact on KT interventions
    6. Apply the current evidence regarding effective and non-effective KT interventions for developing an effective KT intervention plan for a real or hypothetical clinical scenario specific to stroke rehabilitation

    Workshop Outline

    PART 1: Knowledge Translation in Stroke Rehabilitation

    • General info about KT and evidence-based practice (EBP)
    • Literature review on existing gaps in stroke rehabilitation
    • KT in stroke rehabilitation
    • Why do front-line clinicians need to know about KT?


    PART 2: Knowledge to Action Model: GPS for designing effective KT interventions

    • A KT story from A to Z: Unilateral spatial neglect post-stroke
    • Knowledge-to-Action model to guide knowledge creation and implementation
    • Knowledge Creation: synthesizing evidence specific to stroke rehabilitation
      • Group activity: Create clinical question and search for evidence-based response using Stroke Engine
    • Knowledge Implementation: moving evidence for stroke rehabilitation into action
      • Step 1: Identify knowledge/practice gap (learning needs)
      • Step 2: Adapt knowledge to local context
        • Group activity: Identify knowledge/practice gaps; select and adapt knowledge to local context
      • Step 3: Assess barriers and facilitators
        • Group activity: Practice Style Traits; EPIC scale
      • Step 4: Design and tailor a KT intervention
        • Group activity: Design a KT intervention ( KT blueprint document)
      • Step 5: Monitor knowledge use
      • Step 6: Evaluate outcomes
        • Group activity: Identify relevant outcome measures
      • Step 7: Sustainability
        • Group activity: Create a sustainability plan for the KT intervention
      • Examples of KT interventions:
        • Group Activity: Participant presentations (KT blueprints)
        • Feedback from other participants and Dr. Menon
      • Final take-home messages


    Continuing education credit is included in registration for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language professionals and psychologists.

    ACRM has designated Cedars-Sinai Medical Center PM&R Academics as the approval agency and is a sponsor for continuing education for this workshop.

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center PM&R Academics is an approved provider for the Physical Therapy Board of California, American Occupational Therapy Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (application pending). Cedars-Sinai Medical Center PM&R Academics is also an approved American Psychological Association Sponsor of Continuing Education for Psychologists.

    This course is being evaluated for designation of up to 7 hours of continuing education credits. CE credits will be awarded and certificates of attendance will be sent to participants who have completed all the requirements for course completion.


    Dr. Anita Menon

    Dr. Anita Menon

    About Anita Menon, PhD, OT(c), erg

    Dr. Anita Menon is an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University. She is also Project co-Director of the Edith Strauss Rehabilitation Research Projects, which aims at enhancing clinical and academic partnerships through knowledge translation initiatives. She completed her PhD degree in Health Administration at the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. Her thesis topic examined the effectiveness of Stroke Engine, an interactive e-learning resource for improving knowledge of best practices among front-line stroke rehabilitation therapists. Dr. Menon has research expertise in assessment and treatment of unilateral spatial neglect, stroke rehabilitation, knowledge translation and evidence-based practice. At the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, she teaches and coordinates an Advanced Practice for Stroke Rehabilitation course for students and rehabilitation professionals, which focuses on current knowledge of best practices for stroke rehabilitation assessment and treatment. She also teaches and coordinates a graduate-level course on knowledge translation (KT) in rehabilitation science, whereby students examine various client groups from the perspective of how research evidence can be implemented into daily practice using effective KT interventions. Dr. Menon’s accomplishments related to her research area include 26 peer-reviewed articles, 23 invited talks and 52 oral presentations.


    *Although significant changes are not anticipated, all schedules and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.