2013 RTNA Conference Call for Abstracts

October 9-11, 2013Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff AB

Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit abstracts for either oral or poster presentations at the 2013 Research Transfer Network of Alberta (RTNA) Conference KT: Inspiring Change which will take place October 9-11, 2013 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta.  Please read the call for abstracts information carefully before downloading the abstract submission form on-line.

The theme of the conference is about being inspired to practice KT that results in positive change. To accomplish this, we need to focus on finding real solutions for real problems using evidence from research, tacit or experiential knowledge, and learning from other sectors to best inform decisions. We also need to explore tools and techniques that help stimulate change: how to engage audiences, develop partnerships and collaborations, use implementation science, and evaluate impact.

Conference Objectives:

  • Advance our understanding of and commit to using best practice in KT
  • Explore new and exciting options and formats for sharing knowledge
  • Engage stakeholders through the use of story
  • Stimulate partnerships and collaborations
  • Embrace KT learnings from other sectors
  • Encourage measurement and evaluation of social impact
  • Energize those around us to put ideas into action

Abstracts for projects or research on any aspect of knowledge translation are welcome.

The online submission process will be open until 11:59 p.m.(MST) on Friday, July 26, 2013. Abstracts will undergo a peer-review process and selected abstract authors will be notified in August 2013.

There will be an opportunity for presenters of accepted posters to do a two minute lightning talk during the program. All selected abstracts will be published in an abstract booklet whick will be provided to delegates at the conference.

Call for Abstract details and abstract submission form can be found at: