Knowledge Translation Working Group

The Knowledge Translation Working Group (KT WG) of the Task Force oversees development of practice and patient tools for each guideline. The KT WG is chaired by a member of the Task Force or a qualified individual designated by the chair. It is composed of Task Force members, representatives from the Global Health and Guidelines Division, and members from the Knowledge Translation Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.

KT WG Key Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to determine the best way to disseminate and implement the guidelines and accompanying tools within budgetary and feasibility constraints;
  • Develop tailored messages and tools for clinicians and patients aligned with guideline recommendations, using current “best practice” methods;
  • Use an iterative process of heuristics and usability testing to refine the tools for the relevant audience;
  • Review and incorporate emerging best practices for knowledge translation over time;
  • Engage in guideline implementation and evaluation projects as opportunities arise to further the uptake of the guidelines into primary care practice;
  • Members of the KT WG also participate in the Topic Prioritization and Methods Working Groups to provide input on knowledge translation issues. This input ensures that knowledge translation is considered in all aspects of guideline development.


Task Force Members

  • Dr. Roland Grad
  • Dr. Guylène Thériault
  • Dr. Henry Siu

Global Health and Guidelines Division, PHAC

  • Susan Courage
  • Melissa Subnath

KT Team, St. Michael’s Hospital

Communications Team

  • Kim Barnhardt