KU03: Knowledge Utilization/Transfer: From Theory to Practice  was held in Québec City, Canada, September 25th - 26th 2003. 

The third in the series of colloquiums was held at the University of Laval. Building on previous events, 2003's colloquium explored the science and practice of knowledge utilisation and transfer by examining, amongst other things, the contextual determinants of knowledge utilisation and transfer, and, utility measurement. 

Presentations at KU03

Part 1 - The Science of Knowledge Utilization/Transfer: Organizational and Sociological Perspectives

Is There a Theory-Practice Gap? Some Thoughts From Organizational Studies by Karen Golden-Biddle, Faculty of Business, University of Alberta, & Carole Estabrooks, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Roles and Influence of Professional and Social Networks on KU&T by Elizabeth West, Royal College of Nursing Institute

Evidence Based Nursing: Development and Testing of an Organizational Configurations Model by Ronald Van Linge, University Medical Center of Utrecht

Part 2 - The Science of Knowledge Utilization/Transfer: Cognitive perspectives

Social Psychological Approach to Changing Professionals' Practice Behavior by Leonard Bickman, Faculty of Psychology, Vanderbilt University

Unpacking Knowledge Use in Clinical Judgement – Using Social Judgement Approaches to Exploring the Clinical Decisions of Critical Care Nurses by Carl Thompson, Centre for Evidence Based Nursing, University of York

Part 3 - The Science of Knowledge Utilization/Transfer: Methods of implementation of interventions

Development, implementation and follow-up; a COPD guideline in the acute hospital setting by Donald Campbell, Monash University, Monash Institute of Health Services Research and Monash Medical Center

Methodological Issues and Initial Responses in Multiple Translation Studies within QUERI by Anne Sales, HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Part 4 - The Practice of Knowledge Utilization/Transfer: Recent Empirical Studies

TRIP Intervention Study: Evidence Based Reminders in Home Health Care by Penny Feldman, Center for Home Care Policy and Research

Studies on Guideline Implementation, Change Processes and Contextual Factors in Swedish Neonatal Nursing by Lars Wallin, Uppsala University and University of Alberta  

Using a Collaborative Research Utilization Model to Translate Best Practices in Home Care Pain Management by Marlene Dufault, College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island and The Newport Hospital  

Knowledge Utilization Initiatives from Associations: AWHONN's CVH Initiative and NAPNAP's HEAT Initiative by Karen Kelly Thomas, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)  

Part 5 - The Science of Knowledge Utilization/Transfer: Recent empirical results regarding KU/T

Changing Physician Behaviour: Evidence from Rigorous Evaluative Studies by Jeremy Grimshaw, Clinical Epidemiology Program Ottawa Health Research Institute 

Review of The Effect of Implementation Strategies Within Nursing by Ruud J. G. Halfens, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiteit Maastricht

What Factors Induce University Researchers to Transfer their Research Knowledge to users Outside the Scholarly Community? by Mathieu Ouimet, Réjean Landry and Nabil Amara, Faculty of Business, Université Laval

Improving pain management in Australian Emergency Departments by Ruth Cornish, National Institute of Clinical Studies 

From Here to Eternity? Epilogue by John Best, Diagnosis Pty Ltd, AUS & Alison Clegg, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Part 6 - The Practice of Knowledge Utilization/Transfer

The CHSRF Organizational Self Assessment Tool of Research Uptake by Pierre Sauvé, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

Recent Initiatives and the Proof of the Principle CIHR Program by Sonya Corkum, Canadian Institute of Health Research Canada
TRIP: Enlightening the Accidental Tourist by Sandi Isaacson, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evidence Matters When it Comes to Health: A New Tool of Research Transfer by Ofer Allan Avital, CEO of Evidence Matters

The Centre for Knowledge Transfer: Work in progress by Susan Babcock, Centre for Knowledge Transfer, University of Alberta

The Search Program of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research by Sarah Hayward, Alberta Heritage Foundation for medical Research