Development of the Capacity Necessary to Perform and Promote Knowledge Translation Research in Emergency Medicine

Academic Article


  • Knowledge translation (KT) research in emergency medicine (EM) is in its infancy, and few EM investigators have the skills needed to perform KT research. Furthermore, the capacity to perform such KT research is underdeveloped in the field of EM. This consensus group used an iterative process to set forth initial recommendations and suggest methods for the development of EM KT research capacity. We have emphasized the need to form sustainable linkages, particularly between EM researchers and KT scientists, and to educate EM researchers in KT research methods to help create and sustain a culture of KT in our field. EM KT researchers must also engage local and national organizations and stakeholders to fund and promote KT research. Finally, we see the need to further develop and support EM research networks, as these networks will be both the clinical laboratories in which to perform the KT research and the incubators for the development of EM KT research experts. © 2007 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 21276980
  • Author List

  • Dayan PS; Osmond M; Kuppermann N; Lang E; Klassen T; Johnson D; Strauss S; Hess E; Schneider S; Afilalo M
  • Start Page

  • 978
  • End Page

  • 983
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 11