Rehab Rounds: Sharon Straus

Sharon Straus from University of Toronto presents Lost in KT on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 12-1pm. This event takes place at the room 132 of the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue.

Dr. Straus is a general internist and geriatrician who received training in clinical epidemiology at the University of Oxford and the University of Toronto.  She is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  She is a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital;  the Director of Knowledge Translation for the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the University of Toronto; and the Division Director for Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto.  Her research interests include knowledge translation and quality of care, the precision and accuracy of diagnostic tests, and mentorship. Her KT research interests include developing, implementing and evaluating interventions to optimise the care of older people. She has more than 120 peer reviewed research publications, 40 editorials, and 60 abstracts. She is also the author of 2 textbooks including, ‘Evidence-based Medicine: How to practice and teach it’ and ‘Knowledge Translation in Health Care’.  The former has been published in 7 languages and is currently in its 4th edition.  It has been used in education curricula worldwide including undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education courses.  She was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care.  She holds more than $18 million in peer-reviewed research grants.

If you would like to attend by web conference, please log in as a guest at our Rehab Rounds Web Conference site. For more information, please contact pt.reception@utoronto.ca.

A recording of this presentation is available.