Archive for April, 2012


Who am I and what is this workshop about?

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2012 by Centre for Evidence-based Health Care

My name is Anel Schoonees and I am a researcher at the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa  My background is in nutrition and clinical epidemiology.

Knowledge translation is the process in which the gap between research and healthcare decision-making is being closed. Makerere University and McMaster University, in partnership with the Centre for Best Practices in Health, Yaoundé Central Hospital, is organizing a 5-day, non-residential training workshop on knowledge translation from 30th April to 4th May 2012 in Yaoundé, Cameroon at the Yaoundé Central Hospital.

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • learn how to find and use research evidence in the policy-making process;
  • discuss common barriers in using research evidence in the policy-making process and approaches to overcoming these barriers;
  • understand how to train and impart skills learned in the workshop to build capacity among your local knowledge translation platform team members.

In this workshop researchers and healthcare professionals will be building skills in how to assist evidence-informed policy-making. Every evening for the duration of this workshop I will be blogging about the event – reflecting on what I’ve learnt and in doing so sharing my learning experience with you.  You’re welcome to join me in finding out what knowledge translation is all about.