LearnTransfusion Series

Topic Teaching: Applying Knowledge Translation (KT) to Reduce the Inappropriate Use of Plasma in Ontario (and other applications of KT)

November 5, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM (EDT)


Presented by:

Section Head Transfusion Medicine
London Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor, Western University


1.  To review the nuts and bolts of Knowledge Translation in healthcare.
2.  To discuss applications of KT in hot areas of Transfusion Medicine, including blood product utilization, transfusion premedication, and others.
3.  To brainstorm with TM trainees and audience about which knowledge-to-action gaps currently exist in Canada.


1.  Florez ID, Brouwers M, Solh Z. Knowledge Translation in Transfusion Medicine. Part 4: Measurement and Sustainability of Knowledge Use. Transfusion (Accepted; April 2018).
2.  Solh Z, Brouwers M, Florez ID. Knowledge translation in transfusion medicine. Part 3: Interventions and tools. Transfusion. 2018 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print]
3.  Florez ID, Brouwers M, Solh Z. Knowledge translation in transfusion medicine. Part 2: Selecting the knowledge and identifying the barriers. Transfusion. 2018 May;58(5):1097-1099.
4.  Solh Z, Florez ID, Brouwers M. Knowledge Translation in Transfusion Medicine. Part 1: The Basics and the Frameworks. Transfusion. 2018 Mar;58(3):629-632.


Note: The session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

To register for the LearnTransfusion series, send an email to learn.transfusion@blood.ca with  “Weekly Transfusion Medicine Seminars” in the subject line. Include your name and complete e-mail address in the body of the e-mail, and confirm that you would like to register for the LearnTransfusion series. You will then receive weekly email notifications of upcoming series events with details on how to join the webinars (e.g., call-in number and a link to register for the webinar).

The LearnTransfusion series is the seminar component of the Areas of Focused Competency (AFC)-Diploma Program in Transfusion Medicine. The series, organized by Canadian Blood Services is also open to all practitioners in the field of Transfusion Medicine. Through a series of regular webinars, trainees and practitioners are exposed to various scientific, technical and clinical aspects of transfusion medicine.