Knowledge exchange in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic: reflections on practice across the globe

and what this means for future research

Taster Session, 22 September, 16:00-18:00 GMT+1, online meeting via Zoom

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The online taster event is taking place in advance of a full International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health on 15-16 June 2022 in Newcastle.  The online event will bring together a panel of international experts to reflect on knowledge exchange responses in public health during the Covid-19 pandemic and to share expertise on this.

While the evidence base on successful practices in knowledge exchange is growing rapidly, the Covid-19 pandemic presented unprecedented global challenges, which will undoubtedly impact on the future of knowledge exchange in public health. We hope to address the complex challenges faced during the pandemic, what we have learned about knowledge exchange, and how we can use this knowledge to improve research and practices in the future.

The event will be an opportunity to meet other participants, members of the planning groups and share your knowledge exchange experiences over the last year, in preparation for the full conference next year.

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Time Track 1
4:00 pm

Welcome and introductions

Prof Ashley Adamson, Fuse Director, Newcastle University
4:05 pm

‘Setting the scene: public health responses across the globe and the role of knowledge and disinformation’

Dr. Peter Lurie, President of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C., USA.
4:25 pm

‘Conducting rapid reviews for health policy makers during the pandemic in an evolving evidence ecosystem: new synthesis methods and dissemination plans’

Prof Maureen Dobbins, Scientific Director, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, McMaster University, Canada
4:55 pm


5:00 pm

‘Translating research during COVID-19: impact on training/technical assistance efforts for adolescent health providers’

Dr Jane Powers, Senior Extension Associate, and Mandy Purington, Research Support Specialist, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University, USA
5:15 pm

‘An agenda for research on the consequences of COVID-19 policies health policy from a governance perspective’

Prof Roland Bal, Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
5:30 pm
6:00 pm

Close of Event