BCKTCoP – January 21 Chapter Meeting – Presentation by Pat Atherton

Join us in learning, engaging, and networking at the next BC KT CoP chapter meeting! All with an interest in KT, regardless of background, area, or experience, are welcome to participate. You are welcome to join us in person or online. However, if you can’t participate in the live event, the recording and slide deck will be made available afterwards.

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Meeting agenda:

3:30 p.m.  – 3:45 p.m. Networking (in-person only)

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Presentation by Pat Atherton, InspireNet Manager, “InspireNet: Mobilizing Knowledge to Improve Health Services – Tech-enabled KT Close to Care.” Includes 15 minutes of Q&A.

4:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Networking (in-person only)

About the presenter: Pat Atherton is the project manager of InspireNet, BC’s health services research network funded through the BC Nursing Research Initiative of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. In this role Pat supports KT initiatives for over 3,600 network members in a mostly virtual work environment, leveraging Web 2.0 and webconferencing technologies. She is the resident geek amongst a network of healthcare professionals, academic researchers, and students, primarily in the field of nursing. InspireNet is funded 2010-2015.

Prior to this role, Pat was Executive Director of the BC Environmental and Occupational Health Research Network, funded by MSFHR’s Health of Population Networks program (2005-2010). These eight innovative networks likewise worked to develop KT capacity in the province; InspireNet builds on those experiences. Prior to this work, Pat had less interesting roles at UBC and UVic, and in the public and private sectors.

Pat has had communications in her portfolio for over 20 years and has leveraged tech for KT capacity building for 10 years, seeking new ways to bring people and their ideas together across geographies, disciplines and institutions.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, a master’s degree in public administration and a number of somewhat related certifications.

How to participate:


Lecture Hall (ground floor)
Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
818 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9


Connect to WebEx by clicking the link to join WebEx meeting.
Meeting number: 575 431 582
Meeting password: 21Jan2015
Then follow the prompts to connect to audio via telephone or computer (preferred). Mic and speakers/headset are required.
If connecting by phone, dial 1-866-792-1316 and provide the following pin: 1658435#
Can’t make this meeting? We’ll be emailing the links to the recording and slide deck after the presentation to members of the BCKTCoP after the meeting.

Did you miss the last presentation? Check out the recording and slide deck

Want to know what meetings are coming up? Check out the schedule