Register now for KT Connects webinar on Feb 26th Noon PT

Engaging knowledge users in basic science — tips, tricks and lessons learned

What will be discussed?

In this webinar, Dr. Jens Vent-Schmidt will introduce KT practice in basic science in general, and highlight aspects beyond sharing of research findings through traditional outlets such as publications and conference presentations. We will explore who “the public” is in relation to your own research and consider different avenues of sharing research findings with knowledge users and integrate insights from knowledge users in your research. Dr. Vent-Schmidt will also illustrate KT practice using examples from his research and guide the audience through his learning path from a basic scientist to a KT practitioner.

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

– Identify knowledge users for their research findings.
– Plan strategies for sharing research findings with knowledge users.
– Consider ways to integrate knowledge users’ insights into the research program.


Dr. Vent-Schmidt holds a PhD in Experimental Medicine from UBC and a MSc in Molecular Medicine from the University of Freiburg, Germany. In his PhD research spanning all four pillars of health research, he employed a patient-oriented research approach to developing a potential therapy for inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Vent-Schmidt currently works as an educational consultant at UBC where he trains faculty and staff in learner-centred pedagogy. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his two kids.

Join us on Friday, February 26 at 12 p.m. (PT) for this 45-minute webinar! Register Now

Catch up on our last webinar!

Visit our website to watch the last webinar with Dr. Neil Hanlon. You can also find the recorded video and slides there.