Kids Brain Health Network Training Webinars

Successes in Neurodevelopmental Disorder Research, Outreach, and Training

The Kids Brain Health Network (formerly known as NeuroDevNet) Research and Training Program hosts training webinars featuring career skill building strategies and knowledge translation forums, including cutting-edge work of researchers, clinicians, and trainees from members and friends of the Network. Through these shared experiences of researchers and educators, the Trainee Network members may gain a better understanding of the commonalities and differences across the neurodevelopmental disorders.  

These 90-minute web-based interactive presentations will help engage Kids Brain Health trainees in active participation in their career development as researchers, knowledge translators, and leaders. 

Recent Webinars

"Tell us Your Story: Practical Tips for Effective Science Communication"

July 20, 2017 (6:00pm-7:30pm EDT)
Alexandra Sebben, MPC, Digital Communications Specialist, Ryerson University
Pierre Zwiegers, PhD, Training Program Manager, CHILD-BRIGHT
Elizabeth Samuels, BA, Policy Communications Specialist, Kids Brain He
Douglas Swanson, PhD, Research and Training Manager, Kids Brain Health Network

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We have a great opportunity for trainees to gain new skills and improve their abstracts, short pitches, and presentations. Join us for a Webinar with Alexadra Sebben, Pierre Zwiegers, Eliand Douglas Swanson who are ready to share tips with you on how to write a better abstract, how to sell yourself, and ways to promote your research and engage more easily with collaborators or stakeholders.

This Webinar will be especially helpful for those wishing to present at this year's Brain-Child-Partners Conference (Novemeber 5-8, 2017) and are intending to submit abstracts, elevator pitch videos, and want to vie for a 10-minute talk in the Trainee "Data to Discovery to Impact" session at this year's Brain-Child-Parent Conference (Toronto, November 5-8, 2017).

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"Moving Research to Policy: Practical approaches for researchers to inform policy development"

April 20, 2017 (1:00pm-2:30pm EDT)
Dr. Jennifer Zwicker, PhD MPP (University of Calgary)
Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas, PhD OT (McGill University)

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As part of the trans-Network SMRTS Webinar series, KBHN is hosting a skills development workshop. This workshop will discuss practical approaches researchers can take for stakeholder consultation, policy analysis and drafting communications for conveying research findings to decision makers at different levels.

Research-derived evidence is a key feature of most evidence-based policy development. The methods used to inform policymaking and the type of information provided are crucial elements in successfully informing and impacting policy. Both quantitative and qualitative data can be used by decision makers to determine the appropriate policy intervention; however, this hinges on how research findings are communicated to decision makers and stakeholders. This process requires careful research, thoughtful synthesis, and succinct consideration of policy options for a broad audience. Consultation with stakeholders, including affected communities and policy makers, is an important step in understanding how to communicate research evidence. Policy briefs and lay research summaries are just a couple of simple important tools researchers should have in their arsenal to inform policy decisions in most levels of government and professional associations.

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Past Webinars

June 19, 2013 (12:00pm-1:30pm EDT)
"Identifying Unique Neurobehavioural Profiles of FASD in an Animal Model"
Dr. Joanne Weinberg, Dr. Wendy Comeau, and Research Team (University of British Columbia)
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June 5, 2013 (12:00pm-1:30pm EDT)
"Using phenomics and genomics resources to identify candidate genes for neurodevelopmental disorders."
Dr. Elodie Portales-Casamar, Dr. Paul Pavlidis, Dr. Sanja Rogic
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May 16, 2013 (12:00pm-1:30pm EDT)
"Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Therapeutic Applications in the Developing Brain."
Dr. Adam Kirton and Research Team (University of Calgary)
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April 17, 2013 (12:00pm-1:30pm EDT)
"Hypothermia in Prevention of Perinatal Brain Injury: From Animal Models to Clinical Practice."
Dr. Jerome Yager (University of Alberta)
Dr. Pia Wintermark (McGill University)
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March 20, 2013
"Brain Structure and Behavioral Outcome Studies in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder."
Dr. Christian Beaulieu (University of Alberta) and
Ms. Angelina Paolozza (Queen's University)
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October 23, 2012
"Neuroscience Information Framework."
Dr. Anita Bandrowski (UC San Diego)
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If you are interested in presenting in the Kids Brain Health Webinar Series or would like to suggest special topics for future webinar presentations please contact us via email or twitter @NeuroDevTrainee.