*This session will be live interpreted English to French.

Academics produce hundreds of thousands of health research studies that they expect will be used in improving health. However, often no consideration is given to the process of translating research into care. This webinar will explore the mechanisms that can be used to accomplish this goal.

  • Patrick McGrath.
    Dr. Patrick McGrath is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, at Dalhousie University, Scientist at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax (Nova Scotia), Clinical Psychologist in both Ontario and Nova Scotia, and Board Chair of the not for profit Strongest Families Institute. His career has been devoted to translating research into care. His e-health system of family, child and youth mental health, Strongest Families Institute sees over 12,000 families a year with outstanding results and employs over 100 people. He won, with his former PhD student, Patricia Lingley-Pottie, the Governor General’s Innovation Award, the Principal Manning Innovation Award, and the Mental Health Commission Social Innovation Award for this work. He won the Martin P. Levin Mentorship Award of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, American Psychological Association; the Canadian Pain Society Mentorship Award; the Inaugural Pat Award for Mentorship from the International Forum on Pediatric Pain; the Inaugural HealthCareCAN.
  • Patricia Lingley-Pottie.
    Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie is co-founder of the Strongest Families Institute (SFI) and SFI’s proprietary digital health platform, IRIS. She is President and CEO of SFI, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and a Scientist at the IWK Health Centre. Dr. Pottie has more than 35 years of pediatric nursing experience with expertise in research methods, scale development and the conduct of randomized clinical trials. The past 24 years have been focused on psychological research, specifically harnessing the advantages of technology to deliver accessible and timely distance, evidence-based interventions to children, youth, adults and families. Dr. Pottie has published 35 articles and editorials. As the leader of SFI and IRIS, Dr. Pottie has scaled SFI’s virtual system of care across Canada, translating it from research into service delivery, in both official languages. Dr. Pottie has also been part of several international research projects, translating SFI programs to Finland and Vietnam. She is the recipient of the following: 2023 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award; 2022 Council of Federation Award for Technology; 2022 Implementation Leadership Excellence Award for Canada (eMHIC); 2022 Dalhousie University Aurum Award, 2020 Women Leaders In Digital Health Award; 2019 Champion of Mental Health Award(CAMIMH) ; 2018 Atlantic Canada Top 50 CEO ; and the co-recipient of the 2017 Governor General Innovation Award of Canada and the 2013 Ernest C. Manning Principal Encana Award for Social Innovation and the 2012 Mental Health Commission of Canada Award for Social Innovation.

Event Details

  • Date April 3, 2024
  • Start Time 12:00
  • End Time 13:00
  • Location Online Event
All times are EST/EDT (Toronto).