Panel Discussion, “SGBA+ Considerations in KT Science and Practice”

Moderated by Dr. France Légaré, Université Laval

Dr. Elisabeth Vesnaver, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dr. Nicole Etherington, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dr. Ruth Ndjaboué, Université Laval


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May 07 2021


2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

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  • Date: May 07 2021
  • Time: 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm


Zoom Breakout Rooms


  • Dr. Elisabeth Vesnaver
    Dr. Elisabeth Vesnaver
    University of Ottawa

    Elisabeth Vesnaver is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. She is a social scientist interested in social determinants of health and health-related behaviour. She completed a PhD in Family Relations and Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph with a focus on gender, age, and food-related behaviours. Her current work focuses on using participatory research approaches to develop interventions to support plasma donation behaviour among men who have sex with men in a context of ongoing exclusionary policies.

  • Dr. France Légaré
    Dr. France Légaré
    Université Laval

    First trained as an architect, France Légaré practices family medicine in Quebec since 1990 and is a full professor in the Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Department at Université Laval, Quebec. She is an internationally recognized leader in Shared Decision-Making (SDM) and Knowledge Translation research. In 2005, she obtained her PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Dr. Annette O’Connor. The same year, she was awarded a grant as a clinical investigator by the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) for her research program entitled “Health professionals in primary care: From knowledge brokers to decision brokers.” From June 2006 to May 2016, Dr. Légaré held the title of Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation. As of June 1st 2016, she holds the title of Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation. She was also the Canadian Cochrane Network Site representative at Université Laval (the CHU de Québec Research Centre) from 1999 to 2013 and, from 2013-15, its inaugural scientific director. She now acts as its scientific co-director. Dre Légaré is nominated PI/co-PI on 35 grants (˃$16 M) and Co-I on 53 (˃$49 M) for a total of ˃$65 M in the past 7 years. She has published more than 350 papers with 327 PubMed indexed; her H index is 67 and she has ˃22 500 citations (Google Scholar). In both 2017 and2018, she was listed as one of the top 1% most cited scientists (Clarivate Analytics indicating that her work has been repeatedly judged by her peers to be of notable significance and utility. Her research program aims at implementing shared decision making in clinical practices with a focus on home care.

  • Dr. Nicole Etherington
    Dr. Nicole Etherington
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

    Nicole Etherington is a Senior Research Associate in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). Dr. Etherington completed her PhD in sociology at the University of Western Ontario in 2016, with a focus on gender and health. Dr. Etherington’s current research applies a social lens to clinical practice issues, focusing primarily on the multi-level factors shaping teamwork, provider occupational well-being, and patient outcomes in acute care.

  • Dr. Ruth Ndjaboue
    Dr. Ruth Ndjaboue
    Université Laval and University of Toronto

    Ruth Ndjaboue completed her Masters in Psychology (2006, Cameroon) and Public health (2007, Belgium) and a PhD in Epidemiology (2016, Université Laval). She is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Knowledge Translation (2017-present, Université Laval and University of Toronto), funded by Diabetes Action Canada and the International Society of Medical Decision Making. Her work has contributed to knowledge advancement of the psychosocial factors, chronic diseases, medical education, gender and social inequalities. Her interdisciplinary methodological expertise includes quantitative and qualitative methods and human-computer interaction. She focuses on developing innovative strategies to facilitate patient engagement and the use of information technology in healthcare research and education.

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