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Using Integrated Knowledge Translation to Improve Bowel Care Routines for Individuals Living with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

Vera-Ellen Lucci began her research looking into the challenges individuals living with the consequences of a spinal cord injury (SCI) face as a result of their injury. She currently uses a patient-oriented approach by collaborating with Spinal Cord Injury British Columbia to co-develop evidence-based interventions to support people with SCI. Vera recently completed a Graduate Student Fellowship in Patient-Oriented Research, awarded by the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre, where she investigated barriers and facilitators to bowel care practices in individuals with SCI. This webinar will present the methods and results, and will discuss the implications of this work on co-creating interventions to optimize bowel care best practices. 

Presented by:

Vera-Ellen Lucci, PHD Candidate at Simon Fraser University

Dr. Chris McBride, Executive Director of Spinal Cord Injury British Columbia

Alia Januwalla, Knowledge Translation Specialist with BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre

Presenter Bios:

Chris McBride, PhD
Executive Director, Spinal Cord Injury BC

Since 2010, Chris has served as the executive director of Spinal Cord Injury BC, where he brings a passion for making a difference for people with disabilities and their families. He also brings 25 years of experience as a researcher and research-community network builder. Chris' past roles include managing director of UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health's ICORD research centre, managing director of the Rick Hansen Institute, and co-leader of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research-funded Disabilities Health Research Network. Presently, he is on the executive of the SSHRC-funded Canadian Disability Participation Project and chairs Spinal Cord Injury Canada's Executive Director's Council.

Vera-Ellen Lucci, BSc. (Hons)
PhD Candidate, Cardiovascular Physiology Lab, SFU

Vera is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) under the supervision of Dr. Victoria Claydon, studying the autonomic consequences of a spinal cord injury. Her research experiences has transformed her thesis from its physiological-centric beginnings to a translational, patient-oriented approach. In addition to her research, Vera has chaired both the BPK Graduate Caucus, the organization of BPK Research Day (an annual symposium highlighting departmental research), and was elected the inaugural Trainee Board Member for the American Autonomic Society. She recently completely a one-year BC SUPPORT UNIT Graduate Student Fellowship in Patient-Oriented Research.

Alia Januwalla, MPH

Knowledge Translation Specialist, BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre

Alia Januwalla is the Knowledge Translation Specialist for the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre. Alia works with researchers, patient partners, clinicians, and health decision-makers across the Fraser-Salish region to promote the use of integrated knowledge translation strategies in patient-oriented research projects, and to implement evidence-informed initiatives (such as decision support tools or programs) to improve patient outcomes and health.

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Wednesday, Jan 29 2020 12:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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