KT Connects Webinar - Olivier Ferlatte

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KT Connects: Knowledge translation webinar series

The Michael Smith Foundation of Health Research and Arthritis Research Canada have partnered to co-develop and host a series of monthly expert-led, beginner-level KT training webinars with the goal of developing a sustainable resource for researchers and trainees to learn knowledge and skills that will enable them to develop KT practice in their work.

Title: Sparking conversations about suicide prevention in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community with photovoice

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Speaker: Olivier Ferlatte

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Men's Health Research Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Traditional research dissemination methods, such as the publication of journal articles and conference presentations, often do not engage the public. For this reason, researchers are seeking to widen their KT approaches to more effectively include potential knowledge users. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to an innovative research and KT method involving visual imagery and narrative, which has been used to spark community dialogues on suicide prevention. Drawing on an example from Dr. Ferlatte's own research on suicide among LGBTQ2S people, this webinar highlights key considerations for researchers who want to effectively incorporate novel KT approaches into their work.

Learning objectives:

- Identify opportunities for knowledge translation afforded by photovoice
- Illustrate the potential of photovoice to destigmatize mental illness and generate discussion on suicide

Dr. Olivier Ferlatte is a post-doctoral research fellow with the men’s health research program at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. He has over 15 years of experience working in sexuality minorities’ health and promotion. His research focuses on the relationships between marginalization, violence, and social and health inequities among sexual minorities. Dr. Ferlatte is the director and lead researcher for Still here, a photovoice research project investigating suicide among LGBTQ2S adults.

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