KTDRR Conference 2016: Communication Tools for Moving Research to Practice

The Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)'s 2016 online conference is designed for researchers and others to learn about current and innovative communication tools, including social media, in order to increase the use of evidence-based research findings though knowledge translation (KT) activities. Researchers funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) use KT strategies to share their research with a variety of audiences in order to create a change in awareness, behavior, or action on the part of the identified audience.


The conference will take place on October 24, 26, and 28, 2016, from 1–5 PM Eastern each day. We will use the Adobe Connect platform to share presentations from invited experts and encourage interaction among participants and presenters. Participants will be able to register, view, and ask questions through the event’s virtual conference platform. Participants will listen from their computer speakers and CART captioning will be provided.

  • Oct. 24: Visualizing Information with Communication Science Tools
  • Oct. 26: Successful Examples of Social Media and Other Strategies
  • Oct. 28: Measuring Impact of Social Media and Other Strategies

Registration will be limited to 250. There is no fee to participate but registration will close on Friday, October 21, 2016.

For more information, including archives of past conferences, see the KTDRR conference website.


  • Pimjai Sudsawad, NIDILRR
  • John Tschida, NIDILRR
  • Tiffany Lohwater, AAAS
  • Alberto Cairo, University of Miami
  • Michelle Meade, University of Michigan
  • Eric Maslowski, University of Michigan
  • Joy Hammel, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Lex Frieden, Independent Living Research Utilization Program (ILRU)
  • Mike Jones, Shepherd Center
  • John Morris, Shepherd Center
  • Kami Huyse, Zoetica Media
  • Linda Nicolson, Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Sofia Malik, Ontario Ministry of Education
  • David Sarfarez, Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Madalyn Sklar, The Sklar Agency

Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)

In collaboration with several national and international partners, the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) makes it easier to find, understand, and use the results of research that can make a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities.

Event Information

October 24, 2016
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM