SMRTS Seminars Program
The SMRTS (Sharing Multi-network Resources for Trainee Success) Seminars Program is a professional development initiative between 14 research institute, national and provincial networks aimed at providing the best possible programming to our respective trainees.
Each month, we will offer our trainees access to a wide range of soft skills programming through a live-streamed webinar or event. For further information about specific webinars, please contact the host network as listed below.
Using value assessment to inform R&D priorities: An introduction to early health technology assessment (eHTA) (NMIN NCE)
In a competitive landscape where resources are limited, quantifying the potential value of a new health technology for key stakeholders/potential customers at an early stage can reduce commercialization risks.
This three-part webinar series will introduce attendees to the concepts of health technology assessment (HTA) and early health technology assessment (eHTA), and will discuss how assessing value can inform decisions when translating an invention into a commercially viable product.
By the end of this webinar series, participants will gain a broad understanding of:
- A technology’s lifecycle and why technologies can fail to be widely adopted
- The key components of health technology assessment, economic evaluation, and budget impact analysis, and when to use them
- Early health technology assessment and how it can be used to inform the development and maximize the value proposition of a new health technology.
- Beyond safety and efficacy: Why successful commercialization does not depend only on clinical trials data (October 5, 2022 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET)
- Know your payers: Will insurers pay for your health technology? (October 26, 2022 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET)
- Position your health technology for success: How Early Health Technology Assessment can quantify the potential value and uptake of your novel technology (November 23, 2022 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET)
Creating accessible and inclusive research communications for colleagues and participants who are blind, deafblind or who have low vision: from research design to knowledge dissemination (CRIR)
This English language webinar will consist of a 45-minute interactive presentation and 15 minutes of bilingual question period with guest speaker Natalina Martiniello, Research Associate, Wittich Vision Impairment Research Lab, Université de Montréal.
WHEN: October 11, 2022 at 10:00am – 11:00 am ET
- Pitching your innovation: Pro tips for scientists (NMIN NCE)
- Podcasting for Building Understanding and Mobilizing Knowledge (CMN)
- “Social Media 101 – A guide to getting started and promoting your research“, Karolina Jalowska (AGE-WELL NCE)
- “Top Ten Ted Talk Tips”, Leah Graystone (NMIN NCE)
- “Navigating a Career Path Outside the Academy“, Sandra McKay, VHA Home HealthCare; Arjun Puri, Luxsonic; Usha Srinivasan, Ryerson Venture Zone; Jennifer Polk, From PhD to Life (AGE-WELL NCE)
- “The Early Career Researcher Journey“, Dr. Taylor Cleworth, Dr. Nicole Dalmer, Dr. Shital Desai, and Dr. Vicki Komisar (AGE-WELL NCE)
- “A workshop for scientific writers”, Academic Success Centre, University of Alberta (GlycoNet NCE)
- “Structures & properties of an effective grant proposal”, Dr. David Palmer, University of Saskatchewan (GlycoNet NCE)
- “EPIC Conference Workshop: How to get a job you want“, Jennifer Polk, From PhD to Life (AGE-WELL NCE)
- “EPIC Conference Panel: Communicating your research in the 21st century“, Megan Mueller, York University, Elise Johnson, Paperwhite, & Julia Krolik, Art the Science & Pixels and Plans (AGE-WELL NCE)
- “Knowledge Mobilization and YOU,” Sheryl Guloy, PhD (Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network)
- “An Assistant Professor’s Guide to Writing a Scientific Review Paper,” Dr. Lee-Hwa Tai (BioCanRx NCE)
- “The Role of the Project Manager in Research,” Robyn Roscoe, Lyric Management (MEOPAR NCE)
- “Living Through and Coping with Stressful Times: A Session For Graduate Students” Dr. David Pilon, Dalhousie Student Health and Wellness (MEOPAR NCE)
- “Illustrating Your Research: How to Make an Effective Scientific Figure” Sarah Nersesian, Founder and Scientific Illustrator at Designs that Cell (BioCanRx NCE)
- “The role of evaluation: Selling an intervention in a marketplace of interventions” Daniel Dutton, Dalhousie University (AGE-WELL NCE)
- “Infographic Toolkit for Researchers”, Julia Krolik, Art the Science (AllerGen NCE)
- “Building a Culture of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Science: Tips, Tools and Strategies,” Imogen Coe, Ryerson University (GlycoNet NCE)
- “Practical Project Management“, Samantha Sandassie, AGE-WELL NCE, (BioCanRx NCE)
- “LinkedIn for Scientists”, Krista Lamb (OIRM)
- “Spreading Your Ideas – How and Why Researchers Are Talking Like TED”, Sabrina Sassi and Sheryl Guloy (CSCN)
- “Hands on with Intellectual Property – Understanding how to Leverage IP rights to Protect New Technologies,” Isi Caulder, Bereskin & Parr LLP (AGE-WELL NCE)
- “Pitching and Presenting with Style,” Sylviane Duval, OpenTheBox, (MEOPAR NCE)
- “Choices and Opportunities for Academic & ‘Academia Adjacent’ Careers,” Allison Brennan & Leslie Grad (KBHN)
- “Social Media: Building Your Personal Brand,” Kate Headley, MsCommuniKate Public Relations (MEOPAR NCE)
- “Taking Good Business Ideas out of the Lab: Commercializing Your Research” (GlycoNet)
- “Navigating Academic Scholarship,” Amber Hastings-Truelove (CFN NCE)
- “The ABCs of Media Interviews,” Margaret Polanyi (Senior Communications Manager, AGE-WELL NCE)
- “Experimental Design and Reporting” (BioCanRx)
- “Write the Right Grant” Dr. Parminder Raina, (McMaster University)
- “Moving Research to Policy: Practical Approaches for Researchers to Inform Policy Development,” Dr. Jennifer Zwicker (University of Calgary) & Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas (McGill University)
- “Media Relations- How to Get Your Story Into the Press,” Lisa Willemse (Senior Communications Advisor, OIRM)
- “Understanding Patents in the Academic Environment,” Lisa Sim (Miller Thomson LLP)
- “Grantsmanship: An Exercise in Strategy,” Dr. Jennifer Quizi (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
- “Building Success Through Networking and Interview Skills,” Guang Ying Mo, PhD.
- “Reverse Innovation: A Case Study,” Dr. Matt Ratto (University of Toronto)
- “Communicating in Plain Language,” Sylviane Duval (Independent Consultant)
The SMRTS Program is a collaborative effort between the following networks: