Seminars & Events

Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:00-13:00
The Clinical Epidemiology Program presents
Help millions of people in the world be better informed: Wikipedia as a KT tool
Speaker: Jennifer Dawson, PhD
Wikipedia Consultant for Cochrane
WikiProject Medicine Board Member
Research Associate, CHEO Research Institute
Location: NEW! General campus – Critical Care Wing 5th Floor room W5225 (directions attached)

Civic campus - Admin Services Building (ASB), 2nd floor, conference room 2-018

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At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how medical evidence is shared on Wikipedia and the potential impact
  2. Identify strategies that can be taken by health care professionals and trainees to share evidence on Wikipedia.

Jenny Dawson has a PhD in stem cell research and a MSc in Pharmacology and Toxicology and has a strong background in clinical research and knowledge translation. Jenny has been working with Cochrane on their Wikipedia partnership since 2016 and teaches medical students and clinicians how to share evidence to improve the quality of what people are reading on Wikipedia. Jenny is also a part-time Research Associate at CHEO-RI, working with Dr. Roger Zemek on the pediatric concussion clinical guidelines.

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