In this Lightning Talk, the evolution and vision of InterprofessionalResearch.Global’s (IPR.Global) Knowledge Network will be presented. IPR.Global is an international network of scholars, leaders, service providers, decision-makers, administrators, service-users, and students that promote and advocate for evidence-informed, theory-driven, methodologically rigorous interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP) research, practices, and policies.
Originally formed as an IPR.Global knowledge exchange working group in early 2019, the purpose was to ensure that the most relevant IPECP evidence would be disseminated to a global audience. Knowledge mobilization, a key focus of the working group, includes a wide range of activities concerning the production and use of research results (e.g., knowledge synthesis, dissemination, transfer, exchange, and co-creation or co-production by researchers and knowledge users).
Appreciating that interprofessional communities of practice, knowledge forums, and conferences have all strived to bring evidence into the hands of users, it is also acknowledged that there continues to be a knowledge-practice gap. It is with this in mind that the working group determined the need to evolve and transform fundamental knowledge exchange into a scholarly space where the global IPECP community could gather, connect, and facilitate discovery with one another on a virtual platform. The Knowledge Network was borne!
The IPR.G Knowledge Network exists to co-create and facilitate connections and/or dialogue in knowledge exchange and mobilization of IPECP evidence in a way that fosters multi-directional collaborations. Come to this Lightning Talk to discover/explore the Knowledge Network’s vision and exciting opportunities that will support IPECP networking, research generation, and knowledge mobilization globally.