In 2014 Dr Ingrid Hickman, in conjunction with the Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners (BDHP) launched the My Translation Rules (MTR) annual awards designed to recognise and reward clinical Dietitians for their translational and implementation research efforts.
The awards have grown year on year with eight health sites taking part in the 2017 event, which has inspired the production of a webinar training package to prepare applicants to run a translational research project in their practice.
To date, numerous Dietitians have showcased some terrific examples of the four step process which involves:
1. Identifying a clinical problem
2. Critiquing the scientific literature to judge the quality of evidence in the field
3. Implementing practice change
4. Monitoring outcomes that best reflect real world, relevant change in practice
With the support of the BDHP and the Translational Research Institute (TRI), the education package will be accessible across the health partners. The package consists of four 1 hour stand alone, yet consecutive webinars with 30 minutes of content followed by a real world case study which complements this content. The production of this professional development material for the MTR initiative has been made possible through the in-kind support and contribution of previous award winners, Queensland Health research fellows and staff from AusHSI and QUT.