Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Simon Décary receives a Banting scholarship

Congratulations to our colleague Simon Décary, winner of the 2018-2019 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Award among Canada's 70 recipients. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. Please follow the link for more details on the contest results.

Simon Décary is interested in musculoskeletal disorders. As part of his postdoctoral fellowship, he is focusing on shared decision-making between health professionals and their patients. Primary care physicians have many patients with chronic joint and muscle pain. In many cases, the patient must undergo a medical imaging examination or simply take painkillers and are not provided with rehabilitation exercises that could improve mobility and quality of life. Simon will work on developing an educational program for health professionals to help them share decision-making with their patients for a better choice of diagnosis and treatment.

By France Légaré, 17/05/2019