July 17 2015
Junior researchers are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship opportunity in HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES SYSTEMS, KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION AND IMPLEMENTATION. This position is sponsored by the recently created SUPPORT Unit funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (http://unitesoutiensrapqc.ca/english/ ).
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your research accomplishments and the names and addresses of three references familiar with your professional skills to Dr. France Légaré at email@example.com .
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June 18 2015
Dr. France Légaré will be a speaker at the ISDM-ISEHC 2015 (Bringing Evidence-Based Practice and Shared Decision-Making Together), that will be held at the University of Sydney, Australia, from July 19 to July 22, 2015.
This conference will be a landmark event in the evolution of both evidence-based health care and shared decision making, which have much to contribute to each other and to better care with patients.
June 10 2015
This 2015 conference followed the basic purpose and strategies of the first three Keystone Conferences and focused on the question, “What promises will a personal physician make to her/his patients going forward in the evolving health care system of the United States, particularly in terms of when and where they will be there for their patients?”
Congress discussions are available online at the following address: http://www.gaylestephensconference.com/
May 22 2015
83rd Congress of ACFAS, Symposium 107, entitled: Abolishing borders: ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to support interprofessionalism, learning and healthcare users/patients engagement in health and social services, to be held on May 26, 2015 at the Université du Québec à Rimouski.
This conference will explore the two major themes of interprofessional practices and shared decision making, with the use of ICTs as a backdrop. Healthcare managers, researchers, patients and industry representatives will testify about their experiences of using ICTs to bridge the gaps among the various stakeholders.
Conference coordinators: Joyce Dogba and Emmanuelle Careau (Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval)
Speakers: Nathalie Brière, Emmanuelle Careau, Christian Chabot, Jean-Pierre Després, Joyce Dogba, Julie Émond, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Josée Gauthier, Chantal Lemire, Patrick Plante, Scott Reeves, Amélie Richard.
May 14 2015
Congratulations to Maria Esther Leiva Portocarrero for receiving the “Best Poster Presentation Award - Student Category” entitled: Eliciting pregnant women’s salient beliefs about the use of a decision aid in the context of prenatal screening for Trisomy 21.
This award was given at the Innovation and Research Meeting during the Preconference Research and Scholarship Day as part of the 10th Annual Scientific Congress of Université Laval's Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine held on May 13th, 2015. The award included a $100 gift certificate from Coop Zone.
May 14 2015
Congratulations to Maria-Margarita Becerra-Perez for receiving the “Best Poster Presentation Award - Student Category” entitled: Extent and predictors of decision regret about healthcare decisions: preliminary results of a systematic review.
This award was given at the Innovation and Research and Scholarship Day as part of the 10th Annual Scientific Congress of Université Laval's Department of Family Medicine held on May 13th, 2015. The award included a $100 gift certificate from Coop Zone.
May 13 2015
Congratulations to Dr. France Légaré for receiving the “Educational Innovation in Continuing Professional Development in 2014” award from the Quebec Council of Continuing Professional development for Physicians because of the quality of the project “Continuing professional development in partnership for knowledge” at the Preconference Research and Scholarship Day at the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Université Laval.
May 11 2015
Our team has published an article in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology entitled: Dyadic validity of the Decisional Conflict Scale : common patient/physician measures of patient uncertainty were identified.
We aimed to assess the dyadic validity of the Decisional Conflict Scale (DCS) for assessing shared decision making in clinical consultations. We applied dyadic criteria, which consider the patient and physician as an interactive dyad instead of as independent individuals, to identify common patient/physician measures of patient uncertainty.
Application of our dyadic validation criterion indicated that the full DCS cannot be considered a dyadic measure. However, three of its subscales, values clarity, support and effective decision, are valid dyadic measures.
Authors: Turcotte S, Guerrier M, Labrecque M, Robitaille H, Rivest LP, Hess B, Légaré F.
May 11 2015
Our team contributes to a new article in International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care entitled: Framework for user involvement in health technology assessment at the local level: views of health managers, user representatives, and clinicians.
The aim of this study was to explore stakeholders' points of views regarding the applicability and relevance of a framework for user involvement in health technology assessment (HTA) at the local level. We tested this framework in the context of the assessment of alternative measures to restraint and seclusion among hospitalized adults and those living in long-term-care facilities.
The proposed framework was seen as a reference tool for making practitioners and health managers aware of the different mechanisms of user involvement in HTA and providing a structured way to classify and describe strategies. However, there is a need for more concrete instruments to guide practice and support decision making on specific strategies for user involvement in HTA at the local level.
Authors: Gagnon MP, Desmartis M, Gagnon J, St-Pierre M, Rhainds M, Coulombe M, Tantchou MD, Légaré F.
May 06 2015
Congratulations to Maria-Margarita Becerra-Perez for receiving the “Best Poster Presentation Award – Master’s student Category” for her poster entitled: Extent and predictors of decision regret about healthcare decisions: preliminary results of a systematic review.
This award was given as part of the Population Health and Practice-Changing Research Group's Student Research Day at Université Laval, which was held on May 4th, 2015. The award included a $150 cheque.