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January 25 2015

Dr. France Légaré will be a speaker at the E-GAPPS II Conference, March 2-3, 2015 in New-York City

Dr. France Légaré will be a speaker at the E-GAPPS II conference being sponsored by Guidelines International Network North America in partnership with the New York Academy of Medicine, Section on Evidence Based Health Care, from the 2nd to 3th of March, 2015. For more details, go to Opens external link in new window or look at the Initiates file downloadpromotional flyer.

January 12 2015

Our team contributes to a new article in "BMC Palliative Care"

Our team contributes to a new article in BMC Palliative Care intitulé:Opens external link in new window «Initiating decision-making conversations in palliative care: an ethnographic discourse analysis».

Decision-making conversations and the initiation thereof were framed by the organization of care and the referral process prior to initial encounters. While symptom management was taken for granted as part of health care professionals' expected role, engaging in decisions regarding preparation for death implicitly remained under patients' control. This work makes important clinical contributions by exposing the rhetorical function of family physicians' discourse when introducing palliative care decisions.

Authors: Bélanger E, Rodriguez C, Groleau D, Légaré F, Macdonald M.E., Marchand R.

December 16 2014


On behalf of all of us at the Canada Research Chair in Implementation of Shared Decision Making in Primary Care (, in all our respective mother tongues.

Thank you for collaborating with our team!


December 16 2014

KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting, May 11-12, 2015 in Halifax

The second KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Westin Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS on May 11th and 12th, 2015. This year, the discussion will be on Patient and Partner Engagement.


Plenary speakers include: Prof. Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health, Director of W-CAHRD, Director of NIHR CLAHRC WM, University of Warwick.

Panel discussion on stakeholder engagement with: Krista Connell (NSHRF), Jean Slutsky (PCORI), Linda Wilhelm (Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance) and others.

KT Consultations sessions with Canadian KT experts including: Jeremy Grimshaw, Brian Haynes, David Johnson, France Légaré, Sumit (Me2) Majumdar, Sharon Straus.

KT Canada invite you to submit abstracts on advancing the science of KT.

Deadline: February 16, 2015 11:59 PM ET

You can download the flyer for more information on how to submit an abstract and register.

December 15 2014

Our team contributes to a new article in PLoS One

Our team contributes to a new article in PLoS One entitled « Opens external link in new windowA systematic review of instruments to assess organizational readiness for knowledge translation in health care. »

This article presents a systematical review of organizational readiness for change (ORC) measurement instruments.

Organizational readiness for change (ORC) is a potential facilitator of effective knowledge translation (KT).

Authors: Gagnon MP, Attieh R, Ghandour el K, Légaré F, Ouimet M, Estabrooks CA, Grimshaw J.

December 15 2014

Dr. France Légaré contributes to a new article in Academic Medicine

Dr. France Légaré contributes to an article in Academic Medicine entitled: «  Opens external link in new windowAffordances of Knowledge Translation in Medical Education: A Qualitative Exploration of Empirical Knowledge Use Among Medical Educators ».

The article discusses about constraining and facilitating affordances of empirical medical education knowledge use.

The results shows that affordances of the medical education practice environment influence empirical knowledge use. Developing strategies for effective knowledge translation thus requires careful assessment of contextual factors that can enable, constrain or inhibit evidence use. Empirical knowledge use is most likely to occur among medical educators who are afforded rich, facilitative opportunities for participation in creating, seeking, and implementing knowledge.

Authors: Onyura B, Légaré F, Baker L, Reeves S, Rosenfield J, Kitto S, Hodges B, Silver I, Curran V, Armson H, Leslie K.

December 02 2014

Final thoughts from NAPCRG annual meeting in New York, 21st to 25th of November, where Dr. France Légaré gave a plenary

Domhnall MacAuley, Associate Editor of CMAJ and professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK, reflects in the CMAJ blog on the Opens external link in new windowNorth American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) annual meeting in New York in November, and shares some of his personal highlights from this year’s meeting.

December 02 2014

Dr. France Légaré's plenary speech at the annual North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) scientific meeting on November 25th 2014 summarized in this CMAJ blog

Dr. Légaré gave a plenary on the changing landscape of primary care research at the  Opens external link in new windowNAPCRG annual scientific meeting, which was held in New York from the 21st to the 25th of November, 2014. This blog summarizes her plenary which highlighted how design and experimentation lead to improvement. Primary care is our laboratory and helps define us but let us never forget who should be our key focus, our patients.

December 01 2014

Matthew Menear successfully defended his doctoral thesis!

We are pleased to announce that on Friday, November 28, 2014, Matthew Menear successfully defended his doctoral thesis in public health at Université de Montréal! The thesis committee is also planning to submit his name for the Dean's Honours List.

Congratulations Matthew!

November 24 2014

Our team contributes to a Cochrane Review protocol on collaborative writing applications in healthcare

This protocol has been published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 11, and is entitled "Opens external link in new windowCollaborative writing applications in healthcare: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes (Protocol)"

This review assesses the effects of the use of collaborative writing applications on process outcomes, including the behaviour of healthcare professionals and patient outcomes. The review will critically appraise and summarize current evidence on the resource use, costs, and cost-effectiveness associated with these applications and explore the effects of their various features and implementation factors on process and patient outcomes.

Authors: Archambault PM, van de Belt TH, Faber MJ, Plaisance A, Kuziemsky C, Gagnon MP, Turgeon A, Aubin K, Poitras J, Horsley T, Lapointe J, Brand K, Witteman W, Lachaine J, Légaré F.

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