September 29 2015
Congratulation to Dr. Dawn Stacey who was recently named a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. The College is Canada`s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It will comprise a fourth entity within the Royal Society of Canada. The members of the College are Canadians and permanent residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement.
For further details please see : http://www.rsc-src.ca
September 22 2015
Our team has published an article in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making entitled : Decision aids that support decisions about prenatal testing for Down syndrome: an environmental scan.
Our results indicate there is a need for decision aids that effectively support decision making regarding prenatal testing for Down syndrome, especially in light of the recently available non-invasive prenatal screening tests.
Authors: Leiva Portocarrero M, Garvelink MM, Becerra Perez M, Giguère A, Robitaille H, Wilson B, Rousseau F, Légaré F.
August 24 2015
Our team contributes to an article in the ''Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research'' entitled : Dietitians' Perspectives on Interventions to Enhance Adherence to Dietary Advice for Chronic Diseases in Adults.
The findings of this study can guide the development of educational training sessions for dietitians to help them provide practice-relevant interventions that will increase the likelihood that patients adhere to their advice regarding prevention and management of chronic diseases.
Authors: Desroches S, Lapointe A, Deschênes SM, Bissonnette-Maheux V, Gravel K, Thirsk J, Légaré F.
August 21 2015
Our team contributes to a new article in Journal of Asthma entitled: Decisional conflict in asthma patients: a cross sectional study
This study aimed at determining the level of decisional conflict in asthmatic individuals facing recommendation-based decisions provided to improve asthma control.
A considerable proportion of patients with asthma have a clinically significant level of decisional conflict when facing decisions aimed at improving asthma control. Patients with poor knowledge of asthma are more at risk of clinically significant level of decisional conflict. These findings support the relevance of providing asthmatic patients with relevant information in decision aids.
Authors: Des Cormiers A, Légaré F, Simard S, Boulet LP.
August 10 2015
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Section of Researchers. To acknowledge this important milestone, and recognize those health professionals who have dedicated their work to family medicine research, the College will honour the Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada for their respective contributions to advancing health care in Canada and around the world.
Of these 20 pioneers are found Dr. France Légaré and Dr. Michel Labrecque.
Dr. France Légaré, Université Laval, Québec (Québec)
Recognized for her research with decision aids and how they can be used in practice.
Dr. Michel Labrecque, Université Laval, Québec (Québec)
Recognized for his research in men’s health, specifically his research on vasectomies and their procedures.
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 .
Click here to view the full offer handout
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.