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2018 CESBC Evaluation Conference

What’s in your Evaluation Toolbox?

Evaluation practice is rapidly evolving and new tools and methods are constantly emerging. What’s a busy evaluator to do? Come learn from your peers!

The 2018 CESBC Evaluation Conference is being held in Vancouver, BC, on Friday, November 30. This conference is about opening up our evaluation toolboxes and sharing with each other what we know and what we’ve learned. The goal is for every attendee to come away from the conference with something new to apply in their work. The conference is an opportunity to strengthen skill sets, build up your network of evaluators, and make new connections. Our focus is on building CESBC’s culture as an innovative and supportive evaluation community.

CHÉOS is a sponsor of CESBC 2018. The conference will be followed by the CESBCY Annual General Meeting (4:30–5:40 PM).

Upcoming Events

Work in Progress Seminar: Dr. Sabrina Wong
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sabrina Wong, RN, PhD

Professor, UBC School of Nursing
Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR), UBC
Co-Director of the BC Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network

Abstract: Canada has seen extensive reforms and investments in CBPHC totaling over $1billion. This has unleashed a myriad of innovations, only some of which has been evaluated. Understanding which innovations ought to be scaled and spread across jurisdictions or even where practices could improve the quality of care is challenging because of the dearth of information available about primary care. Currently no data exist that would enable a better understanding of which regional features of CBPHC are working and which need reform.

Evidence from the hospital sector indicate that public reporting of performance can influence quality improvement agendas. Public performance reporting has the potential to improve the quality of care, increase accountability, facilitate public participation in health care, impact societal and professional values and direct attention to issues not currently on the policy agenda. While performance reporting in the hospital sector grows, performance reporting in PHC lags behind. The purpose of this session is to describe work being done in Canada to formulate pieces of a primary care learning health system that includes patient reported experiences, impacts and outcomes of care, organizational characteristics and use of electronic medical record data.

Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.

View the 2018–2019 WiP schedule.

Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine: 16th Annual Conference
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day

This interactive conference will provide clinically relevant updates to hospital medicine physicians, general internists, emergency/outpatient, rural, palliative care, family physicians providing in-patient care, nurse practitioners, residents, and students.

Conference Objectives:

  1. Review current work-up and therapeutic approaches for common in-patient clinical presentations;
  2. Identify essential skills required to care for medically complex adult in-patients;
  3. Develop informal networks with other Hospitalists and specialists; and
  4. Highlight QI initiatives and Hospitalist projects via the abstract poster competition.
BC Kidney Days
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

BC Kidney Days, #BCKD18, is primarily designed for multidisciplinary, renal care professionals across all kidney care modalities. Family physicians and other primary care clinicians who would like to increase their knowledge on how to best care for their patients living with kidney disease are welcome to join.

Work in Progress Seminar: Dr. Paula Lorgelly
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Paula Lorgelly, PhD

Deputy Director & Director of Consulting, Office of Health Economics, UK

Does the public value targeted sequencing in advanced cancer?

Abstract: Genomic testing technology is rapidly advancing, yet adoption in the health system is not keeping pace. Understanding the relative preferences for various attributes of targeted testing will be useful for determining the value of sequencing approaches, and informing technology adoption decisions. A discrete choice experiment (DCE) was designed to assess the preferences of members of the Australian general public for targeted sequencing in advanced cancer. Tests were specified in terms of five attributes: time to receive the test result; cost of the test; likelihood that the test result will lead to a change in treatment; length of time health care professionals spend describing the test; and type of health care team who explains the test result. Cost, timeliness, expertise/location and likeliness of changing treatment regimes were identified as attributes of genomic sequencing that are most valuable. Ultimately these findings will be compared with the results of an additional DCE conducted amongst patients with advanced cancer who are part of the iPredict study, in which patients actually undergo sequencing. Such a comparison between the preferences of patients and the public is novel, and will be of interest to health technology agencies, many of which seek to include societal preferences rather than patient preferences in decision making.

Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.

View the 2018–2019 WiP schedule.

50th Marion Woodward Lecture: Strategies and Tools for Putting Patients First
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mounting evidence demonstrates that engaging patients and the public as partners in healthcare decisions at both individual and community levels leads to better outcomes. However, patients and the public are not adequately engaged across a spectrum of health services. Dr. Dawn Stacy will discuss evidence-based strategies and tools for supporting active patient and public involvement to put ‘patients first’ when making decisions about healthcare policies, research, organization governance, and direct care.

Dawn Stacey, RN, PhD, CON(C), holds a Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patients and is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa. She is the Scientific Director of the Patient Decision Aids Research Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She was inducted as a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of her research. She leads the Cochrane Review of Patient Decision Aids, and co-chairs the Steering Committee for the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration.

Dr. Stacey’s internationally recognized research aims to understand, measure, and evaluate implementation of decision coaching and decision support tools for patients and healthcare professionals. She leads national and international initiatives to synthesize effective interventions and develop standards for translating scientific knowledge into user-friendly tools. Her research findings are used in clinical practice, continuing education for healthcare professionals, and health policy in Canada, Chile, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Master Class on Writing Research for Publication
Nov 20 – Nov 22 all-day

Enhance your scholarly writing by attending this intensive, 3-day course, offered for the first time in Western Canada by Dr. Lorelei Lingard (lead author of The Writer’s Craft open access series for medical education researchers) and her faculty team. This course will provide you with a unique opportunity to step away from day-to-day distractions and focus on your scholarly writing.

Health research in the heart of Vancouver