Research at FMF

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10:00 – 11:00
What Is New? The top 10 research studies that will impact clinical practice for family physicians
Wendy V. Norman, MD, CCFP, FCFP, DTM&H, MHSc, Vancouver, BC; Martin Dawes, MD, MB, BS, DRCOG, FRCGP, Vancouver, BC; Richard H. Glazier, MD, MPH, Toronto, ON; David White, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Toronto, ON
In a repeat of hugely successful presentations from the past two years, three outstanding speakers will present the top 10 studies clinically relevant to family physicians from among over 500 presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) conference. Three family physician researchers will discuss what presentations they found most meaningful for their own practices and what they think every practising family physician should know. Each speaker will outline three or four studies, emphasizing what is new, why it is important, and how it can change practice. The focus will be on problems that are common and important in the family medicine setting. Copies of the original abstracts and presentations will be available. NAPCRG is the premier international forum for communicating new knowledge in primary care; this presentation will showcase the best of NAPCRG for a clinical audience.

10:00 – 15:00
Café-idée: Cookies, Coaching, and Caffeine
The Café-idée offers you a chance to explore your ideas—a new approach to a clinical problem, the reason behind outcomes among your patients, or how to organize your learning, teaching, or professional practice – with an experienced researcher in an informal, casual setting.
Location: 2nd floor foyer – between Rooms 208/209 and 210

11:15 – 12:15
FMF Research Pearls – Top Four Clinically Relevant Research from Research Day
We’re excited to let you know about this year’s “Top 4 Oral Abstracts” session at the Family Medicine Forum. We received 142 abstract submissions. Of those, the Family Medicine Forum – Research Committee, Chaired by Dr Wendy V. Norman, selected 34 for oral presentations and the Top 4 will be showcased in this special session.

Finding a BETTER Way: A Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening Program in Primary Care
Donna Manca, MD, MClSc, FCFP, Edmonton, AB; Carolina Aguilar, MA, MSc, Edmonton,AB; Julia Baxter; Denise Campbell-Scherer, MD, PhD, CCFP, Edmonton, AB; Kami Kandola, MD, MPH, Yellowknife, NWT; Kris Aubrey-Bassler, MD, MSc, St Johns, NL; Christopher Meaney, MSc, Toronto, ON; Eva Grunfeld, MD, DPhil, FCFP, Toronto, ON

HIV Practice Data Demonstrates CME Efficacy: Learning that promotes practice improvement
Jennifer Barrows, BSc (Hons), MD, Vancouver, BC; Jennifer Barrows, BSc, Vancouver, BC; Gurveen Grewal, BA, Vancouver, BC Brenna Lynn, PhD, Vancouver, BC; Réka Gustafson, MD, FRCPC, Vancouver, BC; Marisa Collins, MD, MHSc, CCFP, FCFP, Vancouver, BC

A Newly Implemented EMR: Effects on workflow and communication in family practice training
Gayle Halas, RDH, MA, Winnipeg, MB; Carol Styles, RN, BN, MPH, Winnipeg, MB; Alex Singer, MD, CCFP, Winnipeg, MB; Carol Styles, RN, BN, MPH, Winnipeg, MB; Gayle Halas, RDH, MA, Winnipeg, MB; Alan Katz, MBChB, MSc, CCFP, Winnipeg, MB

Determinants of Urgent Care Clinic Use and Barriers to Accessing Patients’ Own Family Physicians
Jessie Weaver, BSc (H), MD, Barrie, ON; Christa Kozanczyn, MD, CCFP, Barrie, ON; Anwar Parbtani, PhD, MD, CCFP, Barrie, ON; Jessie Weaver, BSc (H), MD, Barrie, ON; Christa Kozanczyn, MD, CCFP, Barrie, ON; Anwar Parbtani, PhD, MD, CCFP

13:45 – 14:45
Dangerous Ideas Soapbox
Wendy V. Norman, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, Vancouver, BC
The Dangerous Ideas Soapbox is modeled on the wildly popular session offered by the Society of Academic Primary Care, UK. It offers a platform for FMF innovators to share an important idea that is not being heard but needs to be heard in the family medicine community. A dangerous idea could be controversial, completely novel blue-sky thinking, or something that challenges current thinking. But it must also demonstrate a commitment to moving the idea forward–to making a difference. Each speaker will be given three minutes. Proposals should explain the idea, its novelty/creativity, why it is dangerous (what is the challenge?), and why it matters. Reviewers will consider the novelty of the idea-the more dangerous the better! Most of the session will be devoted to giving the audience the opportunity to challenge and critique the speakers, with a final vote to decide the most potent dangerous idea.

17:30 – 18:30
R & R Mixer
Come to the BC College of Family Physicians “Residents & practicing community family physician Researchers” mixer. Experience how mixing innovation and exploration of new ideas could fit with your future career! Residents and medical students are invited to this FREE event to meet practicing family physician researchers to see their excitement, learn the ups and downs and the essential “ropes” for managing to explore innovation and new ideas, and learn how this is possible while maintaining the clinical practice that both informs and brings meaning.
Location: Room 207, level 2