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PHC Clinical Research Lifecycle Process Map & Clinical Research Standard Operating Procedures (V7) Rollout

PHC Clinical Research Lifecycle Process Map
10:00 – 11:30 am

You have a great idea for a research project, but don’t know where to start? This workshop presents the PHC research process, complete with resources, checklists, and flowcharts. Open to PHC researchers and staff.

 

Clinical Research SOP Review
12:30 – 3:00 pm
The new (version 7) SOPS are now available for your clinical research. Hear about changes and updates in this informal workshop—and cross that training requirement of your list! Open to everyone.

Download the event poster here. If you would like to attend, please register through visit Eventbrite.

Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Wed
Work in Progress Seminar: Implications of complexity thinking on planning an evaluation of the Clinical & Systems Transformation project
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Beth Snow, PhD, MBA, CE
Scientist and Program Head – Program Evaluation, CHÉOS

The Clinical & Systems Transformation project aims to transform healthcare in Vancouver by standardizing clinical practice and creating a shared clinical information system across Vancouver Coastal Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Providence Health Care. This is an extremely complex undertaking, with the implementation of changes to workflows and the introduction of a new electronic health record system occurring in a phased manner at multiple facilities with a variety of different contexts and cultures. This poses a number of evaluation challenges, including evaluating a system that is changing over time.

In this presentation, Dr. Snow will explore the challenges, drawing on both the health informatics and complexity literatures. She will discuss how such projects fit the characteristics of complexity and explore the implications of those characteristics for evaluation. She will also reflect on the lessons the evaluation team is learning as they create an evaluation to provide useful and credible information to the various clinical and operational stakeholders, as well as how they will prepare to adapt and respond to the ever changing and diverse environment in which this clinical transformation and information system implementation is embedded.

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 2017-2018 WiP schedule.

 

Sep
28
Thu
Western Canadian Universities Big Data Health Conference 2017: The Future of Precision Health and Big Data
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

This conference is a collaborative effort among the western Canadian medical schools: University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Manitoba. Particular focus is being placed on the exploration of health data—how it could be used to improve the health system, precision medicine, and precision public health (and the lessons that could be learned from efforts taking place in the four provincial jurisdictions).

Healthcare Education and Research Rounds: Hospital Malnutrition: What is your role?
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Oct
5
Thu
B.C. Kidney Days — Improving the Patient Experience: Choices & Balance
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

BC Kidney Days brings together clinicians and administrators from across BC, other parts of Canada, and the United States to discuss the latest research, trends, clinical treatments, and surgical ​breakthroughs in kidney​ patient care.​​

Oct
11
Wed
Work in Progress Seminar: Immune vulnerable populations and adverse effects of osteoporosis therapies
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Shirin Kalyan, PhD
Scientist, CHÉOS
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, UBC

Osteoporosis is estimated to affect over 200 million people worldwide; osteoporosis drug market was said to be over $11.4 billion (USD). Postmenopausal women are the largest collective group on therapy (1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men over 50 will be diagnosed with bone fragility). Many chronic conditions such as living with HIV, cystic fibrosis, IBD, and rheumatoid arthritis increase the risk of bone fragility disorders. I will share some of my research showing how the standard of care for osteoporosis, bisphosphonates, affect immune function and antioxidant capacity in patients and the potential consequence this may have on the developing serious adverse drug effects. This data suggests that some of those most at need of osteoporosis medication may also be most vulnerable to its potential risks.

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 2017-2018 WiP schedule.

Oct
12
Thu
C2E2 Annual Lecture: Abandoning Illusions, Confronting Biases
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

What behavioural economics tells us about strategies to improve health care.

After a century or so of social science dominance, neoclassic economists’ claims about what motivates people and what makes systems work have been knocked off their pedestal. In the past 30 years, behavioural economics has challenged the traditionalist, income maximizing assumptions of standard economic theory. It turns out we are a species of hard-wired cognitive biases, multiple reasoning strategies, and inconsistent preferences. Our decisions can be nudged by how choices are framed. This presentation will explore policies doomed to fail and suggest potentially more successful options based on an expanded view of rationality and a more nuanced understanding of what makes people tick.

About the speaker:

Steven Lewis is a health policy research consulted based in Saskatoon, and an Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at Simon Fraser University. Prior to resuming a full-time consulting practice he headed a health research granting agency and spent seven years as CEO of the Health Services Utilization Commission in Saskatchewan.

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Health research in the heart of Vancouver