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Special Presentation: Drs. Jose Valderas & Ian Porter

Jose M Valderas, PhD, MPH, BMBS
Professor of Health Services & Policy Research, University of Exeter
President, International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)


Dr. Jose Valderas is an Academic General Practitioner, with a commitment to research on patient centred care that is relevant for decision making in clinical practice and health policy. He leads the Health Services & Policy Research Group at the University of Exeter Medical School. He is also the lead on the patient-centred care theme of the Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx).

Dr. Valderas’ current research interests focus on the use of patient reports on their own health for decision making in clinical practice and health policy, and the improvement of processes of care (quality and safety), with a particular interest in patients with multiple conditions. His main areas of expertise are in patient centred care, with a particular focus on the use of measures of Patient-Reported Outcomes and Experiences (development, adaptation, application, interpretation and clinical applications of PROMs, qualitative methods for content generation, psychometrics and quantitative analyses (classical test theory and Item Response Theory Models), and appraisal of instruments), multi- and co-morbidity, and quality and safety in Primary Care.

Dr. Valderas is an advisor to NHS England on the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Appraisal Working Group, and has provided expert advice to the World Health Organization and the Panamerican Health Organization on Primary Health Care, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), and Patient Safety; and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) on patient reported quality indicators. In 2017, Dr. Valderas waselected by his peers to serve as President of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL).


Ian Porter, PhD, MSc
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Health Services & Policy Research Group, University of Exeter


Dr. Ian Porter, a social scientist by background, joined the Health Services and Policy Research Group at the University of Exeter in October 2014, working on an NIHR funded programme of work developing and piloting methods for the routine use of Patient Recorded Outcome Measures (PROMs) in primary care for patients with multiple, long-term conditions (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart failure, depression, osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee). Prior to this he contributed to a number of other primary care focused NIHR research projects involving socially marginalised groups with complex physical and mental health needs.


The evidence for routine feed-back of PROMs in clinical practice: Implications for multimorbid frail, older, adults

Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measures are currently under-utilised in Primary Care in the UK. For frail older adults with multiple conditions (multimorbidity), combinations of individualised and standardised PRO measures may support health management and prioritisation. We aimed to test the feasibility of implementing routine PRO administration and feedback as part of Primary Care annual reviews for this patient group. Participants with two or more chronic conditions (asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart failure, depression, and osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee) completed generic, condition specific and individualised PRO measures immediately ahead of annual reviews. Personalised PRO summaries were provided to patients and clinicians to inform reviews. Acceptability of the intervention was rated by patients/clinicians separately. Qualitative interviews were also conducted with patients (10) and clinicians (5) to provide a more detailed evaluation. Findings suggested a high degree of acceptability from both patients and clinicians.

This talk is open and will include a light lunch.

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Upcoming Events

International Clinical Trials Day
May 20 all-day

International Clinical Trials Day is just around the corner! What is your organization planning to do to celebrate? We would love to share what your plans are with other N2 members, contact and we will share your event or promotion.

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  • Clinical trials 101 PowerPoint slides, pamphlet, postcard and about clinical trials that can be co-branded or customized by member organizations
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PHC Clinical Research Education Lunch and Learn Series
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Topic TBD

The Lunch and Learn Series is a recurring educational series aimed at research coordinators. Each meeting is generally eligible for continuing education credit through SoCRA.

See the Lunch and Learn page for upcoming speakers and topics

KT Canada Scientific Meeting 2019
May 30 – May 31 all-day

The 2019 KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting is being held on May 30th and 31st in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Delta Hotel.

The theme is ‘Advancing the science of integrated knowledge translation’

We will be posting additional information as it becomes available. For questions please contact Meghan Storey:

Youth Engagement in Research Planning, Design & Execution: A Workshop for Social Science Researchers
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This workshop is a collaborative project in partnership with CAMH, Wisdom2Action, Dalhousie University, Foundry, Frayme, University of British Columbia, ACCESS Open Minds, and McGill University.

Attendees of the workshop will:

  • Learn about adopting a stakeholder-informed research approach in line with emerging funding priorities
  • Learn how youth engagement can improve research validity, relevance, and impact
  • Work with leading researchers to plan for youth engagement
  • Have access to free coaching sessions to put plans into practice

Presenters include CHÉOS Scientist and Foundry Head Scientist, Dr. Skye Barbic. For more information, please see the event poster.

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Full workshop fee…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..$40 Discounted workshop fee for participating in a pre-workshop survey………………………………….$20
Reimbursement for completing a 6 month follow-up survey………………………………………………$20

Work in Progress Seminar: Dr. Rob Stenstrom
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Rob Stenstrom, MD, PhD, CCFP-EM

Scientist, CHÉOS
Assistant Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health / Department of Emergency Medicine
Staff Emergency Physician, St. Paul’s Hospital

Abstract: TBD

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.

Fraser Health Research Week
Jun 7 – Jun 15 all-day

Research Week is held annually with a combination of different events that include interactive workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers, presentations by our very own researchers and much more over the course of a week.

Go to LearningHub to register.

All the events listed are free. Research Week is open to all Fraser Health employees (clinical and non-clinical), physicians, and those from partner institutions. Some events are open to the public (Day 1, Day 2A, Day 3, and Day 4B).

Health research in the heart of Vancouver