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July 22, 2019

New Knowledge Synthesis Tool: What Review is Right for You?

Dr. Tricco and the team at the Knowledge Translation Program St. Michael’s Hospital are excited to share a new tool that may be of interest to you.

The What Review is Right for You? tool is a decision support guide for knowledge users interested in conducting a knowledge synthesis, while providing external supporting materials to assist in the conduct of their review. Through a series of five guiding questions, the tool aims to recommend the best type of knowledge synthesis to conduct in order to ensure that research goals are met. The tool is accompanied by an Explanation and Elaboration document, which users can refer to for further assistance. The tool can be found here: https://whatreviewisrightforyou.knowledgetranslation.net/.  

Should you have any further questions, please contact KnowledgeSynthesis@smh.ca.

May 29, 2019

CIHR wants to hear about your health research priorities!

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is embarking on a new strategic plan and is seeking your guidance in helping identify areas of greatest strategic importance:

  1. How should CIHR spend its budget?

2. How can CIHR help build the capacity of the Canadian health research community?

3. How can CIHR help spread new research knowledge to improve the health of Canadians?

Your answers will help inform the development of a new strategic plan to guide CIHR over the coming years. To share your voice, please visit www.letstalk-cihr.ca and complete the survey, which will be open until June 28th, 2019.

March 4, 2019

CIHR: Annual Recruitment of New IAB Members

The Institute of Health Services and Policy Research is seeking high caliber members of all kinds and all are welcome to apply (researchers at all stages, clinicians, decision-makers, policy makers, patients and citizens). New members will be invited to serve terms of three years beginning September 1, 2019. IABs meet at least twice a year. Members are reimbursed for travel and accommodation.

To become an IAB member, candidates must submit a completed application using the ResearchNet system including a CIHR IAB CV created using the Canadian Common CV system.

The deadline for submission is April 8, 2019. 

Click HERE for more information.

March 1, 2019

Primary Health Care Research Day:

Using what we know: Implementing research into practice and policy

This year's Primary Health Care Research Day is being organized by Building Research for Integrated Primary Healthcare (BRIC NS).  BRIC NS is Nova Scotia’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network. Patients, students, medical residents, health care providers, faculty, researchers, knowledge users and the primary health care (PHC) research community are invited to share their finished, ongoing and upcoming research and quality improvement initiatives.  Abstracts for poster and oral presentations are being accepted.  All abstracts must be focused on primary health care and/or must highlight how the work is integrated with primary health care.  A statement about the implications of the work for policy and/or practice is encouraged.

Abstracts from PIHCI projects are encouraged and will be highlighted during a “lightening round” presentation.

Full requirements and submissions instructions can be found here.


BRIC NS is pleased to be offering our annual award for best student poster.  Full details are available on our website.

Questions can be sent to bricns@dal.ca

January 21, 2019

Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network announces new Executive Director 

Dr. Gillian Bartlett is a tenured Professor as well as the Research and Graduate Programs Director and the Associate Chair in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. She received her PhD in epidemiology from McGill in 2001 and her MSc in 1996. In 2014, she was awarded the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Supervision for McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine Honour List for Educational Excellence. Dr. Bartlett specializes in primary care research and knowledge translation. Her current concentration is on knowledge translation and stakeholder engagement around health care utilization and outcomes for vulnerable populations; implementation of precision medicine using patient-oriented strategies; and the use of education innovations to advance the discipline of family medicine and primary care.

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