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April 11 2017

The Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation team contributes to receving a grant from the CIHR.

We are happy to announce that the CIHR, under the aspect “Research focused on the patient: collaboration grants of the IRSC”, agreed to finance the project «EQUIpes Patients, Proches aidants, Soignants (EQUIPPS) en Groupes de Médecine Familiale (GMF) : EQUIPPS-GMF.».

The project will be financially supported from March 1st, 2017 to February 28th, 2018. It is led by Dre isabelle Samson, M. Jean-François Proteau, and Dre France Légaré.

Congratulations to all the members and collaborators involved!

April 11 2017

Postdoctoral fellowship offer at Dalhousie University

Dr Christine Chambers, researcher at the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research of Dalhousie University, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in KT/implementation science who would like to apply their expertise to pediatric pain.

You can contact her by Twitter (Direct Message) @DrCChambers or by email

April 04 2017

Our team publishes an article in “BMC Pregnancy Childbirth”.

Congratulations to our colleague Maria Esther Leiva Portocarrero, who recently published an article in BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, entitled: Use of a patient decision aid for prenatal screening for Down syndrome: what do pregnant women say?

The choice to undergo prenatal diagnosis for Down syndrome is a difficult, preference-sensitive decision for pregnant women, but patient decision aids (PtDAs) are still rarely used in these clinical contexts. This study sought to identify factors influencing the use of PtDAs for pregnant womens in Down syndrome prenatal diagnosis. The most frequently-mentioned were the opinion of the pregnant woman’s partner, presentation of the PtDA by a health professional with a discussion and not having encountered a PtDA. These results will help answering decision support needs and to design future effective implementation strategies for PtDAs for prenatal screening for Down syndrome.

Authors: Portocarrero ME, Giguere AM, Lepine J, Garvelink MM, Robitaille H, Delanoe A, Levesque I, Wilson BJ, Rousseau F, Legare F.

March 20 2017

Publication of "The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care".

An interesting book by Dr Mark D. Sullivan has recently been published. It is entitled The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care and focuses on the challenge of increasing patient participation in chronic illness care. It develops a new theory of patient-centered health as the capacity for meaningful action. It argues that we must get health right before we can get health care reform right.

For more information, click here

March 20 2017

Our team contributes to an article in "Systematic Reviews".

Our team recently contributed to an article published in Systematic Reviews, entitled Five shared decision-making tools in 5 months: use of rapid reviews to develop decision boxes for seniors living with dementia and their caregivers.

Decision support tools are developed following extensive, comprehensive and timely reviews of the literature. This study aimed to describe a method of rapid review to develop decision support tools, i.e. decision boxes to help shared decision-making among seniors living with dementia and their caregivers and health professionals. This approach enabled the development of clinical tools faster and less costly. Future studies will show if this approach can be translated to other tools/teams.

Authors: Lawani MA, Valéra B, Fortier-Brochu E, Légaré F, Carmichael PH, Côté L, Voyer P, Kroger E, Witteman H, Rodriguez C, Giguère AM.

March 20 2017

Masterclass by France Légaré at the 11th FAYR-GP Preconference, in Paris

Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation chairholder France Légaré will animate a Masterclass at the 11th Preconference of the French Association of Young Researchers in General Pratice on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, in Paris (France). There will also be oral presentations and posters by young researchers in primary care.

For more information, click here.

March 20 2017

5th International Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference: Towards Responsible Global Solutions

The 5th International Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference, entitled Towards Responsible Global Solutions, will be held on August 17-19, 2017 at Centre des Congrès de Québec, in Quebec City (Canada). The 2017 conference programme will be a mix plenaries, debates, parallel sessions and posters showcasing some of the best research on Preventing Overdiagnosis currently taking place across the globe.

The deadline for submitting resumes is March 30th, 2017.

For more information, click here.

March 14 2017

PhD thesis defense by our colleague Louisa Blair

Our whole team at the Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation would like to send all of our support to Louis Blair, who will be defending her PhD thesis in theology, entitled La création littéraire comme vocation chrétienne, on March 22th, 2017. The defense will be held at 3:00 PM at Laval University (Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard, room 813). You are all invited to come encouraging her!


March 08 2017

Ndeye Thiaf Diouf receives a grant from the QPHRN.

Congratulations to our colleague Ndeye Thiaf Diouf, who received a grant from the Quebec Population Health Research Network. Her candidature for the QPHRN's Support for results dissemination activities abroad competition was chosen among the three best!

February 28 2017

Our team published an article in ''JMIR Research Protocol''.

Congratulations to our colleague Jessica Hébert who recently published an article in JMIR Research Protocol, entitled: Online Dissemination Strategies of a Canada Research Chair: Overview and Lessons Learned.

Internet and social media are now among the most used ways of disseminating information. However, few studies have been made to evaluate these methods as tools to improve research uptake and visibility. This study aimed to evaluate the online use of the Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation’s web site and the chairholder’s Twitter account. The results show that there are few observable associations between their use and the number of citation of the Chair’s articles. Therefore, it seems like online dissemination strategies are not yet a major determinant in improving research uptake and visibility.

Authors: Hébert J, Robitaille H, Turcotte S, Légaré F.

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