Abstract deadline for Taking the Pulse of Primary Health Care Reform conference approaching – Jan 18, 2017

This conference will be of interest to clinicians and others engaged in primary care reform work, either from a planning and implementation, or a research perspective. It will bring together knowledge from across the continent. There will be a pre-conference workshop on patient engagement, which aims to support broader patient engagement in primary care research by bringing together patients, clinicians, and researchers to discuss best practices, research ideas and priorities.

Taking the Pulse of Primary Health Care Reform: Promise, Potential, and (Real) Progress

March 9-10, 2017
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront

Over the last decade, primary health care reform has received sustained attention from professionals, governments, and researchers. Collaboration has increased, structures have been put in place, and reforms have been enacted. But how do we spread and scale-up these innovations? Speakers will address this question and more, and ample opportunity will be provided for clinicians, researchers, patients, and policymakers to interact, share, and strategize.

Call for abstracts: The conference planning committee invites submissions of abstracts for poster presentations that fit within the conference theme by January 18, 2017. NEW for 2017, we also invite submissions of abstracts for a limited number of oral presentations: http://chspr.ubc.ca/conference/abstracts/

Registration: http://chspr.ubc.ca/conference/registration/

Confirmed speakers:
Rick Birtwhistle, Queen’s University Centre for Studies in Primary Care
Fred Burge, Dalhousie University Department of Family Medicine
Rebecca Etz, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Rick Glazier, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Kevin Grumbach, University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital
Stephen Peckham, Kent University (UK) Centre for Health Services Studies
Joshua Tepper, Health Quality Ontario
Tracy Wasylak, Alberta Strategic Clinical Networks

More information and preliminary program: http://chspr.ubc.ca/conference/

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