Participate in the Canadian Patient Partner Study

The aim of this study is to improve our understanding of the origins and motivations, defining features, experiences and contributions of the patient partner and advisor role in the Canadian health system. The online survey will provide a key source of data to explore these questions.

You can complete the survey English or French. The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Recruiting BC Primary Care Clinicians for research project integrating risk-based care for patients with chronic kidney disease in the community

The objective of this study is to introduce a kidney failure risk equation tool and education into primary care clinics to help provide information to clinicians about patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and provide guidance for all aspects of CKD care. 

This is a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) being done in collaboration with the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN). Primary care clinics will be randomized to either receive the intervention (where patients and providers receive individualized information explaining kidney failure risk, as well as risk-based criteria for referral, alongside usual care) vs. usual care alone (no information on personalized risk and no risk-based referral). 

Each clinic will receive $1,000 for their participation in the project. 

For further information about the study please contact Stephanie Garies at

New study is recruiting primary care providers to better understand Lyme disease in Canada

The purpose of this study is to better understand the perspectives, experiences, beliefs, and knowledge of health practitioners on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease in Canada. We are seeking primary care providers to participate in 30-45 minute interviews. 

For further information please contact Madison Robertson at or Dr. Rylan Egan at

Webinar Feb 6 2020, 1-2pm EST: Developing a multi-jurisdictional, comparable measure of osteoporosis screening performance from administrative health data

This webinar will demonstrate how a performance measure was created using health administrative data to compare osteoporosis screening rates across three Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia). Challenges and solutions for operationalizing this multi-jurisdictional measure, whereby data are not standardized or pooled across jurisdictions, will be described.


  • Wasem Alsabbagh, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
  • Jaky Kueper, PhD Candidate, Western University
  • Sabrina Wong, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Further information and registration available here

Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity improving care for children, youth, and young adults living with diabetes

The UBC Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a multidisciplinary translational research program with specific goals to improve the care of children, youth and young adults living with diabetes.

The successful candidate will have been awarded the doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, ScD) degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related field within the past five years. They will also have expertise in the field of health services research and, in particular, working with linked administrative health data (via PopData BC), clinical registry data and other large data sets. Research experience with conducting advanced statistical analysis using large population-based datasets is desirable. The applicant should also demonstrate the ability to work independently, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, conceive, initiate, organize and manage projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a necessity as well as the ability to work in a team environment. Management experience with large, multi-center projects is an asset. Substantial experience and expertise in using SAS, R, or Stata statistical software is essential.

The position will begin ASAP. This is a one-year term appointment subject to annual renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching dossier and three letters of reference addressing scholarly, professional and creative work, teaching, and administrative service, should be directed to: Shazhan Amed MD FRCPC MSc.PH email:

CPCSSN to be featured in GPSC webinar TOMORROW!

Doctors and divisions are invited to participate a series of webinars about data tools that can support physicians in their practices, and the development of patient medical homes and primary care networks.

Data from physician practices is key to taking a practice to the next level as a PMH, and enabling participation in team-based care and PCNs. Hosted by the GPSC, the first webinar will feature Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network Health’s (CPCSSN) data tool that enables the secure collection and reporting of EMR data.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday July 30 from 8:00 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. Click here to register. The 90-minute webinar will demonstrate how the CPCSSN tool can help:

  • Manage patient panels.
  • Optimize EMR data.
  • Use aggregated community-level EMR data.​

Two postdoctoral fellowships available with the Centre for Research in Integrated Care at the University of New Brunswick


The Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John is accepting applications for two 2-year term Postdoctoral Fellowship positions, effective September 3rd, 2019 at a salary of $60,000/year. CRIC is a living laboratory that develops and evaluates patient-centred integrated models of care for individuals with complex care needs and their families. The fellows will work with CRIC’s leadership team on existing and new projects focused on integrated care under the supervision of Drs. Shelley Doucet and Alison Luke. To learn more about the centre’s ongoing projects, please visit:


The fellows will be responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of research activities, including writing grant applications and proposals; participant recruitment; data collection and analysis; and knowledge translation activities. Research projects and activities will be negotiated based on the applicant’s interests, expertise, and project needs.


Interested individuals must have completed their doctoral degree within the last five years with a focus on health service delivery or a related field. Successful candidates must clearly demonstrate an interest in one or more of the following areas: integrated care, interprofessional collaboration, patient navigation, case management, patient engagement, patient-centred care, complex care needs, or dementia. Candidates must also have demonstrated productivity with peer-reviewed publications and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The candidates will be expected to work with a high degree of independence and initiative. Being
bilingual in English and French would be an asset, but this is not required.


UNB is Canada’s oldest English-language university. Founded in 1785, this multi-campus institution strives to build a better world. Our researchers are active in a diverse array of subjects ranging from social and government policy to the development of innovative technologies in many scientific fields. The UNB Saint John campus is well known for its innovative Tucker Park Collaborative that brings together four partners: UNB, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Community College, and Horizon Health Network, all colocated on the same campus. This partnership allows for a working model and resources for interprofessional healthcare delivery and health research. The fellows will have access to support from these partners in addition to CRICs extensive research team, which includes a data analyst, communication officer, knowledge translation officer, program coordinator, research assistants, patient navigators, administrative assistant, patients, family advisory council, decision makers, care providers, and multiple trainees with diverse backgrounds.


Applications will be considered until the available positions are filled. To apply, please include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research experience (projects, publications, etc.)
  • Two representative publications
  • Proof of language proficiency (international applicants)
  • Contact information (email, phone, address) of three references

Please send your application to:
Dr. Shelley Doucet
Tel – 506-654-3419; Email:
Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care
Director, Centre for Research in Integrated Care
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences