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PR1: Place Matters: Mapping and Data Tools for Doing Population Health
Michael Topmiller, PhD; Mark Carrozza; Jené Grandmont; Jennifer Rankin, PhD; Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH

Friday, November 9  |  8:30 am-12:30 pm

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to a variety of geographic information analysis and data dissemination tools, as well as discuss ways in which community-level data can help inform research and care. Participants will review the existing primary care research highlighting population health and the importance of Social Determinants of Health, access hundreds of community-level data points, and consider how they can begin to use the combination of data and geography to positively affect health outcomes by making changes both at the community level and at the point of care. The workshop will include real-world examples of spatial primary care research and application through hands-on use of GIS software and web-based mapping applications. Sample data will be provided to use in applying concepts taught in the session and incorporate examples from a variety of primary care domains. Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples. 

Upon conclusion participants will have an enchanced understanding about the importance of geography to population health, a practical understanding of the tools, methods, and data available to do population health research and practice, and consider ways in which care providers can use these resources to inform their practice.

Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR1 on the Registration Form.  (Fee includes a break)


PR2: Learning From the Experienced: Tips and Tricks for Enhancing PBRN Research
Hazel Tapp, PhD; Rowena J. Dolor, MD, MHS; Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH; Donna Manca, MD, MCLSC; Maeve O'Beirne, MD, PhD

Friday, November 9  |  9 am-12 pm

The session will include a brief overview, where workshop leaders present a short outline of their own PBRNs to set the context and stimulate subsequent discussion.  Discussion will be based on the needs of the participants. During the course of the session, both the workshop leaders and the attendees will share strategies and examples from their experience of being part of a PBRN.

Prerequisite Knowledge: Basic understanding of Practice-based Research Networks.

Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR2 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes a break)


PR3: Involving Patients, Practitioners and the Public as Research Partners
Jon Salsberg, PhD; Joseph LeMaster, MD, MPH

Friday, November 9  |  9 am-12 pm

This workshop will use a combination of activities, worksheets and role playing exercises. Activities will be co-facilitated by researchers and PaCE partners. Participants will share, discuss and comment on each other’s partnerships.

Prerequisite Knowledge: Participants should already be familiar with how to design a standard (i.e., non-engaged) research project. Participants can come prepared with their actual research topic to work through, or can use an imagined one.

Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR3 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes a break)


PR4: How to Get High Quality Evidence from Observational Studies: Design, Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting Considerations
Miguel Marino, PhD; Claire Godard-Sebillotte, MD; Sathya Karunananthan; Christopher Morley, PhD; Nadia Sourial, MSc; Tyler Williamson, PhD

Friday, November 9  | 9 am-12 pm

In primary care, randomized trials are often viewed as the gold standard for determining the causal effect of interventions. However, practice-based interventions, quality improvement studies or system-wide policies can rarely be evaluated using randomized trials, as randomization is often inappropriate or infeasible for many practical, logistical or political considerations. With the advent of practice-based research networks, and increased connectivity of electronic health records and health administrative data, primary care research has a tremendous opportunity to answer important primary care questions using observational data sources. The validity and practical utility of observational research to inform primary care depends critically on appropriate study designs, outstanding data quality, suitable statistical methods, and accurate interpretation of results. This half-day course will provide accessible guidance for researchers with different levels of quantitative expertise in the analysis of observational studies. 

Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR4 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes a break)


PR5: Economic Evaluation Methods for Primary Care Research and Practice Improvement
Richard Young, MD

Friday, November 9  |  1-4 pm

The workshop will present key concepts and methods in economic evaluation in health care, along with concrete examples of their application. The discussion will include how these are applied when comparing outcomes between different practice models and approaches. The workshop format will combine presentations and small group work on practical exercises that apply the concepts and methods covered in the presentations. Participants will come away with a greater fluency in economic evaluations and a better understanding of the application of these approaches in primary care. 

Prerequisite Knowledge: None required, though the participants will be encouraged to view three Cost Analysis Workgroup webinars prior to the workshop.

Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR5 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes a break)


PR6: Building and Using an EHR to Facilite Patient-Physician Relationships
Cynthia Sieck, MPH, PhD; John Beasley, MD; Brian Henriksen, PhD; David Mehr, MD, MS; Gerald Pulver, PhD, MPH; Amanda Terry, PhD

Friday, November 9  |  1-4 pm

In this ½ day workshop will discuss:

  • The importance of patient-physician relationships
  • Current challenges in the use of EHRs
  • Policies that hinder or facilite establishing good patient relationships
  • Physician burnout associated with EHR use and it’s impact on the relationship with patients
  • Potential additional training needs related to using EHRs in a manner that facilitates relationship building
  • Methods for including patients in understanding the impact of EHR use on the patient-physician relationship
  • Specific needs of primary care physicians related to EHRs and patient relationships
  • Leaders, utilizing a focused discussion format, present a conceptual model of how EHRs impact the patient-physician relationship followed by a discussion related to the model.  

Prerequisite Knowledge:  Some knowledge of use of EHRs and medical training. 

Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR6 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes a break)


PR7: 100 Years Beyond Flexner: EBM, Information Mastery, and Shared Decision-Making
Allen Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd; Roland Grad, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP; Charo Rodriguez, MD, MSc, PhD; David Slawson, MD

Friday, November 9  |  1-4 pm

This workshop will discuss:

  • Brief history of changes in medical education (pre-Flexner, Flexner, risk of EBM, rise of teaching clinical reasoning) 
  • Brief intro to the concepts of evidence-based medicine, information mastery, and shared decision making concepts
  • Introduction of the probability model in medical care (from rationalism to empiricism)
  • Challenges to teaching and using shared decision making
  • Opportunities for medical education research that spans EBM, information mastery, clinical reasoning, risk communication, and shared decision making
  • All registered attendees will be given access to two online modules, developed by the presenters that explain the framework.

Prerequisite Knowledge: Basic understanding of evidence-based medicine concepts and practices

Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR7 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes a break)


PR8: Getting Your Message Out There: Tools and Approaches to Reach Non-Academic Audiences
Adam Rex Pike; Nicole Porter, MASP; Andrea Pike, MSc; Sara O'Reilly, BA, MASP; Kris Aubrey-Bassler, MSc, MD

Friday, November 9  |  1-5 pm

Knowledge translation and dissemination is an important part of any research project; if research findings are not shared, opportunities for synergistic collaboration with policymakers and uptake among clinicians are lost. In this session, attendees will learn how to effectively document research information and display study findings in easily digestible formats suitable for non-academic, non-researcher audiences (e.g. policymakers, clinicians, patients). Attendees will work together to develop mock research findings documents targeted toward a specific non-academic audience, based on skills and knowledge delivered throughout the workshop. 

Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR8 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes a break)


PR9: Setting the PaCE: Patient and Clinician Engagement Initiative
Jack Westfall, MD, MPH; Maret Felzien, MA; Jessica Sand, MPH

Friday, November 9  |  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Setting the PaCE is a 1-day immersion for primary care providers, researchers, and community members to broaden their understanding and capacity around the: 

  • Current state of primary care and primary care research 
  • Advocacy for primary care and patient engagement within the research world 
  • Importance of patient-centered outcomes research 
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the need for patient  and clinician involvement in its Merit Review process 
  • Opportunities for patient- and clinician-engaged research: the PCORI 
  • Pipeline-to-Proposal development and application writing 

Participants are encouraged to come as dyad teams — a researcher or primary care provider along with a patient s/he knows well.  Together these teams will learn the skills needed to get started in advocacy and patient-centered outcomes research, begin to navigate the engagement process and join an engaged community of other dyad teams.  

The PaCE (Patient and Clinician Engagement) Project is a NAPCRG special project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) under the Eugene Washington Engagement Award Program. The purpose of PaCE is to develop a robust community of patients and primary care providers working together as dyads with knowledge and understanding of the unique features of patient-centered outcomes research related to primary care.

Fee: $249 Please mark the appropriate box for PR9 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes a breakfast, lunch and snacks)


PR10: Rising Stars in Research

Friday, November 9  |  11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Students, Residents, and Fellows are invited to participate in this half-day preconference session focused on career development with North America’s leading primary care researchers. The pre-conference will include lunch, a keynote speaker, one-on-one speed networking, and small-group workshops tailored to attendees educational and research needs. The goal of this preconference is to provide relevant career guidance for trainees while facilitating networking among senior and junior researchers.

Fee: Complimentary (with NAPCRG conference registration, pre-registration is required.) 

Please mark the appropriate box for PR10 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes a Lunch and snacks)