PR1: CASFM 2016 Methods: Advancing Primary Care Research
Saturday, November 12, 9 am - 5 pm
Objectives: This year’s preconference is being organized by the CASFM Work Groups to provide a unique educational opportunity aimed at diverse audiences interested in developing a foundation, expanding, or refreshing their research skills. Building on the successful 2015 preconference organized by the CASFM Research Methods Work Group, this preconference aims to provide a breadth of introductory and advanced sessions on various aspects of research methodology.
Content: The course will be offered through four 90-minute sessions. In the morning, two general sessions will introduce primary concepts in quantitative and qualitative research. The afternoon will offer concurrent sessions focusing on different aspects of research methodology organized by the CASFM Work Groups, as follows.
- Research Methods: Covariate Constrained Randomization
- Health IT: Attribution of Primary Care Physician or Other Healthcare Provider
- Practice Based Research Networks: Describing PBRNs in North America
- Practice Based Research Networks: Linking Research to Policy & Recruitment and Engagement
- Participatory Research: Photo Elicitation & Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping
- Participatory Research: Collaborative Coding & World Café with Vulnerable Populations
Method: During all sessions participants be provided with substantive material and will actively participate in the course through engagement exercises and in-class activities. This method has been shown to promote retention of the material and minimize the time burden for the participants. The day is organized so that participants can pick and choose which two of the sessions they would like to attend.
View the full agenda.
Prerequisite Knowledge: None.
Fee: $249 Please mark the appropriate box for PR1 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes lunch and breaks)
Tyler Williamson PhD; Christopher Morley, PhD; Gillian Bartlett, PhD; Chester Fox, MD; Lee Green, MD, MPH; Joseph LeMaster, MD, MPH; Maeve O’Beirne, MD, PhD; Jon Salsberg, PhD; Hazel Tapp, PhD
PR2: Matters: Using Web-Based Mapping Tools to Explore the Links Between Community and Health
Saturday, November 12, 9 am - 12 pm
Objectives: This INTRODUCTORY level preconference workshop will enhance participants’ understanding about the importance of geography to population health, give a practical understanding of the tools, methods, and data available to incorporate geography into research, and consider ways in which care providers can use these resources to inform their practice.
Content: Place matters to personal and population health. Understanding the community context of patients has become increasingly important in the primary care research domain. In light of the growing interest in this area of research, multiple tools have been developed to help physicians use these concepts at both the research and practice level. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to a variety of web-based 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 research highlighting the importance of Social Determinants of Health, explore ways to define the service area of a provider or practice and determine the target community, 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.
Prerequisite Knowledge: None.
Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR2 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes break and materials)
Jené Grandmont; Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH; Mark Carrozza; David Grolling; Claire Meehan; Jennifer Rankin, PhD; Michael Topmiller, PhD
PR3: Identifying Priority Regions for Primary Care: A Hands-On Introduction to Geospatial Approaches for Exploring “Hot Spots,” “Cold Spots,” & “Bright Spots”
Saturday, November 12, 1 - 4 pm
Objectives: At the end of this ADVANCED topics workshop, participants will be able to 1) Describe key concepts in spatial analysis; 2) Understand how hot spots, cold spots, and bright spots are defined in the healthcare and geospatial fields; and 3) Be able to use Geoda, a free, open source GIS, to identify priority regions for primary care.
Content: This session will focus on key concepts in spatial analysis, including spatial autocorrelation and heterogeneity. The session will provide a description of hot spots, cold spots, and bright spots as defined in the healthcare and geospatial fields. The session will include hands-on training using Geoda, an open-source GIS, to conduct geospatial analysis to identify priority areas for primary care research.
Method: Didactics and hands-on workshop using computers with GIS software. We will provide sample data to use in applying concepts taught in the session.
Prerequisite Knowledge: Basic/intermediate knowledge of spatial analysis. Attendees must bring their own laptop with Geoda 1.6 installed (see https://geodacenter.asu.edu/software/downloads). The instructors will schedule webinars prior to the conference to assist
attendees with loading the software (see http://www.healthlandscape.org/NAPCRG2016.cfm for webinar dates).
Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR3 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes break and materials)
Mark Carrozza; Michael Topmiller, PhD; Jene Grandmont; Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH; David Grolling; Claire Meehan; Jennifer Rankin, PhD
PR4: Creating a Primary Care Research Agenda in Response to Global Climate Change
Saturday, November 12, 1 - 4:30pm
Objectives: Recognizing that climate change is already affecting the health of North Americans and is likely to create greater changes in the decades to come, this workshop will initiate a dialogue regarding a long-term, research agenda to support primary care practices in the future. Participants will develop the outline for a ‘white paper’ on developing a primary health care response to climate change with a focus on important research questions and methodologies. The group will consider developing a Climate Change in Primary Care (CCPC) Special Interest Group at NAPCRG and further work on the development of an international research agenda.
Content: 3.5 hour workshop providing the following: Overview and Introductions (15m). Brief presentation on the scope of climate change and current assessments of issues relating to primary health care from perspectives of both a community physician and an academic primary care researcher. (45m). Small group work considering and prioritizing research questions and approaches (45 minutes) (40m). Group reporting process (30m). Discussion and refinement of ideas (45m). Summary, solicitation of white paper writing group, and planning to future activities (15m).
Method: This will be a highly participatory workshop. Participants will be asked to review a small set of foundational articles in advance of the workshop to provide a basis for shared discussion. After short presentations by content experts, the remainder of the workshop will consist of small group discussion and idea generation and full group reflections and prioritizing. After the workshop, participants will be invited to participate in development of a white paper, formation of a NAPCRG interest group, and possible grant application writing.
Prerequisite Knowledge: While interest in primary health care delivery, climate change, and research methodology is valuable, no prerequisite knowledge is required.
Fee: $149 Please mark the appropriate box for PR4 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes break and materials)
Jonathan Temte MD, PhD; Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD; Rodney Erickson, MD; David Meyers, MD
PR5: Setting the PaCE: NAPCRG’s Patient and Clinician Engagement Initiative
Saturday, November 12, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.
Audience: The PaCE Colorado Preconference 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
Rationale: 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.
LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS
Fee: $249 Please mark the appropriate box for PR5 on the Registration Form. (Fee includes breakfast, lunch and snacks)
Jack Westfall, MD, MPH; Maret Felzien, MA; Ned Norman
PR6: Trainee Preconference
Saturday, November 12, 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
This is a complimentary preconference for students and residents. Attendees will experience a keynote speaker, mentor speed dating and workshops tailored specifically to their education and research needs. The goal of this preconference is to provide more experiences and education for trainees while facilitating networking among senior and junior researchers.
LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS
Fee: $0 Please mark the appropriate box for PR6 on the Registration Form. (includes lunch and snacks)