NAPCRG’s Annual Meeting has become an improbable event. For over forty years the flame of Maurice Wood’s original vision of a meeting that inspired and attracted and protected; that fortified and instructed; and that moved us to higher ground—for over forty years that vision has somehow held. This was improbable enough when it was just a few friends, galvanized by a common cause, sharing tales from the field and splitting the tab. But who would have thought we could do that year after year, now with almost seven hundred researchers from twenty countries?
Our Annual Meeting is still a safe and supportive setting where the next generation of primary care researchers can get air under their wings, and this meeting is structured to protect and further that. The Annual Meeting is still an extraordinarily rich nexus where researchers bent to the same task can find each other, make common cause, and work as partners to better effect. This meeting is still set up so you can work with your collaborators, find new partners, and catch up with old friends. It is still all this, but it has also now become the epicenter for the creation of serious new fields of research.
If you would like to witness (or better, contribute to) the emergence of the models, methods, and measures that elevate local program and system evaluation to the status of legitimate, generalizable scientific inquiry, come to the Annual Meeting this year. If you would care to discuss with primary care researchers from around the world how networks of policymakers can be incorporated into clinical and operational research to produce more potent and rational primary care health policy, come this year. If you wish to witness the emergence of trained, informed patients as advocates for primary care research, come this year. And more than ever, your colleagues and heroes will be there reporting more sophisticated, more potent, more relevant, and more helpful research than ever before.
This year we are heading into a major strategic planning effort for the entire organization, and this will be a chance for you to tell us how we can serve you better. I have every reason to think that this will be the best ever in a long string of outstanding NAPCRG meetings.
Frank V. deGruy, III, MD, MSFM
President, North American Primary Care Research Group
PR1: Statistical Methods for Meta-analysis: A Mini-Course (Saturday, November 9, 9 am-3:30 pm)
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PR2: Rapid, Relevant Research for Scientists and Practitioners: Re-Aim in Designing and Evaluating Primary Care Programs and Policies (Saturday, November 9, 9 am-3:30 pm)
PR3: Implementation Research in Primary Health Care: International Experiences to Build on the Essence of Primary Health Care (Saturday, November 9, 9 am-3:30 pm)
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Plenary Session I: The Pleasures and Perils of Evaluating Primary Care Transformation
Richard H. (Rick) Glazier, MD, MPH
St. Michael’s Hospital
Plenary Session II: Building a Healthier Future: What Each of Us Can Do
David Williams, PhD, MPH
Plenary Session III: Doing Research on a Shoestring Budget (or no Budget at All)
Mark H. Ebell MD, MS
University of Georgia
NAPCRG's Got Talent Evening Event & Dessert Reception
We know for a fact our NAPCRG members have talent and the evening event is your chance to show us what you’ve got when you sign up for the “NAPCRG’s Got Talent” competition! Individuals and teams can sign up to perform with the Startools and compete in various categories for prizes. The Startools are a group of doctors who perform rock music in the Ottawa area. They have raised over 2 million dollars for charity since their formation in 1978. This event is included in your registration fee, additional tickets can be purchased for non-registered guests.
The Westin Ottawa is sold out. Additional accommodation options are available at the Les Suites Hotel located one block away from the conference hotel. To make a reservation at the Les Suites visit the hotel website and enter the group block password "NAPCRG2013".
Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
130 Besserer Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M9
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The conference hotel is the Westin Ottawa. The NAPCRG room block at the Westin is sold out.
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9H4
For assistance in making your airline reservations for the conference, call Reward House, Inc, at 877-353-6690 or 816-295-3131. You can also e-mail your questions or travel preferences to Reward House, Inc staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for online assistance. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE WESTIN OTTAWA
The Westin Ottawa is located at the Ottawa River's edge next to Parliament Hill and adjacent to the University of Ottawa-Carte campus in downtown Ottawa. The Westin Ottawa is located approximately 20 minutes Ottawa International Airport. Taxi service is available, average fare from the airport to the hotel is $32.
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