2019 Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) Conference

The PBRN Conference welcomed 160 PBRN researchers from the US, Canada, and many other nations to come together to share strategies, methods, and results. The theme for the 2019 conference was "How do we keep prevention on the table in face of disease management incentives?" The agenda included includes innovations and research projects on diverse topics of interest to community clinicians, practice facilitators/study coordinators, and network leadership.

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Donald E. Nease, Jr., MD, Michelle Greiver, MD, MSc 
Conference Co-chairs
Arelene Bierman, MD, MS
Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Christina Hester, PhD, MPH
Research Director, National Research Network, American Academy of Family Physicians
Jennifer Carroll, MD, MPH
Director, National Research Network, American Academy of Family Physicians


Preventing the Harms of Inequity in Primary Care
Nav Persaud, MD, MSc, BSc
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Dr. Nav Persaud is a family physician at St Michael's Hospital and an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care and the Canada Research Chair in Health Justice. 


Prevention and Value
John W Epling, Jr, MD, MSEd
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

John W. Epling, Jr., M.D., M.S.Ed., is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA. He is the Medical Director of Research for Family and Community Medicine, Medical Director of Employee Health and Wellness for the Carilion Clinic,
and maintains an active clinical practice in Family Medicine. Dr. Epling has taught family medicine, evidence-based medicine, and clinical prevention to all levels of learners throughout his career. His clinical research areas of focus address clinical preventive services, education and various practical issues in clinical primary care. He has participated in several vaccination-related workgroups on the state and national level and joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2016.


Reframing Primary Care Transformation through Practice Facilitation
Melinda Davis, PhD
Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) at Oregon Health & Science University

Steven Brantley, MPH, CCRP
Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) at Oregon Health & Science University

Cullen Conway, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Linda Zittleman, MPH
High Plains Research Network (HPRN), University of Colorado School of Medicine

Christin Sutter
High Plains Research Network (HPRN), University of Colorado School of Medicine

Zsolt Nagykaldi, PhD
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine; & Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network 


Poster Presentations


Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations/Workshops
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P23:A systems engineering approach for disseminating and implementing shared decision making around breast and lung cancer screening using decision aids embedded in electronic health records

P26: Enhancing Women’s Recruitment in VA Clinical Trials: Multisite Evaluation of a Novel Strategy

OP11: Parent Perceptions and Preferences for Pain Management During Child Vaccinations

OP13: Limitations of Electronic Health Records in Identifying Study Participants for Pragmatic Asthma Studies

OP25: Development of a Hub and Spoke Model of Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) in Rural Communities of Western Colorado for Patients with Opiate Use Disorder (OUD)

OP27: Evaluation of a Team-Based, Comprehensive Curriculum in Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder for Rural Primary Care Practices

OP39: Preventing Tipping Points in High Comorbidity Patients: A Lifeline from Health

OP41:Digital Testimony: A colorectal-cancer screening promotion tool made by and for church-attending Latinos

OP42: Teen Speak-Out: Engaging Rural Teenagers to Develop Interventions to Address StressFP1: Implications of Person-centered Care for Research

OP47:Coaching Practices to Enhance Patient Access Through Patient Portal Use

W2: Teaching Motivational Interviewing Skills in the Primary Care Practice Setting: Engaging Physicians and Practice Staff

FP1: Implications of Patient-centered Care for Research

Congratulations to the 2019 David Lanier Poster Award Winners!

An New Comprehensive Measure of High-Value Aspects of Primary Care
Rebecca S Etz, PhD; Stephen J Zyzanski, PhD; Martha M Gonzalez, BS; Jonathan O’Neal, BS, Sarah Reves, FNP-C; Kurt Stange, MD, PhD

Birth Control Decision Making and Perceptions of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Analysis of Survey Responses
Leyan deBorja, MPH; Chyongchiou Jeng Lin, PhD; Jeannette South-Paul, MD


This Live activity, 2019 NAPCRG Practice-based Research Network Conference, with a beginning date of 06/24/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.. Download your certificate


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