NAPCRG News is an electronic member newsletter published several times throughout year.
Incoming Board of Directors & Committee Members
Our incoming board and committee members were installed at the close of our 49th Annual Meeting.
- President: Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS
- Vice-President/President: Vivian Ramsden, PhD, RN, BSN, MS
- Secretary/Treasurer: Richelle Koopman, MD, MS
- Immediate Past President & Chair: Gillian Bartlett, PhD
Committees & Programs
- Communications & Awards Committee: Alison Huffstetler, MD
- Community Clinicians Advisory Group: Vivian Jiang, MD
- Trainee Committee Chair: James Wang, MD
- Trainee Committee Vice Chair: Meghan Gilfoyle, MSC, PhD Candidate
We extend our gratitude to outgoing Board members who helped contribute time and talent in helping to develop a new strategic plan and lead NAPCRG through another exceptional year of uncertainty during the pandemic. Thank you!
- Communications & Awards: Kelly Nottingham, PhD
- Community Clinicians Advisory Group: Andy Pasternak, MD, MS
- Trainee Committee Chair: Ashley Chisholm, MSc, PhD
49th Annual Meeting Updates and Reminders
49th Annual Meeting Updates and Reminders
Thanks again to everyone who came together for the 49th Annual Meeting November 19-23. The global primary care research community was represented by presenters and attendees from 16 countries. Here are some updates and reminders from the meeting.
- Continuing Medical Education Credit: Our CME application has been approved. Full details and a downloadable certificate are available via our website.
The AAFP has reviewed NAPCRG Virtual 49th Annual Meeting Live Activity and deemed it acceptable for up to 23.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 11/19/2021 to 11/23/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
- NAPCRG Award Winners: Congratulations to this year’s NAPCRG award winner announced at the 49th Annual Meeting November 19-23, 2021. Award recipients include:
- Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contributions in Primary Care Research: Arch (Chip) Mainous, PhD
- President’s Award: Hazel Tapp, PhD
- President’s Award: Vivian Ramsden, PhD, RN, BSN, MS
- PaCE Distinguished Service Award: Kirk Kelley
- Family Practice Best Paper Award: Elizabeth A. Sturgiss, Kathleen O’Brien, Nicholis Elmitt, Jason Agostino, Stephen Ardouin, Kirsty Douglas, and Alexander M. Clark.
- Marjorie Bowman and Robert Choplin New Investigator Research Award: Jennifer L. Moss, PhD
- Outstanding Research Coordinator Award: Lauren A. Cafferty, MA
- Mid-Career Researcher Award - Melinda M. Davis, PhD, MCR
- PaCE Award: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, PhD, Jamie DeMore, MA, Roger Stoddard, Brenda Andreas, Ghislaine Rouly, Annick Beaudry, Alanna Baldwin, PhD, Mpho Begin, MSc, P.Eng., Karina Prevost, Lynne Mansell and Joan Cranston, BSc.,P.T.
- On-Demand Content: Recorded conference presentations, including plenary speakers, special sessions, oral presentations and the virtual poster hall are available for viewing by attendees through December 31. To access materials, you will need to log into the virtual conference platform using your attendee credentials from the meeting. You can also search abstracts here.
- Presentation Evaluations: Attendees were given the opportunity to evaluate individual presentation sessions for orals, poster walks, forums, and workshops. To request available feedback from your presentation, please carefully follow the steps below:
- Copy the text below and paste into an email with your details.
- Include a subject line of: 2021 Annual Meeting Presentation Evaluation (this makes the request easier to identify in our inbox)
- Send your email to NAPCRG at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Presenter Name:
Submission ID#: (this is the most important data to provide)
- 50th Annual Meeting: We celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2023 and plan to gather November 18-22 in Phoenix, Arizona.
New Date for PBRN 2022
Heads up! We have a new date for our 2022 Practice-based Research Network (PRBN) conference. This meeting is now set for June 2-3, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Maryland.
We plan to open the call for papers in January, followed by registration and additional details later in the new year. Mark your calendars and cross your fingers that we are all back together in person for this popular event.
Save the Date for ICPF 2022
The International Conference on Practice Facilitation (ICPF) is scheduled for September 8-9, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia. Call for papers, registration and additional information will be announced shortly after the first of the year.
ICPF 2022 immediately precedes STFM’s Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement happening in the same location September 11-14. If you would like to attend both events, it is a great two-for-one travel opportunity!
Primary Care Collaborative Lunch & Learn Series
Be part of translating primary care research and evidence into action with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) Lunch and Learn discussion series. These sessions are part of PCC’s Bridging the Gap in Primary Care Research Project which helps front-line primary care clinicians, consumers, advocates, payers, and policymakers identify and share relevant primary care-based research to a variety of audiences.
Held quarterly, the PCC Lunch and Learn series is open to all PCC members and supporters who are interested in learning about and engaging in conversation with academic researchers, policymakers, advocates, and executives about translating primary care’s research and evidence base into action.
The next Lunch and Learn session is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. EASTERN on January 27. NAPCRG’s own Mark Ebell, MD is scheduled among the presenters.
Tentative dates in 2022 are:
- 11 a.m. to noon EASTERN, April 21
- 11 a.m. to noon EASTERN, July 21
- 11 a.m. to noon EASTERN, October 25
Register or learn more about PCC’s Lunch and Learn discussion series and the Bridging the Gap in Primary Care Research project.
Opportunities to Engage: Research, Scholarship, Leadership
Serve on the NAPCRG Board or a Committee
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization! We are looking for members to fill board and committee positions for the 2022-2023 year (terms begin right after the 2022 Annual Meeting November 18-22, 2022).
And plan to participate in a virtual session to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Select one that is most convenient for you:
Information Session #1
January 19, 2022, 11 a.m. EASTERN
Register in advance for this meeting.
Information Session #2
January 24, 2022, 2 p.m. EASTERN
Register in advance for this meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Medicine Publishing Opportunities from eLife
eLife, is a non-profit organization led by researchers and dedicated to accelerating science discovery and transforming research communication through publishing, technology and encouraging responsible behaviors in research.
In medicine, eLife aims to publish significant translational research and clinical studies focused on improving human health. Interests in the area include, but are not limited to, the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, genetics, prevention, and treatment of human disorders, as well as the biological, environmental, and socioeconomic determinants of health which lead to changes in medical practice, population health and health policy.
eLife is inviting submissions for a special issue: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer prevention, control, care and survivorship, edited by Deputy Editor Diane Harper and Senior Editor Eduardo Franco. This special issue – publishing next year – will curate timely research in this important area of public health.
Canadian COVID-19 Study Call for Participants
Would you like to help family physicians and NPs address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among patients?
The Public Health Agency of Canada is funding an innovative research project led by a team of physicians, researchers and communications specialists from the University of Ottawa, Montfort Hospital and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. Participants are wanted for a new Canadian study offering tailored digital messaging for unvaccinated patients.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Canada, this timely study looks at how digital messages can be tailored to meet patient information needs and help improve vaccine uptake, building the capacity of healthcare providers as vaccinators and vaccination promoters. The study uses an automated patient outreach and data collection system (the Canadian Primary Care Information Network, or CPIN) that enables family physicians and nurse practitioners to communicate with their patients efficiently and effectively using digital messages sent by email or text. Messages are developed by the study team in response to patient feedback on barriers to vaccination or reasons for hesitating, as well as sociodemographic factors, using evidence-based communications strategies. Impact on vaccine uptake will be measured over time.
Family physicians and NPs who would like to participate or anyone seeking more information about the study can contact the study organizers through the following options:
- Email email@example.com
- Call 613-746-4621, ext. 6420
- Read the study brochure
- Visit the CPIN website
Family Medicine Call for Manuscripts
Family Medicine seeks manuscript submissions for a theme issue addressing virtual residency applicant interviews. As residency programs enter the second year of virtual interviews in the recruitment and matching of new residents, it is critical that our specialty learn more about strengths, weaknesses, and best practices among programs using this format.
Original article and brief report submissions should describe rigorously evaluated virtual interviewing processes. Manuscripts that assess multiple outcomes in addition to participant satisfaction will be given preference for publication as will multi-site evaluations. Narrative essay submissions should share original stories about virtual interviews from the perspective of students, residents, or faculty members.
The deadline for submissions for this themed issue is April 1, 2022.
FM Vax: An International Survey Invitation
You are invited to participate in the FM Vax: An International Survey on the Integration of Public Health and Primary Care in COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns research study. The aim is to identify the primary health care approach used by different countries in implementing their vaccination programs for COVID-19, with a focus on the integration of public health and primary care.
The FM Vax research team is interested in input from primary health care professionals, such as clinicians, researchers and policymakers who can respond regarding their own countries. Participants are asked to complete a 15-minute survey that is available in seven languages. Upon completion, you will have the option to enter a prize draw for an e-book entitled How to Do Primary Care Educational Research.
Free MOC Part IV Offering Addresses Shared Decision Making for Mammography
New on-demand Continuing Education (CE) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) part IV modules are now available on the topic of shared decision making (SDM) for breast cancer screening.
Developed by a team led by Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Medical Director, Dr. Sarina Schrager and including WREN Lead Research Coordinator, Alice Yuroff, these modules provide a comprehensive overview of SDM for breast cancer screening and provides guidance in how to best utilize SDM methods in clinical practice. Participants will engage in learning by viewing videos, contributing to polling questions, working through interactive activities, and studying provided educational resources. The MOC provides a step-by-step guide for implementing a quality improvement project aimed to improve SDM knowledge, communication skills, confidence, and use of tools and resources.
Provided through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership
Call for Applications: 2022-2023 Health and Aging Policy Fellows
Applications are now being accepted through April 15, 2022, for The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program.
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program aims to create a cadre of leaders who will serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health care of older adults. The year-long fellowship offers a rich and unique training and enrichment program that is focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide Fellows with the experience and skills necessary to help affect policy.
This one-year fellowship runs October 1 - September 30 and has part and full-time tracks with areas of focus on behavioral health, societal aging and age-friendly public health, global health and aging, and aging at the federal, state, and/or community level. Learn more or apply.
Apply to Be a CERA Fellow
CERA, the CAFM Educational Research Alliance in the U.S., is a framework supporting medical education research. CERA does this by conducting approximately five surveys of different groups within family medicine education each year.
The CERA Fellowship provides one faculty member a yearlong experience with the CERA Steering Committee. Through this part-time fellowship, faculty receive mentorship and training to lay the groundwork to be a future scholarly leader.
Fellows will have the opportunity to:
- Implement valid survey methodology
- Write hypothesis-driven survey questions
- Describe the CERA survey process in depth
- Mentor other faculty in proposal writing and research methodology
- Author presentations and/or publications using CERA data
- Act as CERA survey director at a future point in time
Learn more and apply by February 14, 2022.
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