Primary Health Care Learning Series

Join us to learn research and quality assurance projects being conducted by the primary and integrated health care community

Date: February 9, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:15 pm AST

This event is free and open to everyone. You must register in advance: If you need help registering please contact Information about joining the webinar will be sent after registration.

This seminar will consist of two presentations:

Talking ’bout my generation: Practice patterns among early-career family physicians and implications for primary care policy and workforce planning

About the speaker:

Dr. Ruth Lavergne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Primary care. Dr. Lavergne’s program of research aims to address disparities in access and build evidence to ensure primary care organization, delivery, and workforce meet the needs of Canadians now and in the future. She leads the Early Career Primary Care (ECPC) study, which is exploring changing practice patterns among family physicians, as well as practice intentions and choices among family medicine residents and early career physicians.

The kids are alright: Influences on the intentions for obstetric practice among family physicians and residents in Canada

About the speaker:

Dr. Emily Gard Marshall is an Associate Professor in the Dalhousie Department of Family Medicine Primary Care Research Unit, cross appointed with Community Health and Epidemiology, and Psychiatry, as well as a Nova Scotia Health Affiliated Scientist. Her mixed methods research examines primary healthcare from patient, provider, and system perspectives to address the quadruple aim: promoting population health, optimizing costs, enhancing patient experience, and supporting care team well-being. Foci include access, continuity, and comprehensiveness to improve equity and optimize outcomes across the life course, involving population data and equity-deserving populations. She leads multiple pan-Canadian studies including the CIHR COVID-19 Rapid Response funded PUPPY-Study. Dr. Marshall is the 2020 recipient of the NAPCRG Mid-Career Researcher Award.