Health Integration Summit

Health Integration Summit - Poster

May 9 & 10, Saskatoon SK

The SPOR PIHCI Health System Integration Summit is happening in Saskatoon on May 9 and 10. Learn about the status of health system integration in primary health care across the country, the successes so far and the challenges that need to be addressed in the coming years.

Summit Goals

SPOR PIHCI Health System Integration Summit aims to:

  • Build a common understanding of integrated primary health care delivery models used in Canada.
  • Explore issues in primary health care delivery, linking research to practice and including successes and challenges; and
  • Strengthen the community of patient and professional health care leaders, researchers and policy analysts in the area of integrated primary care.

Registration is free but your spot must be reserved by April 18.

More details here: https://www.healthsystemintegrationsummit.ca/ 

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research.  Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout.  Everyone is welcome!

When: April 3, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Where: Room 315, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax

For remote attendance options please email bricns@dal.ca.

Logan Lawrence will present “Developing a tool for assessing policy capacity: A case study of nurse practitioners in primary care in Nova Scotia.”

Rachel Ollivier will present “Exploring Postpartum Sexual Health in Nova Scotia Using Feminist Poststructuralism.”

About the speakers

Logan Lawrence is a PhD candidate in Dalhousie’s PhD Health program. His doctoral research involves testing and adapting a framework for studying policy capacity in Nova Scotia’s health system. He has received financial support for his studies from the Killam Trust, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Maritime SPOR Support Unit, and Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship. He also currently holds a Health Systems Impact Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, which enables him to work with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and learn the craft of health policy-making. Logan’s enjoyment of understanding different facets of ideas extends outside of academia: reading and writing, cooking and eating, playing and listening to music, being active and making quiet. He holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie, and originally hails from Alberta.

Rachel Ollivier is a first-year PhD in Nursing student at Dalhousie University. She completed her BScN degree in 2016 at UBC Okanagan and has clinical experience in acute medicine and surgery, with a current position as a Registered Nurse on the Adult Surgical Unit (Women’s Health) at the IWK Health Centre. Rachel’s areas of research interest include global health, women’s health, and maternal health. She has previously completed nursing and research placements in Zambia and Tanzania.

 

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research.  Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout.  Everyone is welcome!

When: November 28, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Where: Room 313, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax

For remote attendance options please email bricns@dal.ca.

Noelle Ozog will present “Attitudes towards influenza vaccination during wait times in the emergency department.”

Ryley Urban will present “Reallocation Model for Rural Nova Scotian Primary Care Clinics, and impact on Access.”

About the speakers

Noelle Ozog graduated from Western University with a BHSc in 2012, followed by a compressed time frame BScN in 2014. She has spent her nursing career in the emergency department, and has worked in Ontario, BC and Nova Scotia. She currently working casually at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department while completing her MScN full time, under the supervision of Dr. Audrey Steenbeek. Her thesis is focused on exploring opportunities for influenza prevention presented by the interconnected nature of primary and emergency health care.

After completing a Bachelors of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering, Minor in Business Administration at University of Windsor, Ryley Urban has accepted the honour of pursuing a Masters of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University.  The Masters study has been fostering her academic passion: Health Care. Stating she “always thought she had the heart to be a nurse, but not the stomach” her current study is a channel for her to contribute to an aspect of society she finds critical, and invaluable.  Currently partnered with a rural Nova Scotian clinic, Ryley is studying current state, and working towards a Panel Reallocation model. This model is to be evaluated for impacts on Access, viewed in metrics of appointment wait time, as well as physician lifestyle, observed though elements such as overutilization and repetitive work.

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

When:  October 3, 2018 2:30 – 3:45 pm
Where:  Room 266, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax
Remote attendance will be available through Zoom.  Contact bricns@dal.ca for details.

Isaac Bai will present “Primary care prescribing patterns for patients on chronic and high dose opioid therapy: an observational study using electronic medical record data.”

About the speakers

Isaac Bai is a 3rd year pharmacy student at Dalhousie University. His interest is in evidence-based medicine and shared decision making in clinical practice. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Isaac also holds a BSc in biology from University of Prince Edward Island.

Please note that Brianna Richardson’s presentation “Parental Prevention of Newborn Pain: Exploring educational strategies for promoting parental involvement in infant procedural pain management” has been postponed.

All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.
For more information: bricns@dal.ca

Project Incubator

The next Project Incubator will be October 5 from 8 am – 12 pm.  Project Incubators are an opportunity to create new, collaborative research teams with the goal of creating a research question related to BRIC NS priorities and applying for research funding.  The last Incubator was in December 2017 and we’re pleased to report that several successful projects were developed there.  This next Incubator will begin this process again.  Researchers, policy makers, citizens, students and clinicians are all welcome.

Details:

October 5, 2018 from 8am – 12 pm
North Magazine, Halifax Citadel (Citadel Hill)
On-site parking is available

Topic areas to be announced soon.

Please contact bricns@dal.ca for more information.

BRIC NS Meet and Greet

Patients and community members are invited to join BRIC NS staff for an opportunity to get to know each other and to learn about research projects actively looking for team members.

Please join us:

July 25 at 10:30 am at Coburg Coffee
6085 Coburg Rd., Halifax

OR

July 26 at 7:00 pm at Humani-T
1451 South Park St., Halifax

Coffee is on us!

If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, please contact bricns@dal.ca.

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

Recipients and supervisors
Recipients of the 2017 BRIC NS Research Award and their supervisors

You are invited to a special presentation about primary and integrated health care research being conducted by the recipients of the 2017 BRIC NS Student Research Award.

When:  July 4, 2018 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Where:  Room 264, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax
Remote attendance will be available through Zoom.  Contact bricns@dal.ca for details.

This seminar will cover two topics.  Jad Sinno will present “Mental Health in the HRM: Treatment preferences and experiences of adults living with anxiety, depression, or psychological distress in the Halifax Regional Municipality.” Alysia Robinson will present “Community Variation in Hospital Length of Stay: An Indicator of Community Care Integration.”

About the speakers

Jad Sinno is a Lebanese-Canadian, who was born in Kuwait and immigrated to Halifax in 2004. He graduated from Dalhousie University in 2016 with a BSc Combined Honours in Neuroscience and Statistics with a Minor in Philosophy. Jad is currently a Master’s of Psychiatry Research Candidate with a focus in trans-cultural psychiatry under the supervision of Dr. Amy Bombay. He is hoping to explore the treatment preferences and experiences of various ethno-racial groups in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Jad has deferred offers to attend Law School at the University of Toronto where he hopes to pursue a career in legal academia. In his spare time, Jad enjoys swimming and biking, as well as traveling whenever an opportunity presents itself.

Alysia Robinson is a second year Master’s student in the department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. She also holds an Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences, French Immersion, from the University of Ottawa. Her interests are in health services research and primary health care. These interests align with her thesis project that is being supervised by Dr. George Kephart and Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell. Outside of research, Alysia enjoys playing soccer, reading, and hiking.

All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.
For more information: bricns@dal.ca