Dr. Fred Burge awarded lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to BRIC NS Research Lead and Nominated Principal Applicant Dr. Fred Burge, the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Charles and Mrs. Jean Gass Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Burge has received this award in recognition of his immense contribution to primary care research and dedication to life long learning. His passion for providing dignified palliative care to his patients is the foundation upon which he has built his career.

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MSSU Travel Award

The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit is offering a travel award for to up to 3 people to attend the KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto (June 13-14) and an End of Grant KT Workshop in Toronto (June 15).  The award will cover all costs associated with meeting registration, travel and accommodation.

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Knowledge Synthesis Grants

The specific objective of this funding opportunity is to support cross-jurisdictional teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses or scoping reviews relevant to the priorities of the pan-Canadian Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice across multiple jurisdictions.

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Introducing: BRIC NS

We are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, NS-PIHCI will be known as BRIC NS.  Our new name, Building Research for Integrated Primary Healthcare, reflects our commitment to building a strong foundation for primary and integrated healthcare research in Nova Scotia.  We will continue to identify, support and scale up innovative approaches to primary and integrated healthcare – the building blocks for better patient and health system outcomes.

We are excited to move forward as BRIC NS and look forward to creating new partnerships and strengthening our existing ones.

Members in the news: Benchmarks for end-of-life care

Congratulations to NS-PIHCI members Fred Burge and Beverley Lawson, part of the research team looking at Canadian benchmarks for quality of end-of-life care in cancer – named one of the Canadian Cancer Society’s top 10 research stories of 2015. Led by Dr. Lisa Barbera, this multi-province research project looked at provincial variation in health care services for those at the end of life. Benchmarks and quality indicators were established to help evaluate services.

Read the article in the May 2015 issue of the Journal of Oncology Practice.