Primary Healthcare Research Day

Registration is now open for Primary Healthcare Research Day 2017!

Primary Healthcare Research Day, now in its fourth year, is an opportunity for learners, decision-makers, citizens, and researchers from a variety of disciplines to come together and celebrate primary healthcare research happening across the province.  Research Day is presented by Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care (CoR-PHC).  The day is focused on the role that research has in improving primary healthcare service and delivery.

BRIC NS is pleased to offer and award for best student poster given at Primary Healthcare Research Day.

Continue reading

Upcoming funding opportunities

The following funding opportunities will be launched by CIHR in 2017. These opportunities are specifically available to members of Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Networks across the country.  Each project must involve at least one other PIHCI Network and must have 1:1 matching funds.

Funding Opportunity Description Total Budget Funding Opportunity Launch Deadline
Knowledge Synthesis Grants

View 2016 Funding Opportunity

To support teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice. $50,000 for 1 year Anticipated Spring 2017 Anticipated Early Fall 2017
Comparative Program and Policy Grants

View 2016 Funding Opportunity

To support teams who wish to engage in evidence-based policy-making by analyzing and comparing various provincial policies to produce relevant, compelling research that can be used to influence policy decisions. $125,000/ year for 2 years Anticipated Spring 2017 Anticipated Early Fall 2017
Multi-year Large Grants

Open now

To support larger cross-jurisdictional research projects based on the medium and long term priorities identified by the member networks. $500,000/year for 4 years Winter 2017 Network LOI: August 11, 2017

CIHR LOI: September 26, 2017

Full application: November 28, 2017

Call for posters

Primary Health Care Research Day – Virtual Poster Session

Like most other in-person events, Primary Health Care Research Day (originally scheduled for June 23, 2020) was cancelled to combat the spread of Covid-19.  Since 2014, Primary Health Care Research Day has provided an important opportunity for knowledge sharing within the primary health care community in Nova Scotia and across Atlantic Canada.  BRIC NS remains committed to supporting primary and integrated health care research across Nova Scotia and is excited to announce that we will be hosting a virtual poster session to promote knowledge translation.

Date: October 29, 2020*

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am ADT

(*depending on the volume of posters received, a second session may be scheduled)

Presenters will have 5 minutes to share their posters, with 3 minutes for questions.  Posters may be about completed or in-progress research or quality assurance projects.  We invite posters from patients, community members, students, medical residents, health care providers, researchers, and knowledge users.  Existing posters may be reused, with the condition that a statement(s) of how the work addresses primary health care is added.

Submission

Full abstracts are not required but the following information must be submitted:

  • a description of your topic (max. 300 words)
  • your topic’s relevance to primary health care (max. 50 words)
  • if applicable, how patient engagement was included in the work (max 50 words). 

The information above should be sent to phcrd@dal.ca no later than 11:59 pm ADT on September 30. These submissions will be reviewed to ensure relevance to the primary health care research community.

Questions may be sent to phcrd@dal.ca.

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series – September 2020

The recorded session is available here: https://bricns.com/resources/.

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! For more information, contact: bricns@dal.ca

This month’s seminar features speakers from the Grant Lab at Mount Saint Vincent University and is a special presentation on Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment in Pregnant Women: Examples of Dietetic Research at the IWK.

When: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 12:30-1:45pm ADT
Where: N/A – This session will take place remotely only
Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HCW-FIW-QUacKvpLRNSpNg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


The seminar will cover two topics:

Julianne Leblanc will present “The Effect of a Home-Based Glycaemic Index Education intervention on Dietary Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic Control in Nova Scotian Women living with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Intervention Evaluation from the Patients’ Perspective”


Amy Mireault 
will present “Examining the Implementation of the Institute of Medicine Weight Gain Guidelines in Women Living with Obesity”

About the Speakers:

Julianne Leblanc is a second year MSc candidate at Mount Saint Vincent University in the Applied Human Nutrition department. She is a French Canadian with a background working on the floor as a dietetic technician and administrative work in Health Records. She developed a keen interest in the area of perinatal care and diabetes from her work in the Grant lab with her supervisor, Dr. Shannan Grant. Her thesis research is with the Maternal Newborn Program at the IWK Health Centre. She is using integrative knowledge translation in home-based education to evaluate Glycaemic Index utility in Gestational Diabetes. This work is part of a continuum to larger initiative integrated knowledge translation strategy aimed at improving and increasing Glycaemic Index utility in Medical Nutrition Therapy among clinicians across Canada. Julianne will begin her dietetic internship when this project nears completion and she aspires to become a dietitian and work with the dynamic clinical dietetic research in healthcare.

Amy Mireault received her BAS in Psychology and Nutrition from the University of Guelph in Ontario and her BScAHN in Dietetics from Mount Saint Vincent University, completing the IEP program. She is a current second year MSc Student at MSVU, Dietetic Candidate and research assistant through MSVU and Dalhousie University. She is also a trainee member of Translating evidence to enhance maternal newborn outcomes – obesity; a CIHR funded community of practice based at IWK. Her general research interests include health psychology, chronic disease care including obesity, women health and knowledge synthesis. Amy’s future aspirations include continuing in research and contributing to the improvement of current care practices and advocating for more person-centered care.

Primary Health Care Learning Series

Call for presenters! 

BRIC NS is excited to announce the Primary Health Care Learning Series.  The seminar series is intended to provide the primary and integrated health care community the opportunity to present completed or in-progress research and quality assurance projects.  It is open to presenters from any background, including clinicians, researchers, patient partners, and decision/policy makers.

Each seminar will consist of two 20-minute presentations, with a question period at the end.  The series will run every other month, from October 2020 to August 2021.  Presentations may be grouped thematically; if you would like to present during the same session as someone else indicate this when notifying BRIC NS of your interest.  All seminars will be virtual.

If you are interested, please email bricns@dal.ca with a short description of your topic, its relevance to primary health care, and (if applicable) how patient engagement was included in the work.

Please note the tentative dates for these presentations. Information about individual presentations will be sent when presenters are confirmed. All presentations are scheduled for 12:30-1:45 AT

  • October 21, 2020
  • December 9, 2020
  • February 17, 2021
  • April 21, 2021
  • June 16, 2021
  • August 18, 2021

Meet the winners of the 2020 BRIC NS Student Research Award

BRIC NS is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Student Research Award.  The award provides financial support to graduate students undertaking a health-related research project that addresses BRIC NS priorities.  Winning applications demonstrate their relevance to, and potential impact on, primary health care.  Reviewers also assess patient engagement and knowledge translation plans, feasibility, and overall quality.

This year’s recipients will be recognized at a virtual awards ceremony. Winners will present during the 2020-21 Student Seminar Series.

Student Research Award winners for 2020 are:

 

Cassidy Bradley (Master of Science, Epidemiology and Applied Health Research)

Evaluation of the Association Between Social Well Being and Physical Function in a Population Based Sample of Prostate Cancer Survivors

Emma Stirling Cameron (Master of Arts, Health Promotion)

Understanding Access to Postnatal Healthcare for Syrian Refugee Women in Nova Scotia: Barriers, Facilitators, and a Need for Services

Justine Dol (PhD, Health)

Essential Coaching for Every Mother during COVID-19: A remote text message based postnatal education program for first time mothers

Julia Kontak (PhD, Health)

Opportunities with a capital ‘O’: Understanding the impact of the school environment on children’s health behaviours

Note: Funding deferred until September 2021

Anders Lenskjold (Master of Health Informatics)

Tracing the Patterns of Potentially Inappropriate Clinical Actions in Primary Care

The BRIC NS Student Research Award is just one of the ways that BRIC NS is working to build capacity in primary and integrated health care research.  Other capacity building activities include:

  • Yearly financial support for one graduate student to participate in TUTOR-PHC, a one-year certificate program in primary health care research skills and interdisciplinary theory and processes.
  • The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series, an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research. These popular seminars are attended by researchers, members of the public, decision-makers and others.  Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout.
  • Encouraging learners to attend our Project Incubators, 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. 
  • Connecting learners with other BRIC NS members working in their area of interest.

Thank you to all who applied and congratulations to our winners!