Program


Preliminary Program

Pre-conference: Wednesday, March 7

10:00 am | Pre-conference workshop: Using an Upstream Approach to Frailty in Seniors

Details. There is an additional cost associated with this workshop.


Day 1: Thursday, March 8

8:00 am | Registration and breakfast
8:45 am | Welcome remarks

Speaker: Heather Davidson, BC Ministry of Health
Speaker: Sabrina Wong, CHSPR
Indigenous welcome and blessing: Roberta Price, Coast Salish Elder, Snuneymuxw and Cowichan First Nations

Speaker: Kim McGrail, Conference co-chair, CHSPR

9:20 am | Opening keynote | Envisioning the learning health system

What defines learning health systems, and what benefits can they offer?
Chair: Kim McGrail, CHSPR
Speaker: Charles Friedman, University of Michigan Medical School

10:00 am | Audience Q&A

10:15 am | Refreshment break
10:45 am | Panel I | A New Hope: Building blocks for a BC learning health system

Where are existing learning health systems or components of such systems in BC? How can we build on these and other successes?
Chair: Robyn Tamblyn, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
Speaker: Jim Christenson, BC Emergency Medicine Network
Speaker: Doris Barwich, BC Centre for Palliative Care
Speaker: Lillian Parsons, Providence Health Care

11:30 am | Breakout | Clones and Fractals: Your turn to identify other building blocks

Tables will work individually and together to identify examples of precursors and starting points for our own learning health system, to enrich our understanding of where we are in BC and the rest of the Canada about what we have and what we still need in order to move forward.
There will be a facilitator at each table.

12:00 pm | Return of the Jedi: Q&A with morning speakers

What have we heard? Where are we now?

12:30 pm | Lunch
1:30 pm | Concurrent sessions

Session I: Conceptual frameworks for learning health systems
Session II: The learning cycle
Session III: Community and culture in learning health systems

2:30 pm | Refreshment break
3:00 pm | Panel II | Galaxies not so far away: Perspectives from outside BC

Where are existing learning health systems or components of those systems outside BC? What have they achieved?
What can they teach us about the best approach in BC?

Chair: Bev Holmes, Michael smith Foundation for Health Research
Speaker: David Ford, Swansea University, Wales
Speaker: Walter Wodchis, University of Toronto
Speaker: Jean-François Ethier, Université de Sherbrooke

4:00 pm | Audience Q&A
4:30 pm | Questions to ponder

Speaker: Steven Lewis, Access Consulting
Speaker: Kim McGrail, CHSPR

4:45 pm | Interactive poster session and reception

Day 2: Friday, March 9

8:00 am | Breakfast
8:45 am | Reflections on Day 1

Speaker: Steven Lewis, Access Consulting
Speaker: Kim McGrail, CHSPR
Speaker: Charlyn Black, CHSPR
Speaker: Charles Friedman, University of Michigan Medical School
Tom Noseworthy, University of Calgary

9:20 am | Keynote | Blurring the lines between research and practice: Ethical and other implications

How do we accelerate learning without causing harm?
Chair: Charlyn Black, CHSPR
Speaker: Nancy Kass, Johns Hopkins University

10:00 am | Audience Q&A
10:15 am | Refreshment break
10:45 am | Final keynote | What do we need to change in order to get us there?

What are the keys to change at the individual, practice, and system levels? How do we make the changes needed?
Chair: Marc Pelletier, Institute for Health Systems Transformation and Sustainability
Speaker: Lucy Savitz, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

11:25 am | Awakening the system: What have we learned?

Speaker: Nancy Kass, Johns Hopkins University
Speaker: Lucy Savitz, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

12:00 pm | Closing remarks

Speaker: Steven Lewis, Access Consulting
Speaker: Kim McGrail, CHSPR

1:00 pm | Post-conference workshop: The Evolving Ethics of Research with Indigenous People in Canada

Details. There is an additional cost associated with this workshop.