Preliminary Program

Please note that times are approximate and the schedule, speakers, and topics are subject to change.

Day 1: Thursday, March 9

9:00 am | Pre-conference workshops

Workshop 1: Patient Engagement [This workshop is full]

This pre-conference event aims to support broader patient engagement in primary care research, by bringing together patients, clinicians, and researchers to discuss research ideas and priorities. Interested participants are invited to contact Melody Monro for more information.

Workshop 2: Tools for Primary Health Care Reform [This workshop is full]

This pre-conference event aims to identify policy and practice tools for scaling and spreading primary health care reform.
1:00 pm | Welcome

Sabrina Wong, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Roberta Price, Coast Salish Elder

1:15 pm | Keynote | Addressing the quadruple aim: Using the building blocks of primary care

Kevin Grumbach, University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital

2:00 pm | Panel | Rethinking the way we do business: Template for the future

Rebecca Etz, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Rick Glazier, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Tracy Wasylak, Alberta Strategic Clinical Networks

3:00 pm | Refreshment break
3:30 pm | Structured audience-speaker dialogue
4:00 pm | Poster session and networking reception

Day 2: Friday, March 10

8:00 am | Breakfast
9:00 am | Welcome

Robyn Tamblyn, CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research

9:15 am | Panel | Data driven improvement using computer based technology

Rick Birtwhistle, Queen’s University Centre for Studies in Primary Care
Fred Burge, Dalhousie University Department of Family Medicine
Scott Garrison, University of Alberta

10:30 am | Refreshment break
11:00 am | Concurrent sessions

Session 1: Access, quality, and cost
Session 2: Interprofessional practice, integration, and coordination
Session 3: Performance measurement and innovations in practice

12:00 pm | Networking lunch
1:15 pm | Panel | What is needed to scale up innovations in primary health care across Canada

Jeannie Haggerty, McGill University Department of Family Medicine
Stephen Samis, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
Stephen Peckham, Kent University (UK) Centre for Health Services Studies

2:30 pm | Refreshment break and poster session
3:30 pm | Keynote | Looking into the crystal ball: Improving the quality of primary care, accountability to patients

Joshua Tepper, Health Quality Ontario

4:30 pm | Closing remarks

Kim McGrail, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research