Date and Time

23 Apr 2024, 12-1 PM ET, Zoom


  • Onil Bhattacharyya, MD, PhD, Director, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care; Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research, WCH; Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • Ayat Salman, PhD, Operations Director of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) at Queens University; Chair of the ISO 276 in Biobanking and Biotechnology
  • Brenda Andreas, Co-Chair, CPCRN Patient Council; Patient Partner; Research Collaborator

Practice-Based Research and Learning Networks (PBRLNs) are designed to bridge the gap between clinical practice, research and improvement by conducting studies that directly address real-world issues encountered in primary care. The growth and sustainability of PBRLNs is a perennial challenge. Generating research evidence and meaningful data that leads to improvement for primary care and the patients could demonstrate value to health systems and enable greater spread and scale. Sharing solutions to enable PBRLNs to mature across a range of dimensions related to data systems, trial coordination and quality improvement could create research that is relevant to primary care providers and system stakeholders. By taking a learning health system approach to the PBRLNs we can continually improve and ensure that each of us are working to our full potential. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify essential components needed for growth of a PBRLN
  2. Describe a PBRLN maturity matrix framework that defines core capabilities for a learning health system
  3. Discuss the importance of building sustainable engagement practices

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