The Upstream Lab at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, ON is conducting a virtual study to understand what patients, providers, and health system leaders think about the use of AI technology in primary health care settings. Participants will identify priority areas for research and development in this area through four progressive rounds of dialogue with other primary care stakeholders.

We are inviting primary care providers currently practicing in any Canadian primary health care setting to participate. Knowledge of AI is not required. There are no restrictions by practice location or health profession; we welcome the participation of both physician and non-physician primary care providers.

By agreeing to participate in this study, you will be asked to:

  1. attend at least one 90-minute virtual group discussion session, called a dialogue. Dialogues will be hosted on a weekday in September and October; multiple times are available. All participants are welcome to participate in up to three sessions.
  2. complete a 30-minute online informational module.
  3. complete a short survey at the end of each session about your experience.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. Your decision to participate, not participate, or withdraw from the study will not affect your employment. Information collected for this study will be used for research purposes only and will be kept confidential unless required by law.

If you are interested in participating in this study or learning more, please contact Tara Upshaw, the coordinator for this study, at (416) 864-6060 (ex. 77468), or send an email to

More details: Download study poster