Learning Series

CPCRN Learning Series 2024

Welcome to the Canadian Primary Care Research Network 2024 Learning Series.

This year we have three exciting learning series planned.

New session details and links will be added as we finalize details.

Learning Series 1: Creating Shared Solutions to Common Problems in Practice Based Research and Learning Networks

While more than one-third of all healthcare visits are made to primary care, much of the evidence primary care depends upon is derived from research based in subspecialty care, hospital settings or single-disease cohorts. Primary care practice based research and learning networks (PBRLNs), where research is conducted in the community, has famously turned our understanding of disease and treatment on its head; important knowledge from this research has been generated regarding brown recluse bites, depression, upper respiratory infections, heart failure, unstable angina, and radiologic examinations of headaches, among many other topics, by studying the epidemiology of symptoms, conditions, and treatments in the settings where illness often first presents. Indeed, PBRLNs has its roots in community-based participatory research. Many PBRLNs include active engagement of community members and patients in the design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of their research. This Learning Series seeks to create shared solutions to common problems such as recruitment, privacy and confidentiality, data governance, data quality/fitness for purpose and how their outcomes can be used to learn from.

Session 1: January 23, 2024 | Learning Health Systems: Readiness Tool

Session 2: January 30, 2024 | Practice Based Research and Learning: Lessons Learned about Engagement from the PaRIS OECD Project

Session 3: February 27, 2024 | The Role of Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning Networks in Pragmatic Clinical Trials: Improving Patient and Community Health through Enhancing Primary Care Science

Session 4: March 26, 2024 | Essential Learning Health System Structures in Primary Care: What Are They and How Did You Implement Them?

Session 5: April 23, 2024 | 12 – 1pm ET | Evolving Practiced-Based Research and Learning Networks (PBRLNs) into Learning Health Systems Through Co-Design with All Stakeholders

Learning Series 2: Promising Policies for Advancing Access to Primary Care

3 sessions: May 28, June 25, and October 1, 2024

Canada is facing a primary care access crisis across all provinces and territories. Survey data suggest that 1 in 5 people living in Canada do not have access to a regular source of primary care and members of the public identify accessibility as a challenge across jurisdictions. Policymakers across the country have taken various approaches to connect people to needed primary care, to support patients in navigating primary care services, and to meet the immediate needs of unattached patients waiting for a regular place of care. This learning series will bring together researchers and policymakers from multiple jurisdictions to learn from research evidence alongside cross-jurisdictional policy experience, with the goal of identifying promising strategies and addressing shared challenges in advancing access to primary care in Canada.

Session 1: May 28, 2024 | 12 – 1 pm ET | Workforce strategies needed to advance access to primary care

Session 2: June 25, 2024 | 12 – 1 pm ET | Connecting Patients to Primary Care

Learning Series 3: Integration of Care

2 sessions: October 22 and November 26, 2024

Integration of care remains elusive for many. Yet, growing evidence suggests high-functioning primary health care teams are associated with a low level of provider burnout, improved professional satisfaction, and an ability to effectively distribute tasks and focus clinician’s time on patient’s more complex and personal needs. Patients who experience more integrated care are more likely to receive chronic disease prevention and health promotion and have better pain control and medication adherence. This learning series explores different methods for examining integration of care and innovations in delivering better integrated care.

Past Learning Series

CPCRN Learning Series 2023

Watch the session recordings on YouTube!

    • Session 1: February 28, 2023 | The Canadian Primary Care Research Network: what do we do & how do we want to do it? | Watch the recording or view the slides
    • Session 2: March 28, 2023 | Readiness for the implementation of a learning health system | Watch the recording or view the slides
    • Session 3: May 2, 2023 | Meaningful equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts in the CPCRN Network | Watch the recording or view the slides
    • Session 4: June 20, 2023 | Assessing the Scalability of the ACHRU Community Partnership Program: An Intervention for Older Adults with Diabetes and Multiple Chronic Conditions | Watch the recording or view the slides
    • Session 5: November 28, 2023 | Indigenous Health Data Governance Toolkit | Watch the recording, view the slides, or read the Toolkit

PIHCI Network Learning Series 2020-2022

The PIHCI Network Coordinating Office presented a series of online seminars hosted by provincial and territorial PIHCI Networks acting as hosts. The format included an expert presentation, followed by a panel discussion (including at least one patient partner), and an open Q&A. A report with evaluation results from the Learning Series events is available here.

    • Session 1: October 27, 2020 | Supporting an Innovation Platform for Indigenous Primary Health Care in Alberta: The Indigenous Primary Health Care and Policy Research Network | Watch the recording
    • Session 2: January 26, 2021 | Frailty and Older Adults Primary Health Care in Canada | Watch the recording
    • Session 3: February 23, 2021 | Integrated Care in Canada | Watch the recording or view associated documentation: BC Rural & First Nations Health and Wellness Summit Summary Report (Shared by Nelly Oelke)
    • Session 4: March 23, 2021 | End of Life in Primary Care | Watch the recording
    • Session 5: April 27, 2021 | PREMs & PROMs in Primary Health Care | Watch the recording
    • Session 6: June 22, 2021 | Innovators. Leaders. Influencers. PIHCIN Patient Advisory Council’s Perspectives on Engagement and Research Priorities | Watch the recording
    • Session 7: July 27, 2021 | Long Haul COVID-19 & Primary Care: Research Priority Setting. | Watch the recording or view the slides
    • Special Session: March 22, 2022 | Implementing Case Management in Primary Care: Findings and reflections from a multi-province SPOR Study | Watch the recording or view the slides

PIHCI Network 2020 Summer Learning Series

The PIHCI Network Coordinating Office launched the first PIHCIN Summer Learning Series during the summer of 2020. Seven different sessions were given, each hosted by a different provincial or territorial PICHI Network. The format included an expert presentation, followed by a panel discussion (including at least one patient partner) with open Q&A. Topics ranged from the current state of primary care research to early COVID-19 research results.

    • Session 1: The State of Art for Primary Care Research, was hosted by the Saskatchewan PIHCI network | Watch the recording. View the slides.
    • Session 2: Preparing for the Post-COVID World Using Primary Care Data, was hosted by the Nova Scotia network | Watch the recording.
    • Session 3: Making the Invisible Visible: The Power of Patient and Community Partnerships, was hosted by the PIHCIN Patient Advisory Council | Watch the recording. View the slides.
    • Session 4: Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Surveys: Clinician and Patient Experiences in the Pandemic, was hosted by the BC network | Watch the recording. View the slides.
    • Session 5: BETTER Prevention and Screening for Chronic Disease: Outcomes and Dissemination of a Novel Program in Primary Care, was hosted by the the Newfoundland & Labrador network | Watch the recording. View the slides.
    • Session 6: Big Data in Primary Care, was hosted by the the Alberta network. Watch the recording. View the slides.
    • Session 7: The Impact of COVID-19 on Primary Care: Research and Practice Innovations in Quebec, was hosted by the the Quebec network | Watch the recording. View the slides.