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Research Seminars

Every month, a research seminar is held at lunch hour where we feature visiting researchers from other universities or departments and showcase the work of our own researchers.  The seminars are attended by our graduate students and researchers and are open to the whole McGill community.  They address a wide range of research methods and topics relevant to primary health care, and provide opportunity for interaction and exchange with the speakers.  The seminars are jointly hosted by Graduate Studies and Participatory Research at McGill (PRaM)



Thursday January 29, 2015 - Dr. Roland Grad and Dr. Pierre Pluye, Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. “The ‘99 Week’ study: An intervention to improve scores on the Certification Examination in Family Medicine."

Thursday January 15, 2015 - Dr. Christina Zarowsky, is Director of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the School of Public Health, Université de Montréal, and a researcher with the Global Health research axis at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre. "'What's HIV Got To Do With It?' Migrant Perspectives On Survival, Stigma And HIV In South Africa."

Thursday December 11, 2014 - Dr. Christine Thoër, PhD, Department of Social and Public Communication Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). "Use of the Internet for seeking health information and impact on the relationship with primary care clinicians."

Thursday October 16, 2014 - Dr. Paula L. Bush, PhD, postdoctoral fellow with the department of Family Medicine at McGill University. "Improving health organization practices through participatory research – Is it worth it? A Participatory Systematic Mixed Studies Review."

Thursday September 18, 2014 - Dr. Anne Mac Farlane, MA, PhD, Professor of Primary Healthcare Research, Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), University of Limerick, Ireland. Supporting communication in cross-cultural primary care consultations: Combining Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) research with Normalization Process Theory (NPT).

Thursday September 4, 2014 - Dr. Howard Bergman, MD, FCFP, FRCPC, FCAHS, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine, and Oncology, and the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University. "Family Medicine at McGill: An academic discipline whose time hase come."

Thursday June 6, 2014 - Dr. Mark Clarfield, Co-Director of the collaborative Ben-Gurion University-Columbia University Medical School for International Health (MSIH) and Sidonie Hecht Chair of Geriatrics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Heath Sciences. "Secrets for getting published."

Thursday May 1, 2014 - Dr. Germán Zuluaga, MD, epidemiologist, and Director of the Center for Intercultural Health Studies, Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Columbia"Intercultural Health Research" *Note that this talk will be in Spanish*

Thursday April 10, 2014 - Dr. Neil Andersson, Professor of Family Medicine and Executive Director of the newly amalgamated CIET and Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM). "Smarter primary health care? Research results and research itself in family medicine practice and policy."

Thursday March 27, 2014 - Dr. Enrique Garcia Bengoechea, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University,  Soultana Macridis, MSc., PhD (candidate), Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University,  Jon Salsberg, PhD (candidate), PRAM Associate Director & Research Manager – Family Medicine, McGill University, Judi Jacobs, Office Manager, Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project, Kahnawake Mohawk Territory,  Morrison King, Intervention Team Member, Kahnawake Schools diabetes Prevention Project, Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. "Community-Researcher Collaborationfor Health Promotion Policy and Programming: Examples from theKahnawake SchoolsDiabetes Prevention Project."

Monday March 17, 2014 - Dr. Georges Potworowski, PhD. Assistant Professor, Health Policy, Management, & Behavior. University at Albany – SUNY. "Uncovering the Hidden Aspects of Change Implementation in Primary Care."

Thursday February 27, 2014 - Dr. Ian Graham, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. "CIHR’s KT Funding Program: How well is it working? Findings from a CIHR evaluation."

Thursday February 20, 2014 - Dr. Marie-Claude Tremblay, PhD, Public Health, Université de Montréal. "Reflexivity: a tool to learn from experience and to question practices in health and health research."

Thursday January 16, 2014 - Dr. Jeannie Haggerty, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University. "Portrait of a primary care waiting room over time: Implications for practice redesign."



Thursday December 5, 2013 - Ola M. Haïdar, MSc, PhD (c) Public Health, Université de Montréal. "The influence of vulnerabilities on the experience of primary health care services."

Thursday November 7, 2013 - Dr. Felicity Goodyear-Smith, MB CHB, MGP, Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand. "eCHAT: Screening & Intervening for Mental Health & Lifestyle Issues."

Thursday October 17, 2013 - Dr. Fred Paccaud, MD MSc., Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Lausanne Head, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital Center, Lausanne, Switzerland. "Public health genomics: Anything new?"

Thursday September 26, 2013 - Dr. Bernard Burnand, MD, MPH, Professor and Chief Physician, Health Care Evaluation Unit, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP) Lausanne, Switzerland. "General practitioners can evaluate the material, social and health dimensions of patient’s social status."

Thursday September 5, 2013 - Dr. Gillian Bartlett, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University. "Research Training in Family Medicine: Who, What, Where and Why."

Wednesday July 17, 2013 - Dr. Karen Willis, PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. "Choosing health care: Towards understanding how Australians navigate the public/private health care maze."

Tuesday May 7, 2013 - Dr. Darquise Lafrenière, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Université de Montréal. "Ethics of Knowledge Translation : One Step Forward."

Tuesday March 26, 2013 - Dr. Neil Andersson, MD, PhD, MPhil, MFPH, Executive Director of CIETcanada; University of Ottawa. "Community-led trials: A next step for community-based participatory research and randomized controlled trials?"

Wednesday March 13, 2013 - Cristina Longo, MSc, PhD (c), Project Manager for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR). "Facilitators and Barriers to Carrying out a Large Interdisciplinary Community-Based Participatory Research Project in a Living Lab Context."

Wednesday February 13, 2013 - Dr. Ian Graham, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa; Senior Scientist at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; and past Vice President of Knowledge Translation at CIHR. "Knowledge Translation: Where are we? And where do we go from here?"

Monday January 14, 2013 - Dr. Howard Bergman, MD, FCFP, FRCPC, Chair Department of Family Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, Oncology and Medicine. The Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University. "The Quebec Alzheimer Plan: The Never-Ending Cycle from Practice to Research to Policy and Back."



Friday December 7, 2012 - Mark Clarfield MD, Professor, Ben-Guiron University and Adjunct Professor, McGill University "Squaring of the curve: true or false?: Will our children in their old age be healthier than we will be in our later years?"

Tuesday November 6, 2012 - Mark Yaffe, BSc, MDCM, MClSc, Professor, Department of Family Medicine at McGill University and St. Mary’s Hospital Center. "Foundations of Family Medicine: Everyone wants a family doctor, but what is family medicine?"

Tuesday October 2, 2012 - Richard Riopelle MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery. "Health Transformation: The Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Mobilization Network and the role of Participatory Action Research."

Tuesday September 11, 2012 - Dr. David Levine, President and CEO of DL Consulting. "Primary Health Care Reform in Quebec."

Wednesday May 23, 2012 - Dr. Christine Loignon, PhD. Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Sherbrooke-Longueuil Campus. "Solutions for tackling unmet needs of vulnerable people in primary care: echoes from the “field”."

Wednesday April 18, 2012 - Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, MD, MSc, FCMF, Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Montreal. "Characteristics of Primary Care Settings That Succeed in Achieving High Quality of Care of Chronic and Acute Conditions."

Wednesday February 15, 2012 - Dr. Jeannie Haggerty, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University. "Rural-Urban Issues in Measuring First-Contact Accessibility to Healthcare."

Wednesday January 12, 2012 - Dr. Roland Grad, MD, CM, MSc FCFP, Associate Professor Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University and Dr. Pierre Pluye, MD, PhD, Associate Professor Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University. "Encouraging physicians to look for information every time they feel the need: The Number Needed to Benefit from Information (NNBI)."