Every month, a research seminar is held at the department, 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)
2019-2020: The Research Seminars will be given from 15:00 to 16:00 on Thursdays, followed by a social event
Thursday April 9, 2020 - To be announced
Thursday March 19, 2020 - To be announced
Thursday February 27, 2020 - To be announced
Thursday February 13, 2020 - To be announced
Thursday January 23, 2020 - To be announced
2019-2020: The Research Seminars will be given from 15:00 to 16:00 on Thursdays, followed by a social event
Thursday December 12, 2019 - To be announced
Thursday November 7, 2019 - To be announced
Thursday October 17, 2019 - To be announced
Thursday October 03, 2019 - To be announced
Thursday September 19, 2019 - To be announced
Wednesday April 3, 2019 - Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, MSc, PhD Candidate: " Data sharing in the post genomic era: A contemporary golden rule for bioethics?"
Wednesday March 20, 2019 - Pierre Pluye, MD, PhD; Reem ElSherif, PhD(c), MSc. MBBCh; Peter Nugus, MAHons, MEd, PhD; Tibor Schuster, PhD & Isabelle Vedel, Md, PhD: " Lost in Knowledge syntheses? A roadmap with decision aid and resources"
Wednesday February 20, 2019 - Satya Rashi Khare, MScN, MBA, PhD(c): " Trajectories of lung cancer patients in primary care: from first presentation to referral"
Wednesday February 6, 2019 - Tibor Schuster, PhD: " No causality in - No causality out: Utility and limits of machine learning in drug safety research
Wednesday January 23, 2019 - Geneviève Rail, PhD; " Health Interventions, Gender, At-Risk Bodies, and the Danger of Rescue Missions"
Thursday December 13, 2018 - Aliki Thomas, PhD, OT & Meredith Young, PhD. "Demystifying Scoping Reviews: Best Practices and Applications in Clinical Practice and Health Professions Education"
Thursday November 22, 2018 - Christina Zarowsky MD PhD & Loubna Belaid PhD, “Participation and Primary Health Care in Humanitarian Settings”
Thursday November 1, 2018 - Anne Marie Chomat MD PhD MPH, “Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care Research: Practical Applications and Challenges”
Thursday October 18, 2018 - Anne Marie Chomat MD PhD MPH, "Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care Research: Practical Applications and Challenges" *CANCELLED*
Thursday October 4, 2018 - Ivan Sarmiento, BSc MPH & Juan Pimentel MD MSc (Epidem), “Cultural Safety and Intercultural Dialogue in Family Medicine”
Thursday September 13, 2018 - Dr. Neil Andersson, "Big Participatory Research"
Thursday April 12, 2018 - Dr. Amalia Issa, "Think and Speak Genomic! How Precision Medicine and Big Data are Changing Decision Making in Healthcare."
Thursday March 15, 2018 - Dr. Marie-Pascale Pomey, de CoMPAS+, "The Quebec CoMPAS + program: improving primary care and health services in Quebec Le programme CoMPAS+ au Québec: au service de l'amélioration des soins et services de première ligne au Québec."
Thursday February 22, 2018 - Dr. Sathya Karunanthan, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa. "Living systematic reviews; a novel approach for reducing research waste and advancing the science of diabetes quality improvement interventions."
Thursday February 8, 2018 - Reem El Sherif, PhD Student, Dept of Family Medicine, McGill University. "What are the outcomes of using online consumer health information, and how can we prevent the pitfalls?"
Thursday January 18, 2018 - Dr. Howard Bergman, Chair, Dept of Family Medicine, McGill Univeristy. "Family Medicine: An academic and clinical discipline at the heart of Canadian Healthcare."
Thursday December 7, 2017 - Dr. Anne Cockcroft, PhD, Dept of Family Medicine. "Engaging men and young people in reproductive health - video-drama stimulated dialogue in northern Nigeria."
Thursday November 23, 2017 - Dr. Torsten Risør, MD, PhD, is a Danish family physician, living in Norway since 2010. Director of medical education in Northern Norway since 2012, and is also a part-time clinician. "How young doctors learn decision-making in the context of family medicine in Denmark."
Thursday October 19, 2017 - Dr. Anne Marie Chomat, MD, PhD, MPH, is a postdoctoral fellow in McGill Family Medicine (PRAM) and Research Fellow at CIET International in Guatemala. "Mayan women's participation in their own health care in Guatemala."
Thursday September 28, 2017 - Anna Dion, BSc in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Peace Studies from McMaster University, a MASc in Biomedical Engineering from Dalhousie University, an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate at McGill University in the Department of Family Medicine. "Marginalised women and their health care providers' views of published evidence on perinatal outcomes in Montreal and Ottawa."
Thursday September 7, 2017 - Alex McComber, leader in community based participatory research around diabetes prevention and health promotion with KSDPP, personal empowerment, community mobilization & decolonization. "Patient engagement in an indigenous context."
Thursday April 20, 2017 - Dr. Mylene Riva, Assistant Professor, jointly appointed at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and Department of Geography at McGill University. "Housing and well-being in Nunavut and Nunavik: Baseline results from a population health intervention project."
Thursday March, 16, 2017 - Dr. Emilie Robert, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Transcultural Research and Intervention Team (ERIT), and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). "Investigating interventions and phenomena with a realist lens: critical realism and realistic evaluation in action."
Thursday February 16, 2017 - Ms. Quan Nha Hong, PhD candidate in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. "Update and measurement properties of the mixed methods appraisal tool (MMAT): A Mixed Methods Study."
Thursday January 26, 2017 - Dr. Jon Salsberg, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Family Medicine. "Measuring and Influencing Community, Patient and Public Engagement through Social Network Analysis."
Thursday January, 12, 2017 - Dr. Steven Jordan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) at McGill University. "Doing PAR in Troubled Times."
Thursday December 15, 2016 - David Loutfi and Nadia O'Brien, PhD students in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. "HIV and women: prevention and care in southern Africa and Canada."
Thursday November 24, 2016 - Ms. Cristina Longo, PhD candidate in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. "Are Current Asthma Management Guidelines Effective for Children With Excess Weight?"
Thursday October 13, 2016 - Dr. Vivian Ramsden, Professor & the Director of the Research Division in the Department of Academic Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. "Authentic Engagement: Working with Sturgeon Lake First Nation."
Thursday September 22, 2016 - Dr. Neil Andersson (et al), Community Information and Epidemiological Technologies (CIET) is a group of non-profit foundations, charities, non-governmental organizations and institutes dedicated to building the community voice into planning. Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM) is researchers working in partnerships with those affected by issues being studied, or who use the results, for creating and translating knowledge for change in health policy. "Participatory research in adaptive management of primary health care."
Thursday September 8, 2016 - Dr. Tamara Carver, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University and the Scientific Director of the McGill Primary Health Care Research Network. "Online Learning in Family Medicine: Innovation in Education."
Thursday May 19, 2016 - Dr. Gillian Bartlett, PhD, Professor, and the Research and Graduate Program Director for the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. "Engaging Health Care Professionals: Introducing A Family History Communication Tool To Improve The Screening Programs targeting Woment At High Risk Of Breast Cancer."
Tuesday May 17, 2016 - Ms. Amanda Whittall, a third year health psychology PhD fellow at the Bremen International School of Social Sciences in Bremen, Germany. “The Role Of Acculturation Orientation, Perceptions, And The Doctor-Immigrant Patient Relationship On Immigrant Health.”
Thursday May 5, 2016 - Dr. Salvador Pertusa, M.D. Faculty of Medicine of the University of Alicante and Collaborator Professor of the Department of Medicine of the University Miguel Hernández of Alicante. "The Impact of a New Curriculum in Medicine: Insights From Spain."
Thursday April 21, 2016 - Ms. Casey Burkholder, PhD candidate, an instructor of pre-service teachers, and an arts-based researcher. "'What's a cellphilm?' Using everyday technologies to engage in participatory visual."
Thursday March 17, 2016 - Dr. Jon Salsberg, PhD, is a founding member of Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM) in the Department of Family Medicine. "Measuring and influencing stakeholder engagement for knowledge translation in health research."
Thursday February 18, 2016 - Dr. Justin Jagosh, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES) at the University of Liverpool. "Realist Synthesis for Primary Care Research: An overview."
Thursday January 28, 2016 - Dr. Amalia Issa, PhD, MPH, FCPP, is an internationally recognized scientist in the field of personalized genomic medicine, is currently Professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and the founding Director of the Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapeutics Center. "Making Personalized Medicine Work: Data, Data Everywhere, But What is a Family Doctor to Think?"
Thursday January 14, 2016 - Dr. Yves Bergevin, a family physician and specialist in public health, is an Advisor to UN agencies, The World Bank and to the Institut National de Santé Publique. "What will it take to end preventable maternal deaths within a generation?"
Thursday December 10, 2015 - Dr. Anne Cockcroft, MB BS MD FRCP FFOM, Associate Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, McGill University, is a clinician (respiratory/occupational medicine) and researcher. "Structural interventions to improve health: re-wiring choice architecture."
Wednesday November 25, 2015 - Dr. Carol Herbert, Professor Emerita of Family Medicine, Adjunct Research Professor in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education at UBC, former Dean at Schulich, Head of the UBC Department of Family Practice, founding Head of the Division of Behavioural Medicine, and a founder of the UBC Institute of Health Promotion Research. "The BC Clinical Care Management (CCM) Initiative as a Case Study in Large Scale Change."
Thursday November 19, 2015 - Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, M.D., CCMF, FCMF, M.Sc., est diplômée de l’Université Laval et Fellow du Collège des médecins de famille du Canada (CMFC). Elle est professeure au département de médecine de famille et de médecine d’urgence de l’Université de Montréal. "L'Unité de SOUTIEN à la recherche axée sur le patient (SRAP) du QUÉBEC: sa mission, ses défis."
Thursday October 15, 2015 - Dr. Nicholas Zwar, MBBS, MPH, PhD is Professor of General Practice, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia, and Director of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity. “Methodological & practical issues in conducting trials of health services interventions in family practice."
Thursday September 24, 2015 - Dr. Tibor Schuster, PhD, clinical epidemiology and biostatistics unit (CEBU) and the new Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre (MCTC). “Interpretation and translation of study results: limitations & potentials of confidence and prediction intervals.”
Thursday September 10, 2015 - Dr. Marjorie Tremblay, MD, and Me Pierre Deschamps, LLD. "Loi quebecoise des soins de fin de vie."
Thursday August 27, 2015 - Dr. Ora Paltiel MDCM, MSc, FRCPC, Director, International MPH Program, Director, Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, Dept of Hematology and School of Public Health. "The Israel National Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare Program (QICH): A model of population-based measures based on Electronic Medical Records."
Thursday June 18, 2015 - Dr. Peter Nugus, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Centre for Medical Education at McGill University. "Learning From Observation: Insight Into Organizational Power in Health Care Systems."
Thursday June 4, 2015 - Dr. Mark Roper, MD. Director of the Division of Primary Care at McGill University Health Centre, and the Chair of Medical Manpower and Organization of Service Committee, Montreal Regional Department of General Medicine. "A Shortage of Family Doctors in a Time of Plenty: Inaccurate Surrogates Indicators of Medical Manpower."
Thursday May 21, 2015 - Dr. Neil Andersson, MD. Professor of Family Medicine and Executive Director of CIET and Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM) "Extending Family Medicine Teaching to Africa: Active Learning around the World"
Thursday May 7, 2015 - Drs. Charo Rodriguez MD, PhD and Lennie Lalla MD. "Assessing an Undergraduate Medical Education Innovation: The First Year of the McGill Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience.”
Thursday April 16, 2015 - Dr. Antoine Biovin, MD, PhD, is assistant professor at the department of family medicine, Université de Montréal. "Key ingredients for effective patient partnership in health care improvement."
Thursday April 2, 2015 - Dr. Jessie McGowan, PhD Information Studies, University of Ottawa, Department of Medicine, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. "Using evidence in guidelines implementation."
Thursday March 19, 2015 - Dr. Vivian Ramsden, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, MCFP (Hon.), Professor & Director, Research Division, Department of Academic Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, West Winds Primary Health Centre. "Participatory Health Research: Community-Chosen Interventions."
Thursday February 19, 2015 - Dr. Neil Andersson, MD, PhD, MPhil, MFPH, Directeur exécutif de CIETcanada; Université McGill. "The women make it work: A theory of planned behaviour and intermediate outcomes of a cluster RCT of dengue prevention in Mexico."
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 Collaboration for 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 - Dr. 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 - Dr. 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 - Dr. 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)."