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CHI News 2016 April 26, 2016

Centre for Healthcare Innovation eUpdate

It's a new fiscal year and here's what we've done over the past few months. You can always get the most up-to-date information on CHI on our website http://chimb.ca/

 

In This Issue...

Dr. Ryan Zarychanski Selected for the First Lyonel G. Israels Professorship

Cancer Data Linkage in Manitoba: Expanding the Infrastructure for Research

CHI's Colleen Metge Receives Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT) Kris Schindel award

Dr. Zarychanski awarded 2015 CFPC Award for Blood Day for Primary Care Providers.

Follow us on LinkedIn for More Updates

Learn about All Things KT with our New Knowledge Translation Blog

Centre for Healthcare Innovation Opens Doors to New Office Space

Upcoming Events

Project Stories and Updates

Dr. Ryan Zarychanski Selected for the First Lyonel G. Israels Professorship

CHI's Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, Director of Knowledge Synthesis, was awarded the first Lyonel G. Israels Professorship in Hematology. This professorship will be dedicated to researching hematology, benefitting treatments against blood diseases such as leukemia, and enhancing the training of Manitoba’s medical students in the field of hematology.

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Cancer Data Linkage in Manitoba: Expanding the Infrastructure for Research

The recent addition of the Cancer Registry to the Population Health Research Data Repository housed at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba has opened the door to new opportunities for cancer research in Manitoba. This is demonstrated in a new study by MCHP.  

 

Each time Manitobans come into contact with the healthcare system, data is collected. CancerCare Manitoba has been collecting information from each new cancer patient in the province for decades. This includes the age, sex, type of cancer and treatment, and how advanced the patient’s cancer was when it was detected. These data are stored in the Manitoba Cancer Registry, which is one of the most complete cancer data collections in the world.

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CHI's Colleen Metge Receives Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT) Kris Schindel award

Colleen Metge, Director of the Evaluation Platform, CHI, received the 2015 CAPT Kris Schindel Award. The Kris Schindel Award recognizes CAPT members who have in some way contributed significantly to the betterment of the organization.

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Dr. Zarychanski awarded 2015 CFPC Award for Blood Day for Primary Care Providers.

Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, Director of Knowledge Synthesis, CHI was awarded the 2015 CFPC Continuing Professional Development Program Award for  Blood Day for Primary Care Providers. This national prize is bestowed upon an educational program that has provided an exceptional learning experience to practicing or practice-eligible CFPC members.

Congratulations to Dr. Zarychanski and his partners at UPCON at CancerCare Manitoba on being presented with this prestigious award.

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Follow us on LinkedIn for More Updates

CHI now has it's very own LinkedIn page! We will be updating this page with blog posts, career opportunities, project updates and key events and news. To follow our company page, click here.

Learn about All Things KT with our New Knowledge Translation Blog

The Knowledge Translation team at CHI has launched their new blog knowledgenudge.com. The team aims to inform their audience with new and best practice methods and approaches in KT. With our fantastic in-house knowledge and an incredible line up of guest bloggers, the KT blog creates a forum of discussion for all things knowledge translation, from synthesis, exchange and application to dissemination. For helpful tips and tricks on how to do KT right, follow the blog today!

Centre for Healthcare Innovation Opens Doors to New Office Space

On November 5, 2015, CHI opened the doors to their new office space on 753 McDermot Avenue for public viewing. With over 200 guests, experts from each of our 7 platforms explained how they can access our services and informed them of our past and current projects. The attendees were not only allowed to tour the new space but they were also given the opportunity to network with researchers, healthcare providers and policy makers.

A press conference and a ceremonial ribbon cutting marked the beginning of a successful grand opening for CHI.

Upcoming Events

Workshop:  An Applied Introduction to Latent Variable Measurement and Structural Equation Modelling

Latent variables are widely used in health research for the measurement of health-related constructs, such as quality of life

and patient-reported outcomes. This workshop addresses the foundations of latent variable measurement and provides an

applied review of statistical methods for latent variable modeling. The workshop will include practical applications of modelling

techniques using existing datasets and MPlus (https://www.statmodel.com/). Annotated syntax will be provided.


When: April 26 & 27, 2016- 9am to 4pm

Room 060 Rehabilitation Building


Cost:
$200/person for Faculty and Staff

$125/person for Residents, Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows

Register today at:
http://events.cpdumanitoba.ca/website/index/CHIApr2016?utm_source=Event%20Listing&utm_medium=Website&utm_campaign=EVMS%20Event%20List

Space is limited! Please email Josie Diato at Josephine.Diato@umanitoba.ca for more information.

For a poster of this event, click here.

 

Workshop: Pharmacogenomic analysis on cancer studies: methodology and applications

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have provided useful approaches to identifying candidate germline genetic regions
playing a role in cancer diseases including clinically important pharmacogenetic factors associated with response or toxicity to
drug therapy. Prognostic and predictive models will be introduced to identify marginal association and complicated GxG and GxE
interactions on disease outcomes. Analytic pipeline of the several GWAS studies will be introduced including the clinical and genetic
data quality control, clinical baseline and interactive model construction, prognostic and predictive model genome scan and
summarization, and post-GWAS analysis. Novel prognostic and predictive survival tree models will be introduced to automatically
identify optimal treatment response to enable personalized medicine. The workshop will illustrate the use of user-friendly
analytic packages to analyze cancer GWAS data.

Where: Room 341, Basic Medical Sciences Building, 745 Bannatyne Avenue.When: May 25, 2016 -1:30-4:30pm

Register today:
The workshop is free and registration is required. To register, please email
Dr. Pingzhao Hu at pingzhao.hu@umanitoba.ca

For a poster for this workshop, click here.

Project Stories and Updates

Wrap around care for youth injured by violence:

Injury by violence is the fourth cause of death and the leading reason for a youth to visit an emergency department (ED) in Canada. In Winnipeg, 20% of youth who visit an ED with an injury due to violence have a second visit for a subsequent violent injury within 1 year. Youth injured by violence are in a reflective and receptive state of mind, rendering the ED setting appropriate for intervention.

This protocol describes a wraparound care model delivered by a support worker with lived experience with violence, supported by social workers and links to multiple community partners. Support workers will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to start the intervention in the ED and take advantage of the 'teachable moment'. The protocol is of a pilot randomised control trial to assess the feasibility of a randomised control trial designed to assess efficacy. For the pilot trial, we will assess recruitment, treatment fidelity, participant adherence and safety. The intervention arm will receive wraparound care initiated at the time of their visit for injury due to violence. The control arm will receive standard care. We will use an adapted preconsent randomisation methodology. This intervention has been developed using an integrated knowledge translation approach.

Following the intervention, favourable results such as substance use cessation, increased engagement in education and decreased involvement in the justice system were noted by community partners, clinicians and decision makers during the study and are highlighted in a short video. To watch the video, please visit https://youtu.be/uxmns_Y-GUc.

PATHS Equity for Children Research Grant

As a part of the PATHS Equity for Children, 5-year (2011-2016) CIHR Programmatic Research grant, CHI’s Evaluation Platform is leading a qualitative analysis on “Understanding the Mechanisms of Inequity”.  The Platform has specifically undertaken two case studies: one on the effect of InSchool Teen Clinics on the rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and the other on the effect of the Healthy Baby Prenatal (HBP) Benefit. The Healthy Baby benefit allows families with low income afford a healthy diet and lifestyle during pregnancy.

The objective of this research is to understand how the HBPbenefit and in-school Teen Clinics address socioeconomic gaps. 

Preliminary findings of this study suggest that there are several barriers and facilitators to applying the HBP benefit.  The HBPB use their benefits for healthy pregnancy foods, baby supplies, personal items, paying bills and to prepare for the baby by focusing on the future needs of the infant.

The Evaluation platform along with the MCHP interviewed 21 key Informants;10 front line practitioners physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistant; 11 policy/decision makers managers, policy consultants, decision makers from each of the 23 in-school Teen Clinics across the province to understand the rates of pregnancy and STI’s in teenagers.  Early findings of this study suggest that in-school Teen Clinics empower youth to make informed decisions around their health and cultivate skills in navigating health services.  Facilitators and challenges to implementation of this intervention are currently being identified. 

Centre on Aging Fellowship 2016-2017

Kathryn Sibley has been awarded the Centre on Aging Fellowship for her aging-related work on balance exercise and fall prevention. As a Research Affiliate with the Centre on Aging, she has presented her work as an invited speaker for the Centre on Aging Research Seminar Series in January 2016, and is a member of the planning committee for the 2016 Centre on Aging Spring Research Symposium, during which she will also be presenting her work on measurement and best practices in balance exercise and fall prevention. 

Digital Health Innovations

With the broad adoption of digital gadgets among patients and healthcare providers and the mounting number of mobile health apps, the question is whether and to what extent this trend is impacting healthcare. This is why it is so important to evaluate digital health evidence. Funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, a CHI team led by Xibiao Ye and Colleen Metge examined how digital health innovations improve mental health services for children and adolescents. The team has found that: (i) digital mental health interventions reduce mental health problems such as anxiety symptom severity by 50%; (2) user’s satisfaction with this new type of intervention is generally moderate to high; and (3) digital health trials face unique methodological challenges associated with online use behaviors such as anonymity.

 

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