Methods Matters Webinars (BC SUPPORT Unit)

“Methods Matters” is a monthly webinar series from the BC SUPPORT Unit's Methods Clusters to showcase emerging research in patient-oriented research methods. Hear from Methods Cluster project teams throughout BC who are doing patient-oriented research while studying patient-oriented research!

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Upcoming Webinar

Sept 9, 2021 | Advancing Patient-Centred Measurement in Team-based Care

Poster for the Methods Matters Webinar, "Advancing Patient-centred Measurement in Team-based Care", including someone looking at a phone with a blood pressure cuff, mood scale, and symptoms around their head.

Patients are often asked to complete surveys about their health and care preferences.

But, how can we meaningfully integrate these data into care?
In this webinar, we will present new methods to encourage data sharing between patients and their care team—and, explore ways that this can make a patient’s care more patient-centred.

Presented by: Selena Davis and Marcy Antonio

Moderator: To be announced

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Methods Matters Recordings

June 10, 2021 | Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for Falls Prevention

A poster with a doctor helping a patient flex their foot, for the webinar, "Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for Falls Prevention"

Can PROMS lead to cost savings and better health outcomes?

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how The Falls Prevention Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital partnered with very frail older adults to understand how PROMs can be used to improve adherence to Falls Clinic recommendations.

Better adherence = Less falls over time!

We’ll discuss patient partner feedback during the process, thoughts to consider when working with frail and older populations, and next steps in this work.

Presented by: Jennifer Davis and Daria Tai

Moderator: Craig Mitton

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May 13, 2021 | The Peer Models Network

A poster with a computer, and a group of peers sitting around a table for the webinar, "The Peer Models Network"

More and more, healthcare decisions are being informed by scientific computer models.

Our research team The Peer Models Network is passionate about computer modelling—and passionate about engaging patients and members of the public!

In this webinar, we will give a tour of our website, YouTube channel, and Twitter page @PeerModels and share in a conversation about ideas, experiences, and next steps.

Presented by: Stephanie Harvard, Amin Adibi, and Zhina Majdzade

Moderator: David Whitehurst

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April 15, 2021 | Using Natural Language Processing and Social Media Listening in Patient-Oriented Research

A colourful poster with a phone image for the webinar, "Using Natural Language Processing and Social Media Listening in Patient Oriented Research"

People use social media to share information about their health issues, preferences, and experiences in ways that can be really helpful to developing and managing new health technologies in a more patient-centred way. This project developed a software tool that makes it easier to engage in “social media listening”, an emerging approach to analyzing patient experiences and patient preferences that applies text analysis techniques to social media conversations (e.g., Reddit chat forums).

In this webinar, we will describe this software tool’s development and illustrate its capabilities using a case study.

Presented by: Nick Dragojlovic and Larry Lynd

Moderator: Nick Bansback

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