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Research Showcase: 2018 Recap

One of the most valued opportunities in Alberta for primary care and family medicine researchers to share their projects–the ACFP’s What’s Up Doc? Research Showcase–was held on March 2, 2018 in Banff, AB. The selection process for abstracts is very competitive and often sees over 50 research abstracts submitted each year.

In 2018, a total of 45 research abstracts were selected for presentation or display at the Showcase. We are honoured to acknowledge our 2018 What’s Up Doc? Research Showcase award recipients:

Poster Display Category

1st Place: Integrating Elements of Observable Behaviour Into an Effective Progress Report to Make High Stakes Decisions About Resident Competence

  • Adam Mullen, University of Alberta
  • Deena Hamza, University of Alberta
  • Shelley Ross, University of Alberta

2nd Place: Development of Multi-Faceted Education Workshops to Enhance Safe Opioid Prescribing

  • Katrina Nicholson, PLP, University of Calgary
  • Sampson Law, PLP, University of Calgary
  • Ashi Mehta, PLP, University of Calgary
  • Antonia Stang, PLP, University of Calgary
  • Kelly Burak, PLP, University of Calgary

3rd Place: Physicians as Teachers and Lifelong Learners: The Roles of Basic Pscyhological Need Satisfaction and Involvement in Clinical Teaching

  • Mao Ding, University of Alberta
  • Oksana Babenko, University of Alberta
  • Sudha Koppula, University of Alberta
  • Anna Oswald, University of Alberta
  • Jonathan White, University of Alberta

Oral Presentation Category

1st Place: Chaperon Use–What Do Patients Want?

  • Sonya Lee, University of Calgary
  • Sarah Jacobs, University of Calgary
  • Maeve O’Beirne, University of Calgary

2nd Place: Knowledge Synthesis and Actionable Recommendations for Better Wise: Improving Cancer Surveillance for Breast, Colorectal, and Prostate Cancer Survivors

  • Melissa Shea-Budgell, University of Calgary
  • Denise Campbell-Scherer, University of Alberta
  • Carolina Aguilar, University of Alberta
  • Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Aisha Lofters, University of Toronto
  • Eva Grunfeld, University of Toronto
  • Isabella Carneiro, University of Alberta
  • Donna Manca, University of Alberta

3rd Place: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to an App

  • Lee Green, University of Alberta
  • Sylvia Teare, PaCER
  • Jean Miller, PaCER
  • Deborah A. Marshall, PaCER
  • Jolanda Cibere, Arthritis Research Canada
  • Behnam Sharif, University of Calgary
  • Jacek Kopec, Arthritis Research Canada
  • Kelly Mrklas, Alberta Health Services
  • Tracy Wasylak, Alberta Health Services
  • Nancy Marlett, PaCER
  • Denise Campbell-Scherer, University of Alberta
  • Peter Faris, Alberta Health Services
  • Tanya Barber, University of Alberta
  • Brittany Shewchuk, University of Calgary

Congratulations to all our Research Award Winners! 

Award recipients were determined through a peer-review process and evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance and importance to family medicine;
  2. Relevance to primary care research and researchers;
  3. Innovations/originality;
  4. Clear, well-written description, well-defined objectives, and appropriate learning methods/style.

Saturday Morning Research Workshop Presented at ACFP’s 63rd ASA

Asking Questions and Finding Answers

Tanvir Turin Chowdhury, MBBS, MS, PhD, Calgary, AB; Donna Manca, MD, MCISc, FCFP, Edmonton, AB; and Maeve O’Beirne, Calgary, AB

In this workshop, participants had the opportunity to identify and explore their own questions. Working in small groups, participants learned how to navigate evidence.

The workshop was conducted in an interactive manner and was built around the following manuscripts. These manuscripts are meant to provide a simplified outline for the beginner researcher.

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