Methods Matters Webinars

“Methods Matters” was 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!

Upcoming Webinars

  • Jan 13, 2022 – CANCELLED | Advancing the Science of Patient-Centred Measurement Methods

Dec 9, 2021 | Putting the Horse before the Cart: A Resource Guide about the Needs of Healthcare Providers for the Implementation of Patient-Centred Measurement Data in Care

What are experiences of healthcare providers in applying patient-centered measures in care? What can decision makers do to help? Our study developed a resource guide to answer these questions.

In this webinar, hear about our guide, as well as the providers’ barriers and facilitators to implementation we discovered along the way.

Presented by: Angela Wolff & Andrea Dresselhuis
Moderator: Rick Sawatzky

Nov 18, 2021 | When a Pandemic Gives You Lemons, You Run With It: personal health record implementation obstacles and opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to adapt— including our care delivery and our research.

One Methods Cluster project pivoted from personal health records to electronic data sharing, virtual care, and patient empowerment.

In this webinar, Lindsay Burton and Mindy Smith  discuss lessons from this project on post-pandemic sustainability of virtual care, and the need for flexibility in conducting meaningful and patient-centered research.

Presented by: Lindsay Burton and Mindy Smith

Moderator: Leanne Currie

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

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: Paul Burgener

June 10, 2021 | 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

May 13, 2021 | 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

April 15, 2021 | 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