Tuesday, June 25, 2019

8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Bluenose Ballroom
Hotel Halifax (formerly Delta Halifax)
1990 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS

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Shelley Strickland

On June 25, 2019, the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) will once again be bringing together health policy decision-makers, healthcare professionals, the research community, and patients and caregivers to spend a half-day in facilitated group discussions about priority health topics. Working together in this way, we will develop research projects that close knowledge gaps and support evidence-informed decision-making. 

Priority Topics
The MSSU has worked closely with colleagues at the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), and IWK Health Centre to identify seven priority health topics for discussion:
  • What is best-evidence around the medical management of chronic symptoms that are not tied to a specific diagnosis? What is the feasibility of the identified model(s) and application of this in Nova Scotia? 
  • How can we decrease vaping activity among youth in Nova Scotia?    
  • How do we improve patient flow - both into and out of the hospital (from home to hospital, community-based care, assisted living)? 
  • How do childhood development indices (school readiness-EDI; middle years development-MDI) relate to healthcare utilization in Nova Scotia, and how do these relationships differ across neighborhood clusters?
  • Development of a framework to evaluate the progress/success of the implementation of the NS presumed consent policy for organ donation.
  •  What is the best model of collaborative mental health care delivery?  How can we effectively leverage existing community resources to fill transition in care gaps?
  •  How do we better prepare and facilitate transitions of care for pediatric patients with chronic conditions

If you have experience in one of these topics, consider joining the discussion at the MSSU Bridge Event and help to shape future research in this area.

There will be coffee upon arrival, and the last hour will be reserved for networking and a light lunch.

 Registration is now closed as all topics are at maximum capacity.  If you would like to recieve information on future bridge events, you can sign up for our mailing list.