Cassio AB Room, MacEwan Conference and Event Centre, 2500 University Drive. NW, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Dr. Tonelli thanked everyone for attending the conference and asked each person to introduce themselves as three new members joined the Task Force. Dr. Tonelli reviewed the agenda and the expectations for the meeting. It was noted the minutes from June had not been approved and will be sent via email to members for feedback and approval.
Dr. Grimsrud provided an update on current CTFPHC activities: appointment letters sent to the three new members, annual recognition letters sent to the institutions of all Task Force members, extension letters sent to Drs. Pottie and Singh, 2 new members joined Science team since the June meeting.
Dr. Lewin provided an update on the Lung Cancer working group activities. Her update included: timeline, recommendations and external peer review comments.
Ms. Kretschmer provided an overview of the Guideline Timelines and reviewed the CMAJ publication timeline processes.
Ms. Morissette provided an update on topics for the coming year, selecting new guideline topics and in the process of selecting new Evidence Review Centres
Dr. Tonelli and Ms. Jaramillo provided an overview on the Methods Manual. Their presentation covered adoption process, pre review process and diagnostic test accuracy.
Ms. Sherifali thanked the CTFPHC for the fruitful and rich learning opportunity of working with the Task Force. Her update included the work being completed by the Review Synthesis Centre concerning pre-publication literature reviews expected to be completed by the end of October.
Dr. Nancy Santesso – guest speaker – provided an in depth presentation on GRADE/DECIDE E2D Framework (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation).
Dr. Richard Birtwhistle provided a brief oral update on the Periodic Health Examination that is useful for family doctors.
Drs. Dickinson, Grad, Thombs and Grimsrud provided a debrief regarding a conference on Preventing Overdiagnosis held in Bethesda in September.
Dr. Tonelli presented an overview on the Developmental Delay Guideline and the feedback received from peer reviewers
Dr. Birtwhistle and Ms. Caitlyn Timmings provided a report on e-Health activities since the June meeting. They reviewed the purpose of the EMR Project for the new members of the CTFPHC, provided an update on EMR vendor engagement and a summary about HQIC.
Dr. Nadia Bashir provided a Knowledge Translation working group activities update which included the planning and development of a learning management system to host CTFPHC CMEs and integrated into the CTFPHC website.
Ms. Timmings and Jaramillo provided a slide presentation showing the activities of the Critical Appraisals working group involving recruitment of external reviewers (family physicians practicing in Canada) to appraise clinical practice guidelines developed by external organizations.
Dr. Tonelli reviewed the day’s activities and reviewed agenda for day two.
At the end of Day One, the Methods and Development Delay Working Group held brief meetings.
Dinner hosted at Dr. Tonelli’s home.
Ms. Kretschmer provided an update and overview of the Canadian Family Physicians Article Series. Her overview included information on how many articles would be in a series, how long the articles should be and the opportunity of publishing CTFPHC knowledge products.
Ms. Timmings provided a slide presentation on the value of social media in health care organizations and groups
Dr. Bashir gave a presentation on how the CTFPHC is now engaging patients at two points in its guideline development process and an overview on the different phases of the process.
October 13th peer review meeting update, topic assignment process – decision
Dr. Thombs provided an overview of the Child Tobacco Working Group activities with respect to the guideline.
Cognitive Impairment Update: Dr. Kevin Pottie presented by Ms. Alejandra Jaramillo
Ms. Jaramillo gave a brief overview of the Cognitive Impairment Working Group activities that included the guideline being ready to submit, and should be going to online publication November 23, 2015, paper publication will be January 14, 2016
Dr. Bacchus provided a detailed update on the Colorectal Cancer Working Group activities that included targeted publication dates, media spokesperson chosen, the Knowledge Translation team arranged for Webinars with the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Network.
Dr. Grad provided an update on the Hepatitis C Working Group activities. Discussion among CTFPHC members and unanimous decision reached to use the word effectiveness as opposed to utility in the analytic framework that was introduced by CADTH.
Dr. Singh provided a PowerPoint presentation regarding the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Working Group activities. His presentation covered the systematic review, patient preferences recruitment. Dr. Singh was advised he has a good agreement and direction to proceed.
Dr. Birtwhistle’s update included making it clear the Thyroid Dysfunction update is a single recommendation around thyroid dysfunction, it isn’t hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism – it’s both. Next step is to do a systematic search for new literature to update and convert systematic review to GRADE profiles
Dr. Tonelli thanked everyone for their participation in the meeting.
Next meeting to be held in Calgary in February, 2016.