Dr. Tonelli made a motion to approve the October 2014 CTFPHC Meeting Minutes and PROM. This motion was seconded by Dr. Dickinson and unanimously passed. CTFPHC members reviewed the list of action items from October meeting as well as the agenda and expectations for the February 2015 meeting.
Dr. Straus provided an update on current CTFPHC KT activities, specifically the publishing of Obesity KT Tools, Clinician Algorithm and Clinician FAQ, Cervical Cancer CME, Patient Engagement, Critical Appraisals, Prostate Cancer screening video, Second Annual Guideline Evaluation and Tools.
Dr. Grad provided a report on Screening for Hepatitis C, report identified progress of the newly formed working group, Outcomes from several meetings, Cost implications of treatment, Systematic Review, Patient participating ranking of outcomes, Patient will rank their perception of the importance of harms. Focus in guideline is on treatment component.
Dr. Bacchus provided a report on the changes to the recommendations to the Colorectal Cancer screening guideline. CRFPHC members discussed a number of issues and provided feedback on the changes.
Dr. Sherifali advised the members there is nothing to report at this time.
Ms. Borne provided a brief update regarding expense claims, SharePoint, sub grant and next FTF meeting dates.
Mr. Rodier provided a report on the release of the prevention/management adult obesity guideline update on media release.
Dr. Straus provided an overview on how the Task Force can uptake guidelines and increase implementation including strategies for further implementation.
Dr. Grad provided a presentation on CPD strategies for primary care practitioners. Discussion focused on need to use multi-component strategies that address barriers.
Dr. Brauer talked to the Task Force about CIHR KT grant opportunities to see if there is CTF support for submission. Dr. Brauer volunteered to lead submission preparation.
At the end of Day One, the Hepatitis C and Colorectal Cancer Working Groups held brief meetings.
Dr. Tonelli summarized Day One session and reviewed the agenda for Day Two
Ms. Kretschmer provided an overview of the Guideline Workgroup Updates and CMAJ Guideline Publications. Ms. Kretschmer will work with CMAJ to develop publication timelines for Cognitive Impairment, Colorectal Cancer, Developmental Delay and Lung Cancer.
Dr. Grimsrud provided an update regarding the work of PHAC’s Prevention Guidelines Division. She covered staffing issues, the progress of the ERSC sub-agreement with McMaster and the Memorandum of Agreement with the province of Nova Scotia. She also reported the CTFPHC will have access to the USPSTF evidence reports by February 23
The next meeting will be held on June 1 – 2, 2015 in Toronto