Members reviewed the minutes of the previous meeting and noted action items that were completed.
An update was provided regarding the Working Group’s activities in developing recommendations and its liaison with stakeholders including the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Dr. Dickinson provided an updated regarding with Working Group’s activities and the reviewers’ response to draft recommendations. Many individuals have sent useful comments about recommendation statements and these will be considered by the Working Group.
Dr. Parkin noted that the draft protocol has been sent to reviewers and that there has been some ongoing confusion regarding the definitions of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. The Healthy Kids Panel (Ontario) was discussed.
The Working Group is considering a number of options regarding the development of possible recommendations.
Recommendations have been developed and will be submitted to the CMAJ. The Working Group will meet to further discuss a strategy for knowledge translation.
The ERSC is conducting a review of the USPSTF secondary prevention guideline and will be conducting a new review for the primary prevention component.
An update was provided on the uptake of the CTFPHC guideline by various groups.
The diabetes knowledge transfer tools are under development including a clinician and patient algorithm tool and a patient FAQ document.
CTFPHC members discussed the possibility of app development.
This Working Group is making progress and is working with CTFPHC members to complete a review.
A draft methods document has been prepared and input will be sought from members.
Alejandra provided an overview of the timeline for the publication of various guidelines.
Dr. Tonelli provided several options to members as they approached the end of their term and suggested staggering membership periods.
Members reviewed the topic selection process and discussed potential new topics to begin this fall.
It was agreed that CTFPHC members should be able to access documents from a secure portal and this possibility will be further investigated.
Dr. Tonelli and Dr. Birtwhistle thanked members for their contributions and recognized the work of the CTFPHC Staff. The next CTFPHC meeting will take place in October or November 2012.