Revised 12 November, 2013
Marcello Tonelli welcomed the CTFPHC members and other participants and thanked them for attending the meeting. A round table of introductions was held.
CTFPHC members reviewed the Minutes of the June 2013 Meeting. One change was noted by Maria Bacchus. James Dickinson moved to accept the Minutes of the June 2013 meeting and Richard Birtwhistle seconded the motion. Approved.
CTFPHC members reviewed the list of actions stemming from their previous Meeting.
CTFPHC members reviewed the meeting agenda. There were no revisions noted.
Sharon Straus reviewed progress on the CME Modules and Lindsay Cameron shared some of the working prototypes for the new CTFPHC Website and reported on usability testing on the CTFPHC Mobile App. The CTFPHC also discussed a proposal for clinical practice guideline evaluation, the need for copy editing of guidelines prior to submission, a clinical practice evaluation plan and KT tools for the upcoming prostate cancer screening guidelines.
Lesley Dunfield reviewed the results of a literature review regarding screening for developmental delay in children 4 years of age and younger without suspected delays. A staged review was suggested and discussed by the CTFPHC members.
Maria Bacchus and Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis provided a brief update on the ongoing development of guidelines for colorectal cancer screening.
Sharon Straus facilitated a discussion with CTFPHC members regarding different approaches that might be taken to influence the uptake of cancer screening recommendations and whether it was appropriate to include a question of this sort in an upcoming survey. It was agreed that the CTFPHC will further consider ways to engage provincial organizations and other interest groups in ongoing guideline development.
Donna Ciliska provided an update on the work of the ERSC.
Leslea Peirson provided an overview of the evidence review for adult obesity prevention and obesity treatment. Paula Brauer presented key and contextual questions and draft Guidelines for Adult Obesity. These were discussed in depth by the CTFPHC members and stressed the importance of using a decision table to present the recommendations.
Leslea Peirson provided an overview of the evidence review for child obesity prevention and obesity treatment. Patricia Parkin reviewed the key questions. Next steps will include the analysis of secondary prevention evidence and primary and secondary treatment evidence.
Sarah Connor Gorber reviewed timelines for the development of current evidence reports and guidelines. It was agreed that the current timelines were reasonable and served as a reminder that it would be important to begin working on upcoming guidelines ASAP.
Sarah Connor Gorber and Lesley Dunfield provided an update on the work of the Methods Working Group and their recent attendance at GRADE and GIN meetings.
Lesley Dunfield and Ali Usman reviewed the evidence from the Prostate Cancer Screening systematic review. Sarah Connor Gorber reviewed draft recommendations. These were discussed in detail by the CTFPHC members and revisions will be made by the Prostate Cancer Screening Working Group.
In addition, David Rodier and Katie Olsen joined the meeting and offered a prospective look at a communication strategy for prostate cancer screening guidelines.
Amanda Shane updated the CTFPHC on action items from the June meeting and reviewed the current appraisal topic list. Six appraisals have been completed and approved by the CTFPHC. Peer review of the critical appraisals was piloted with ovarian cancer screening, and KT will conduct usability testing on the appraisals.