CAHSPR Conference 2012

Innovations for health system improvement:
Balancing costs, quality and equity

Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
Montreal Quebec May 29, 2012 - May 31, 2012

Meeting demands for a more accountable and high-performing health care system requires a balanced approach to addressing costs, quality, and equity. The 2012 CAHSPR conference brings together cutting-edge research with first-hand policy experience to explore options for achieving sustainable improvements in health care. Featuring over 200 presentations by decision makers, junior and senior researchers, and graduate students in plenary, small group and poster formats, the conference sets the stage for informed discussion and debate.

Conference Publications for Download


  • This program meets the accreditation criteria of the Québec College of Family Physicians, a continuous professional development accrediting organization recognized by the Collège des médecins du Québec, and has been approved for up to 10 Mainpro-M1 credits (recognized as Catégorie 1 for non-CFPC members).

Conference Videos

The 2012 annual CAHSPR conference is made possible through organizational contributions. We wish to thank these conference sponsors for their generous support.

Platinum Sponsors

Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR-IHSPR)
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)

Gold Sponsors

Health Canada
Institut National de santé publique
The National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations (NAPHRO)
Santé et services sociaux

Silver Sponsors

Health Council of Canada
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Bronze Sponsors

Manitoba Health Research Council
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Health Systems Performance Research Network
Observatoire québécois des réseaux locaux de services (OQRLS)
Pharmaceutical Policy Research Collaboration
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Supporter Sponsors

Canadian Health Services and Policy Research
Canada Health Infoway
Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
ASSS de la Montérégie
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba


Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec (RRSPQ), McGill University
Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux

Table Display

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
Canadian Health Human Resources Network

The Health System at the End of the Universe

Does Money Buy Change?

Health Care Reform and the Future of American Medicine

  • Ezekiel Emanuel Vice Provost, Global Initiatives and Professor/Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)

Emmett Hall Lecture - Evidenced Based Policy: Utopian Dream, Oxymoron, or Democratic Wish

What's Left to be Discovered in Health Services and Policy Research? The Top 5

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SP1.1 : Human Resources for Primary Health Care: Moving from Pilots to Real Reform

SP1.2 : Creating High Performing Health Care Organizations

SP1.3 : Can we Balance the ‘Cost-Quality-Equity Equation’ in Cancer Control?

  • Craig Earle Director of the Health Services Research Program, Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Stuart Peacock Senior Scientist, British Columbia Cancer Agency; Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health at the UBC (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)
  • Tony Fields Chair Provincial Advisory Council on Cancer – Alberta, and Chair of the Expert Review Committee for the pan Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)
  • Dan E. Skwarchuk Executive Director, Health Services Integration & Innovation Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SP2.1 : Financial Incentives and Health System Performance

SP2.2 : Integration of Mental Health Services in Primary Health Care

SP2.3 : Dialogue on Capacity Building in Health Services and Policy Research: Past, Present and Future

  • Alba Dicenso, McMaster University; Kaye Phillips, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; Steve Morgan, University of British Columbia; Luc Boileau, L’Institut national de santé publique du Québec; Robyn Tamblyn, Scientific Director, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)

SP3.1 : How to Leverage Nursing Care for Health System Improvement and Transformation

SP3.2 : Drug Insurance in Quebec: Model or Foil?

SP3.3 : Complex Interventions in Health Services and Policy Research


A1 Platinum Sponsored Panel: Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

A2 Platinum Sponsored Panel: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)

A3 Health System Change

A4 Performance Measurement

A5 Public Health Policy

A6 Pharmaceutical Policy

A7 Health Human Resources Planning

A8 Policy for Equity and Healthcare

B1 Panel: Public Health Systems and Services Research - The ‘New Kid on the Block’

B2 Policies Related to Drug Expenses

B3 Redesign in Chronic Disease Management

B4 Health Care Utilization and Access

B5 Health Policy at System Level

B6 Patient Involvement and Knowledge Transfer

B7 Health Care Expenditures and Funding

C1 Panel of Knowledge Transfer Case Studies

C2 Panel: Making Sense of Electronic Medical Record Adoption as Complex Interventions in Primary Health Care

C3 Access and Service Utilization

C4 Pharmaceutical Policies and Regulatory Issues

C5 Measurement of Healthcare Performance and Patient Safety

C6 Models of Care Spending

C7 Access to Care and Equity

D1 Evidence Informed Health Care Studies

D2 Panel: Workshop on Writing Opinion Editorials

D3 Cancer Care Management

D4 Equity and Chronic Disease Management

  • D4.1 Natural History and Outcomes of Hypertension Among Canadian Population -- . (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)
  • D4.2 Adherence to Pulmonary Rehabilitation: a Qualitative Study -- . (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)
  • D4.3 Towards Measuring the Balance: Equity Oriented PHC Indicators -- Sabrina Wong
  • D4.4 The Challenge of Defining an Adequate Gold Standard for Validating Dyslipidemia From Electronic Medical Records (EMR): The Canadian Forces Health Services Approach -- . (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)

D5 Priority Setting

D6 Quality and Safety in Homecare and Community Care

D7 Health Human Resources and Work Environment

D8 Platinum Sponsored Panel– Canadian Institutes for Health Research / Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR/IHSPR)

  • D8.1 Innovators of 2011/12: Breaking Ground in Health Services and Policy Research -- . (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)

E1 Panel: Human Resource Capacity and Employment Opportunities in Health Services and Policy Research: Are We Moving Toward Equilibrium?

  • E1.1 -- -- Student Working Group (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)

E2 Access to Care for Immigrants and Aboriginal People

E3 Economic Analysis

E4 Human Resource Management and Physician Supply

E5 Improving Chronic Care Management in Primary Care

E6 Cancer Care and Cost

E7 Equity in Mental Health

F1 Panel: Challenges and Innovations for the Economic Evaluation of Public Health Interventions

  • F1.1 . -- . (Unable to post as per instructions from the presenter)

F2 Evaluation and Integration of Care

F3 Professional Involvement in Chronic Disease Management

F4 Mental Health Policy

F5 Continuity and Equity in Primary Care

F6 Physicians in Primary Care Delivery

F7 Collaboration Between Primary Care Organizations and Hospitals

G1 Access to Care for Families in Context of Ethnicity

G2 Issues Related to Youth or Violence in Mental Health

G3 Knowledge Transfer and Networks

G4 Caregivers and Patients` Participation

G5 Improving Safety in Different Contexts of Care

G6 Chronic Disease Management

Better research ... better decisions ... better health

Forgot your Password?

Simply enter your email address below and we'll send you a new password right away!

The email address you entered does not exist in our system.

Please remember to check your junk/spam folders if you don't receive your new password promptly.

Password reset link is in the mail!

Please check you email for the password reset instructions. We hope you'll join us soon!


Presented by: