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Articles featured in Canadian Family Physician


CPCSSN is very fortunate to have a number of articles featured this month’s Canadian Family Physician.  Please take a look at the CommentaryFast Facts,Research Web Exclusive and Sentinel Eye sections to see the wonderful contributions from our team members!

PDF versions in English and French can be found here:

CPCSSN Articles published in Canadian Family Physician


CPCSSN will have two articles published in the October 2011 issue of the “Canadian Family Physician” journal.  The articles featured will include a regular series titled “Sentinel Eye” as well as one focused on Ethics & Privacy.

Both articles can be found here:

PHAC hosts a consensus workshop


Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) hosted a consensus workshop on chronic disease indicators for a Canadian primary care sentinel surveillance system in Ottawa.   Attendees included representatives from the current board of directors of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) a sub-entity of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), Chronic Disease Surveillance Advisory Committee, the Task Group on Surveillance of Chronic Disease and Injury, and the Canadian Institute of Health Information, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Recommendations from this meeting will be made available by the fall of 2010.

Presentations at NAPCRG Conference


CPCSSN presentations were given at North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) conference in Montreal (Nov 14-18), including :

– “A Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN): Initial Development and Privacy Issues” by Jyoti Kotecha and Dr. Donna Manca
– “Towards a Primary Care-based Sentinel Surveillance System for Chronic Disease in Canada: Benefits and Implications for Public Health and Policies” by Dr. Richard Birtwhistle, Claudia Lagacé and Anita Lambert-Lanning

Family Medicine Forum 2009


Family Medicine Forum 2009 in Calgary (Oct 29-31), included CPCSSN materials:

  • “Improving data quality in EMRs for chronic disease management” – a presentation by Dr. Richard Birtwhistle, Dr. Karim Keshavjee, Ken Martin and Anita Lambert-Lanning
  • “Development of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN): The Newfoundland Perspective” – a poster presented by Tao Chen

5th Annual Practice Based Research Network Conference


CFPC members , Dr. Richard Birtwhistle MD, CCFP, FCFP and Dr. Karim Keshavjee MD, CCFP provided the opening plenary presentations about the progress of the CPCSSN initiative at the 5th Annual Practice Based Research Network Conference hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), June 24-26, 2009 in Bethesda, Maryland.  The presentations shared details about the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) and preliminary results from this major, multi-practice based research network (PBRN) effort to monitor and understand chronic care management by primary care clinicians using EMRs in Canada. Click on Dr. Keshavjee’s to view his slides and click on Dr. Birtwhistle to view his slides.

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