Speaker Biographies Speakers Dr. Tom Feasby Dr. Tom Feasby has been Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary since 2007. Previously he was Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Capital Health and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. He is a practicing neurologist and a health services researcher, who studies the appropriateness…
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2 December 2008Edmonton, Alberta Greetings Alberta Health and Wellness Introduction to the IHE Forum Lorne Tyrrell, IHE Board Chair and CIHR/GSK Chair in VirologyDownload Presentation Comparative Effectiveness in Health Care Gail Wilensky, PhD, Economist and Senior Fellow, Project HOPEDownload Presentation Investing in Innovation - Impact of Comparative Effectiveness…
2 December 2008 Edmonton, Alberta In December 2008, the Institute of Health Economics launched a series of semi-annual innovation forums whose goal is to bring together senior public and private sector decision-makers to address policy issues of importance in the health care system, not just in Alberta, but to all of Canada and the international community, as well. Emceed by Andy…
The purpose of this report is to update an earlier HTA report published in 2003. This report examines the newly published clinical research evidence on the safety and efficacy/effectiveness of islet transplantation in type 1 diabetic patients who have severe hypoglycemia episodes or hyperglycemia unawareness but are without kidney failure. The main clinical efficacy/effectiveness…
Program Consensus Development Conference on Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment – Final Program (510 KB) Download Program Consensus Statement Consensus Statement on Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment (275 KB) Download Consensus Statement Déclaration commune sur la dépression chez les adultes – Comment…
Wed 15 Oct 2008 | Thurs 16 Oct 2008 | Fri 17 Oct 2008 Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment – Final Program Wednesday, 15 October 2008 08:15 – 08:30 Opening Remarks 08:30 – 09:00 Question 1: What is depression and how common is it? Depressive disorders, symptoms, prevalence, and incidence (1.8 MB)Scott B. Patten MD FRCPC PhD, Professor, Faculty…
15 – 17 October 2008 Calgary, Alberta The Institute of Health Economics (IHE), in collaboration with the Alberta Depression Initiative Project, Alberta Health and Wellness, the Alberta Mental Health Board and the Mental Health Commission of Canada organized a Consensus development conference on Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment in Calgary,…
Effective Dissemination of Findings from Research contains essays resulting from a workshop on effective dissemination of findings from research organized by the Institute of Health Economics. The publication is intended as one of the many available resources on dissemination of research findings for those interested in the subject. Chapter 3 of this report originally appeared…
Abstract: Health technology assessments (HTAs) are an as yet unexploited source of comprehensive, systematically generated information that could be used by research funding agencies to formulate researchable questions that are relevant to decision-makers. We describe a process that was developed for distilling evidence gaps identified in HTAs into researchable questions…
Risk assessment tools for predicting recidivism of spousal violence. The objective of this report is to assess the research evidence on the inter-rater reliability and predictive validity of various risk assessment instruments in predicting male-to-female spousal violence recidivism and lethality in those males who had contact with the police system. Information Specialist: Liz…