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June 18, 2018. Very happy to serve as a reviewer for Implementation Science!

June 15, 2018. I gave the first edition of our study’s collaborative workshop based on a multisource perspective of complex systems in health service delivery. I want to thank the patients and personnel from the Family Birthing Centre as well as Dr Martin Lauzier for his important support.

May 7, 2018. I gave the opening lecture of the symposium The transfer of knowledge in genetics: from the population to the clinic [French] held at the 86th ACFAS conference. It was entitled Theoretical and Practical Framework for Knowledge Transfer: An Approach Based on Work Psychology [French]. Thank you to Karine Tremblay (ECOGENE-21 Clinical and Translational Research Centre), Marie-Ève ​​Blackburn and Camélia Dubois-Bouchard (ÉCOBES) and Ann-Lorie Gagnon (Université de Montréal) for inviting me.

April 30, 2018. I had a great day at Laurentian University where I gave a morning presentation on the theme of Patient Partners in Health Service Optimization Teams and Research Teams. In the afternoon I gave a workshop on risk management in research projects. I would like to thank Dr. Alain Gauthier, Director of the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR) and Dr. Tammy Eger, Chair of the Center for Research in Occupational Health and Safety (CROSH) for inviting me.

April 17, 2018. I am pleased to have been appointed Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. Thank you to Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Director of Research and Graduate Programs, for supporting my nomination.

March 7, 2018. Thanks to the exceptional work of Dr. Céline Gélinas, we submitted a grant application to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research entitled Managing Pain in Collaboration in the Intensive Care Unit (MPIC-ICU): A Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial.

January 9, 2018. Today Ursula Dika and François Chiocchio met with about 10 health professionals from the surgical unit at Hôpital Montfort to initiate the Medication Reconciliation Project. We are excited to get started!

Katrine Sauvé-Schenk
Katrine Sauvé-Schenk

January 8, 2018. Today marks the beginning of Katrine Sauvé-Schenk’s post doctoral internship. She joins the team after a very competitive selection process. Welcome Katrine!

Mind the Heart logoDecember 1, 2017. I got to facilitate a workshop today for a group of researchers, practitioners and patients of the Mind the Heart project. They are working on the implementation of mental health services following a cardiac event in men.

November 28, 2017. The University of Ottawa honored the researchers who distinguished themselves this year. I was there with several others, including Pascal Imbeault, who also holds a Montfort Research Chair.

November 8, 2017. Montfort Hospital’s first meeting of its Research Consultative Committee was very exciting. Thanks to Denis Prud’homme for his leadership.

November 1, 2017. Ursula Dika (Coordinator) presented the Medication Reconciliation Project to the staff of the Family Birth Center at Montfort Hospital. The optimization team is now up and running!

ARC logoOctober 25-26, 2017. Important 2-day meeting with all of the ARC project team. It’s great to meet face to face and prepare the next stage of our Access to Resources in the Community and Navigator study.

October 18, 2017. Monika Jasinska successfully defended her master’s thesis titled Project Management Practices in Small Projects: Five cases in a Canadian Hospital Setting. You did a great job Monika! Muriel Mignerat and I were very proud to supervise you.

October 13, 2017. Ironically, it was while I was attending a conference on leadership in Brussels that I made a presentation at Montfort Hospital. Thanks to web-conference technology I discussed project teams and project success with Nathalie Boudreau’s group. Nathalie – who has an MBA and is a PMP® – is Director of change and project management. Thanks to everybody for accommodating my schedule and being there at 8:30 am!

Ron Turner, François Chiocchio – 15/09/2017

September 15, 2017. I has happy to meet with Ron Turner (photo) and his colleague Tracie Smith at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center. I was there with Jacinthe Savard and Katrine Sauvé-Schenk to deliver a workshop on active offer to managers. The pilot study is under way!

August 10, 2017. A Twitter account for the research chair is launched. Its handle (@ISM_Services) uses the acronym of the funder of the research chair (i.e., Institut du Savoir Montfort) and the key word that describes the Chair (i.e., Services) which is spelled the same way in French and in English.

July 28, 2017. Launch of this web site!

Ivy Bourgeault, François Chiocchio et Craig Kuziemsky le 30 mai 2017
Ivy Bourgeault, François Chiocchio, Craig Kuziemsky – 30/05/2017

May 30, 2017. The Telfer School of Management held a panel discussion featuring the school’s three research chairs in healthcare, including this one! The panel was moderated by Dr. Ken Farion of the Faculty of Medicine and the CHEO Research Institute. Healthcare for Millennials: Opportunities and Challenges brought together an audience of approximately 80 healthcare professionals, students and researchers.

May 10, 2017. The job posting for the postdoctoral researcher position is up! I am looking forward to meet as many candidates as possible.

April 20, 2017. I attended the McGill forum on health to share on implementation sciences.

April 12, 2017. Today we held a collaborative consultation sponsored by CNFS. The goal was to set up the research agenda on access to healhcare for members of francophone minorities. Thanks to all the participants!

April 6, 2017. I was part of a panel discussing Teamwork in a Digital Economy. The moderator was Tim Lougheed, President, Canadian Science Writers’ Association. I shared the stage with Magda Donia, Assistant Professor at Telfer School of Management, Amir Rahnema, Global Organization Design Leader, Deloitte Canada, and a coauthor of Deloitte annual’s report on human capital trends in Canada, andRandy Giffen, MD, Healthcare Solution Architect, IBM Canada. I discussed teamwork and technology from the perspective of the organization of health services.

January 24, 2017. There was quite a buzz at Montfort Hospital and at the Telfer School of Management for the launch of the Chair. Exciting day! My Chair and Pascal Imbeault’s (on Physical and Mental Comorbidities) were launched simultaneously. Diana Koszychi’s Chair is operating since 2012. We were all celebrating today.

Pascal Imbeault, Diana Koszycki and François Chiocchio on January 24, 2017.
Pascal Imbeault, Diana Koszycki, François Chiocchio – 24/09/2017

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