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…
This report presents summary information on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in Alberta, with comparison to the use of these diagnostic imaging technologies in other jurisdictions. The aims of the report are to: illustrate the capacity in Alberta to diagnose and manage health problems with the help of these important technolgies compare the numbers,…
The Consensus Statement on Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment was produced by a panel of experts led by the Hon. Michael Kirby Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada. This consensus statement was prepared by an independent panel of health professionals, academics, and public representatives based on: presentations by and questioning of experts…
L’honorable Michael Kirby (président de la Commission de la santé mentale du Canada) a présidé un éminent panel de citoyens et d’experts pour formuler des recommandations pratiques sur la façon d’améliorer la prévention, le diagnostic et le traitement des troubles dépressifs chez…
How do you engage citizens, decision-makers, and experts in an appropriate way to address complex health issues? One approach is the Consensus Development Conference. The Consensus Development Conference approach has been used effectively in Alberta by the Institute of Health Economics. The program is modelled on the National Institute of Health (NIH) Consensus Development program…
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…
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…
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,…
This rapid assessment addressed a request to assess the published research evidence on how the Actim™ Partus test compares to the TliIQ® System in terms of diagnostic accuracy, clinical utility, and costs when added to preterm labour management in symptomatic women with intact membranes.
The role of rapid fetal fibronectin assay in the management of spontaneous preterm labour The objective of this report is to evaluate the added value of using fetal fibronectin (Rapid fFN for the TLi™ System, referred to here as the rapid fFN assay) to diagnose spontaneous preterm labour (PTL) in symptomatic women, which is the only fFN detection modality currently available…