WCHRI Engaging social actors in health research Lunch & Learn: "The story behind the development of SheEmpowers patient decision aid for managing early surgical menopause"

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In collaboration with the Lois Hole Hospital for Women (LHHW) and the Grey Nuns Community Hospital (GNCH) menopause clinics, the research team developed and evaluated an evidence-based, self-administered patient decision aid (PDA) to help women make hormone therapy (HT) decisions for managing early surgical menopause.

Objectives of this session:

  • Describe the development and evaluation of the SheEmpowers PDA for managing early surgical menopause.
  • Share learned experiences of patient and clinician engagement in developing and evaluating the SheEmpowers PDA.

Date: January 24
Time: noon–1 p.m.
Location: ECHA L1-150

Presented by:

Research team

  • Tasneem Siyam, registered clinical pharmacist and PhD candidate supervised by Nese Yuksel and Sue Ross
  • Nese Yuksel, professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and menopause practitioner at the LHHW menopause clinic
  • Sue Ross, professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Cavarzan Chair in Mature Women's Health Research at the LHHW

Clinician partners

  • Lori Battochio, registered nurse and health educator at the LHHW menopause clinic

Pizza lunch provided. Register today!

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This session is part of the WCHRI Lunch & Learn theme for the year, with sessions related to community and patient engagement. This WCHRI Lunch & Learn workshop series will introduce our members to a number of research projects that have effectively engaged different social actors (patients, community organizations, community members, clinicians, decision/policy makers) as active partners in research.

The workshops in this series are interactive, with two primary aims: 1) to discuss the process of working together with different social actors in health research, and 2) to present the outcomes of such a research approach.