Webinar: Putting PROMs into Practice

Venue: Online
Date: 05 August 2020 12:30pm to 05 August 2020 01:30pm

Building on the success of our most recent webinar on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), our August webinar will expand on the topic of PROMs, delving deeper into the realities of implementation. Featuring Dr Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, a pharmacist, epidemiologist, methodologist and founder of medical technology company Pulse InfoFrame, Julien Wiggins, CEO of Bowel Cancer Australia, and Peter MacIsaac, a GP working in community health and as a digital healthcare research solutions consultant, this webinar will examine how PROMs are used in clinical practice, exploring case studies to demonstrate barriers and enablers to implementation.

About Dr. Femida Gwadry Sridhar

Dr. Femida Gwadry‐Sridhar is the Founder and CEO of Pulse Infoframe Inc. She has her PhD in Research Methodology, Health Economics, from McMaster University. She is a pharmacist, epidemiologist and methodologist with over 25 years of experience in clinical trials, disease registries, knowledge translation, health analytics and clinical disease outcomes. She founded the first knowledge translation health informatics lab in North America in 2006, creating a collaborative ecosystem for interdisciplinary research. 

Under Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar’s guidance Pulse has developed a global presence.  Pulse has collaborated with international funding agencies advancing the requirements for cancer and rare disease registries. Collecting relevant and actionable data in rare disease is essential.  Pulse has addressed relevant questions about data sharing, governance, ontologies and patient reported outcomes- all key to understanding and enabling the development of real-world evidence.

Dr. Gwadry‐Sridhar received a career scientist award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as a New Investigator in knowledge translation‐ coupled with an operating grant. She has also been invited to be a fellow at CIHR recognizing her contributions to advancing research and collaboration globally. 

About Julien Wiggins

Julien Wiggins is the Chief Executive Officer of Bowel Cancer Australia, a national charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. As the CEO of Australia’s leading bowel cancer organisation, Julien draws on his economics, law and government background when addressing one of the most challenging public health issues.

Under his leadership, the 100% community-funded charity realised its long-term goal of funding the $10.4 million Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research at the University of Sydney. Julien also played an integral role in the formation of the charity's Bowel Care Nurses and Nutritionist services; Peer-to-Peer Support Network; pharmacy-based screening programs - BowelScreen Australia / New Zealand; and development of a global standard set of patient outcome measures.

Determined to create positive change across the continuum of care, Julien continues to lead the call for timely access to colonoscopy; increased availability of affordable treatments options; and implementation of patient-reported experience and outcome measures.

About Dr Peter MacIsaac

Dr Peter MacIsaac is a GP working in Community Health and Health Informatics.  Peter became involved in Patient Reported Outcome Measures through his work with  the Hunter area health service and medical research institute. Most recently he has been working with PulseInfoframe to deliver a COVID19 Stress Monitor using PROMS . With both a GP and health information systems perspective, Peter is keen to see PROMS applied in ways that work for both patients, clinical workflows, and provide data to support system improvement.

Please note: Registrations close 10:30am on the day.