Research Report

The Western Department of Family Medicine Practice Based Learning and Research Network (PBLRN) needs a name.


Click on this link to a Qualtrics form to propose a name. 

It should be short and catchy with a good acronym!

The deadline for submission is April 15, 2023.

The diagram below may be helpful in providing some context for your naming effort.


Invited Speaker

Stewart B. Harris, Thomas Danne. Considering current and future options in clinical care. Invited speaker at Sanofi Symposium: Shifting the diabetes management paradigm through innovation and connection, Conference for Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), 23 February, 2023, Berlin, Germany.

Poster Presentations

Stewart B. Harris, Kamel Mohammedi, Monica Bertolini, Yiran Zhang, Valery Walker, Fang Liz Zhou, John E. Anderson, Jochen Seufert. Limited Effectiveness of Established Strategies to Support Basal Insulin (BI) Titration: Persistence, Adherence and HBA1c Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in the US. Poster presentation at ATTD (Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes) Conference, Feb 22-25, 2023, Berlin, Germany.

Ohrling H, Ryall S, Thornton J. Contraception Choice for Female Endurance Athletes: What’s sport got to do with it? Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine Annual Conference. March 2023. Poster.

Magony R, Leroux M, Ambrose A, Breau B, Pamukoff D, Thornton J. The TEAM study: Physical Activity and Clinical Characteristics of Osteoarthritis Patients With or Without Lower Limb Injury, Trauma or Surgery. Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine Annual Conference. March 2023. Poster.


Cheng AYY, Harris S, Krawchenko I, Tytus R, Hahn J, Liu A, Millson B, Golden S, Goldenberg R. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Care and Clinical Parameters in a Primary Care Setting in Ontario, Canada: A Cross-sectional Study. Can J Diabetes. 2023 Jan 10:S1499-2671(23)00001-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2023.01.003. Online ahead of print.

Cowan SM, Kemp JL, Ardern CL, Thornton JS, Rio EK, Bruder AM, Mosler AB, Patterson B, Haberfield M, Roughead EA, Hart H, To L, Neufeld S, Mazahir N, Crossley KM. Sport and exercise medicine/physiotherapy publishing has a gender/sex equity problem: we need action now! Br J Sports Med. 2023 Jan 11:bjsports-2022-106055. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2022-106055. Online ahead of print.

Furlano JA, Horst BR, Petrella RJ, Shoemaker JK, Nagamatsu LS. Changes in Cognition and Brain Function After 26 Weeks of Progressive Resistance Training in Older Adults at Risk for Diabetes: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Can J Diabetes. 2023 Jan 13:S1499-2671(23)00004-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2023.01.004. Online ahead of print.

Harris SB, Levrat-Guillen F. Use the FreeStyle Libre system and diabetes treatment progression in T2DM: Results from a retrospective cohort study using a Canadian private payer claims database Diabetes Obes Metab. 2023 Feb 21. doi: 10.1111/dom.15025. Online ahead of print.

MacArthur C, Van Hoorn R, Lavis J, Straus S, Jones N, Bayliss L, Terry AL, Law S, Victor C, Prud'homme D, Riley J, Stewart M. Training and capacity development in patient-oriented research: Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) initiatives. Res Involv Engagem. 2023 Feb 25;9(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s40900-023-00415-8.

Mathews M, Ryan D, Hedden L, Lukewich J, Marshall EG, Asghari S, Terry AL, Buote R, Meredith L, Moritz L, Spencer S, Brown JB, Christian E, Freeman TR, Gill PS, Sibbald SL, Wong E. Family physicians' responses to personal protective equipment shortages in four regions in Canada: a qualitative study. BMC Prim Care. 2023 Feb 27;24(1):56. doi: 10.1186/s12875-022-01958-7.

McLarnon M, Thornton JS, Knudson G, Jones N, Glover D, Murray A, Cummings M, Heron N. A Scoping Review of Transgender Policies in the 15 most commonly played UK professional sports. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(4), 3568; doi: 10.3390/ijerph20043568.

Migliore A, Alekseeva L, Avasthi SR, Bannuru RR, Chevalier X, Conrozier T, Crimaldi S, de Campos GC, Diracoglu D, Gigliucci G, Herrero-Beaumont G, Iolascon G, Ionescu R, Jerosch J, Lains J, Maheu E, Makri S, Martusevich N, Matucci-Cerinic M, Pavelka K, Petrella RJ, Raman R, Tarantino U. Early Osteoarthritis Questionnaire (EOAQ): a tool to assess knee osteoarthritis at initial stage. Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis. 2023 Feb 25;15:1759720X221131604. doi: 10.1177/1759720X221131604. eCollection 2023.

Thornton J, Rosen C, Davenport M, Dorian P, Gouttebarge V, Breau B, Pila E, Reilly K, Yuan J, Mok K, Di Ciacca S, Speechley M, Crossley K. Beyond the Medals: A cross-sectional study investigating retired high performance female athletes’ health. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2023; 9:e001479. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2022-001479.

Thornton JS, Schofield L, Lun V. Calling for improved equity, diversity, and inclusion in sport and exercise medicine – it starts with us. Br J Sports Med. 2023;57:187-188.