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Two QMA members receive a Prix Profession santé

QMA members Dr. Anne Fournier and Dr. Guylène Thériault have been awarded a 2018 Prix Profession santé. Dr. Fournier won in the “Pratique novatrice” (Innovative practice) category, for creating a mobile pediatric cardiology clinic, and Dr. Thériault, a QMA Board member, in the “Partage des connaissances” (Knowledge sharing) category, for her fight against overdiagnosis.

The Prix Profession santé are awarded by the magazine of the same name to physicians, nurses and pharmacists who distinguish themselves through their innovative methods, interdisciplinary partnerships, or teaching skills.

Dr. Gilles Brousseau nominated Dr. Thériault for her work on writing summaries and information sheets to aid in the joint decision-making process, and to improve patient history-taking in order to reduce overdiagnosis.

The family physician was also honoured for her remarkable presentation skills during lectures and workshops on the scientific quality of information and the relevance of medical acts. She also adapted the literature review tool EBMPICO into French, based on the PICO approach (Patient/Population/Intervention/Indicator/Compare/Control/Outcome). This tool is used to find answers to clinical questions according to an evidence-based medicine approach.

Dr. Fournier’s mobile pediatric cardiology clinic has now spread to more than a dozen institutions, from Abitibi to the Laurentians, the Outaouais, and the Mauricie region, over a territory as large as a European country. It has “saved families 400,000 kilometres of travelling,” stressed Dr. Jean‑Luc Bigras, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the CHU Sainte-Justine, in his nomination letter.

Along with a technician, the pediatric cardiologist from the CHU Sainte-Justine sees 30 patients a day, four days a week, in Gatineau, Trois-Rivières or Amos.

Congratulations to the winners!


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