Hypertension Canada

Hypertension Canada

October 21, 2015 12:12 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY - Evidence and Influence: What good are clinical practice guidelines for patients?

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 21, 2015) - The recent SPRINT Trial study results, announced to be "life-saving" and to have impact on clinical practice guidelines groups around the world, has raised questions about the standards for and the upkeep of clinical practice guidelines. As the provider of the nation's CHEP Clinical Practice Guidelines for hypertension, Hypertension Canada wants to know:

  • How useful are clinical practice guidelines in everyday practice?
  • Should health care professionals be paid for performance measured against these guidelines, as some have proposed?
  • Are the guidelines updated often enough to incorporate the latest evidence?
  • Should Canadian medical, nursing and pharmacy schools be teaching Canadian guidelines?

WHO: Editors/journalists covering the health beat with an interest in: hypertension, cardiovascular health, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, prevention, treatment, health economics, policy, patient health outcomes, health systems, patient-centred care and more.

WHAT: Opening panel discussion at the 5th Annual Canadian Hypertension Congress, with support from Servier Canada: Evidence and Influence - What role do clinical practice guidelines play in everyday practice?

Panelists: Dr. Roy Wyman, General Practitioner, College of Family Physicians of Canada; Claudia Mariano, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario; Connie Marshall, McCann Pharmacy Initiative.

WHERE: Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites, 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1N1

WHEN: October 22, 2015, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Canadian Hypertension Congress runs October 22-24)

Media accreditation and interviews with select panelists can be arranged by contacting:

Felicia Flowitt, Hypertension Canada
905.943.9400 x200

Sur demande, information et quelques entrevues sont disponibles en français.

Hypertension Canada is Canada's only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and control of hypertension and its complications. We are powered by a professional volunteer network of the leading multidisciplinary experts in hypertension, and pursue our mission through the advancement of research, professional and public education, and advocacy for healthy environments. www.hypertension.ca

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