SMDM Virtual Course: Tools to support evidence-based and stakeholder-informed decision-making: fuzzy
About this course:
This course presents innovative approaches to engaging patients and other stakeholders around issues that are important to them, particularly those historically excluded from planning and decision-making. Building from an introduction to fuzzy cognitive maps as tools to support meaningful stakeholder engagement, this course will demonstrate how these approaches advance evidence-based and community-informed decision-making.
Each workshop objective will begin by sharing relevant theoretical and methodological foundations, followed by practice examples from our experience applying these methods in over 11 countries and 19 projects.
1) Introducing the theory and practice of fuzzy cognitive maps
Participants will learn how to represent patient and stakeholder knowledge as fuzzy cognitive maps; they will work in small groups to generate their own fuzzy cognitive maps
2) Analyzing fuzzy cognitive maps
Participants will be guided through analytical approaches to identify interdependencies within maps, comparing and combining between stakeholders, with examples of how findings can contribute to common research processes (e.g., protocol and instrument development, priority setting, theories of change, impact assessment)
3) Contextualizing evidence in patient and stakeholder perspectives
Participants will learn several approaches to contextualize different forms of evidence in stakeholder perspectives and discuss implications for evidence-based decision-making
4) Moving towards patient and community-centered decision making:
Participants will learn how the use of fuzzy cognitive maps has contributed to evidence-informed and community-led decision making, based on examples from the field
Date: Mar 23, 2023
Time: 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)/ 12:00 -15:30 EDT/ 17:00 -20:30 CET
Registration fees: Member 280$ Non-Member 425$
Dr @McGill University
Anna has over fifteen years’ experience building more accessible and inclusive health and social systems to meet the reproductive, perinatal, and early parenting needs of under-served families in Canada and internationally. She recently completed a PhD in Family Medicine and Primary Care at McGill University focused on strengthening community voice in adolescent reproductive health services and currently provides evidence support to the health system transformation in Ontario (Canada). She provides collaborative decision-making support as part of organizational change, leads a provincial community of practice for patient, family and caregiver engagement and partnership and provides evidence support to guide the current health system reform. She holds advanced degrees in engineering, public health and primary care.
Dr @McGill University
Iván Sarmiento is a Colombian geographer, with a master's degree in public health and a PhD in Family Medicine and Primary Health Care from McGill University. He has promoted the recovery of traditional knowledge for health care for over 20 years. His doctoral thesis presented a randomized trial to assess the impact of supporting traditional midwifery on maternal health in indigenous communities in southern Mexico. He has worked with communities in Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria and Botswana. He has contributed to the training of physicians, architects, master's students in public health and doctoral students in family medicine.
MDM offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development.