Conference Program

Updated Feb 13, 2018

Thursday, May 24 – Conference Opening Activities

Time Session Location (Pavillon Sherbrooke)
17h00‑19h30 Conference Registration Lobby
17h30‑19h30 Opening Talk by Lynda Powell, PhD (Rush University):
Population Trends in Chronic Disease as Opportunities for Behavioural Medicine: A Time for Change
Room SH-2800
Welcome Reception & Cocktail, and Featured Poster Session Room SH-4800

Friday, May 25 – Scientific Plenary Day

Time Session Speaker / Location (Pavillon Sherbrooke)
7h30 Conference Registration Lobby
7h30 On-site breakfast Room SH-4800
8h30 Early Morning Plenary Sessions
Room SH-2800
8h30 Welcome and Opening Remarks IBTN Co-Chairs Drs. S. Bacon, K. Lavoie and G. Ninot (Canada/France)
9h00 Behavioural Intervention/Trial Research Priorities Chair: Jean Bourbeau, MD (Canada)
9h00 The Painful Truth about Behavioral Intervention Outcomes: Evidence Requirements for Public Policy Karina Davidson, PhD (USA)
9h20 Establishing a Research Agenda for Behavioural Trials: Results from the IBTN Prioritization Project Molly Byrne, PhD (Ireland)
9h40 Discussion Led by Paul Montgomery, PhD (UK)
10h30 Break and Poster Session Room SH-4800
11h00 Mid-Morning Plenary Sessions
Room SH-2800
11h00 Trial Development Models Chair: Linda Carlson, PhD (Canada)
11h00 An Overview of Design of Optimization Trials Linda Collins, PhD (USA)
11h20 Pilot Studies Lynda Powell, PhD (USA)
11h40 Discussion Led by Bonnie Spring, PhD (USA)
12h30 Lunch and Poster Session Room SH-4800
13h30 Early Afternoon Plenary Sessions Room SH-2800
13h30 Methods – Trial Design Chair: Molly Byrne, PhD (Ireland)
13h30 A New Model for the Selection of Comparators for Behavioral Trials Ken Freedland, PhD (USA)
13h50 Health Outcomes, Surrogate Endpoints, and Biomarkers Robert Kaplan, PhD (USA)
14h10 Discussion Led by Susan Czajkowski, PhD (USA)
15h00 Break and Poster Session Room SH-4800
15h30 Mid-Afternoon Plenary Sessions Room SH-2800
15h30 Implementation
Chair: Kim Lavoie, PhD (Canada)
15h30 Implementation Laboratories: Embedding A/B Behavioural Trials in Routine Service Settings Jeremy Grimshaw, MD, PhD (Canada)
15h50 Advancing the Sciences of Implementation and Behaviour Through Ontologies Susan Michie, PhD (UK)
16h10 Motrial: An Academic and Collaborative Search Engine of Behavioural Trial Publications Grégory Ninot, PhD (France)
16h30 Discussion Led by Robert West, PhD (USA)
17h15 Closing Remarks IBTN Co-Chairs Drs. S. Bacon, K. Lavoie and G. Ninot (Canada/France)
19h00 Networking Dinner Restaurant: Au Petit Resto

Saturday, May 26 – Interactive Workshop Day

Time Session Location (Pavillons Sherbrooke and Adrien-Pinard)
8h00 On-site breakfast Lobby – Pavillon Adrien-Pinard
9h00 Morning Workshops – with a 10h30 break Rooms to be announced – Pavillon Adrien-Pinard
12h00 Lunch Room SH-4800 – Pavillon Sherbrooke
13h00 Afternoon Workshops – with a 14h30 break Rooms to be announced – Pavillon Adrien-Pinard
16h00 End of Workshops
17h00 Public Lecture (French) Room SU-1550 – Pavillon Adrien-Pinard
17h00 Public Lecture (English) John Molson Building, Room to be announced

Workshop Sessions

Exact workshop times and locations to be announced.

Stream Title Speakers
Methodology Quality control in behavioural trials: Assessing fidelity and processes of change Molly Byrne, PhD (Ireland) and Elaine Toomey, PhD (Ireland)
Methodology The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Behavioral Intervention Development Ken Freedland, PhD (USA), Linda Powell, PhD (USA), and Susan Czajkowski, PhD (USA)
Methodology Intelligent interventions: How we can use AI to build and exploit intervention knowledge bases (full-day workshop) Susan Michie, PhD (UK), David Buckeridge, PhD (Canada), and Robert West, PhD (USA)
Methodology Re-engineering precision behavioural therapeutics through n-of-1 trials Karina Davidson, PhD (USA) and Ian Kronish, PhD (USA)
Methodology Réduire les risques de biais dans les revues systématiques d’essais comportementaux Grégory Ninot, PhD (France)
Intervention Design of Optimization Trials Bonnie Spring, PhD (USA) and Linda Collins, PhD (USA)
Intervention Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Physical Health Conditions Linda Carlson, PhD (Canada)
Intervention Living well with COPD: Behaviour change interventions for chronic lung disease Jean Bourbeau, PhD (Canada)
Intervention Mettre au point des interventions psycho-comportementales en oncologie : choisir des activités et comprendre leurs mécanismes de fonctionnement Serge Sultan, PhD et Catherine Laurin, PhD (Canada)

View workshop objectives

Please note that these objectives are provided in the language each workshop will be offered. All objectives are subject to change and provided exclusively for informational purposes.

Quality control in behavioural trials: Assessing fidelity and processes of change

  • To introduce and develop knowledge and skills in intervention fidelity and processes of change within behavioural trials
  • To describe approaches to the development of theory-based behaviour change interventions and outline strategies to measure mechanisms of action within behavioural trials
  • To introduce participants to potential strategies for assessing and enhancing intervention fidelity within behavioural trials
  • To give participants an opportunity to apply learning to examples of behavioural trials, as well as considering strategies for application to their own projects

The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Behavioral Intervention Development

This workshop will provide investigators who are interested in the design and preliminary testing of health-related behavioral interventions an opportunity to :

  • Learn about the ORBIT model, a framework designed to guide behavioral treatment development (see http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2015-03938-001/)
  • Learn about appropriate study designs and methods at each phase of the behavioral intervention development process
  • Apply the ORBIT model and knowledge about relevant methodologies to their own behavioral treatment development projects

Intelligent interventions: How we can use AI to build and exploit intervention knowledge bases

  • To identify major challenges in organizing and synthesizing scientific evidence about health interventions
  • To describe state-of-the art computational methods for extracting, organizing, and annotating health evidence
  • To list several intelligent applications of health evidence systematized in highly structured, formal knowledge repositories

Re-engineering precision behavioural therapeutics through n-of-1 trials

  • Provide a framework for understanding the Personalized or N-of-1 trial methodology.
  • Examine the design, appropriateness, and performance to date of Personalized trials and the implications of these for health systems
  • Understand the market forces and patient and clinician attitudes towards this type of trial design
  • Provide clinical examples and tools to empower workshop participants to design and conduct their own N-of-1 trial

Réduire les risques de biais dans les revues systématiques d’essais comportementaux

Not yet available

Design of Optimization Trials

  • Rationale and use cases for MOST
  • Designing a MOST factorial experiment
  • Implementing a MOST factorial experiment – illustration from the Opt-IN weight loss trial

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Physical Health Conditions

Dr. Carlson will introduce concepts of mindfulness and its application through Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) to cancer care and for other physical health conditions. She will review a sample of studies done by her team and others and include practice of experiential mindfulness activities typically taught to patients.

  • Participants will learn the definition of mindfulness and why mindfulness training is useful for people with physical health conditions.
  • Participants will become familiar with the scientific literature on MBIs for cancer and other chronic physical health conditions.
  • Participants will engage in experiential mindfulness meditation activities typically included in MBIs.

Living well with COPD: Behaviour change interventions for chronic lung disease

Not yet available

Mettre au point des interventions psycho-comportementales en oncologie : choisir des activités et comprendre leurs mécanismes de fonctionnement

  • Reconnaître les principales étapes de développement d’une intervention psycho-comportementale dans un domaine clinique complexe comme l’oncologie pédiatrique
  •  Combiner des composantes existantes pour optimiser le changement, et adapter ces composantes à des contextes cliniques nouveaux
  • Optimiser la pertinence d’une intervention et développer un raisonnement tactique pour organiser les composantes dans le temps pour choisir la bonne cible au bon moment et lever les barrières
  • Adopter une perspective familiale pour optimiser le sentiment de capacité et l’engagement dans le changement
  • Articuler le programme de recherche avec l’activité clinique existante
Pavillon Sherbrooke: 200 Sherbrooke Street West
Pavillon Adrien-Pinard: 100 Sherbrooke Street West