On Thursday, October 27, I flew in with my PA colleague to Winnipeg, a province which I had never been to before in order to take advantage of one of the Pre-Conference Workshops run by the The Canadian Physician Assistant Education Association (CPAEA). My colleague and I have been looking forward to this session as we have presented research posters at previous CAPA conferences but were looking for guidance to get our foot in the door with engaging in more research.
The session was called “Are We Asking the Right Questions? Setting an Agenda for Research in Physician Assistant Education and Practice” run by Joanne Hamilton, RD, MEd, Ed, Dianna Wactel, DHSc, CCPA, David Kuhns, CCPA, MPH, and Ian Jones, MPAS, CCPA (twitter). The session was split into theoretical and practical aspect with experienced researchers circulating the room to give us feedback on research questions we were developing during the workshop.