BC Hip Fracture Registry Dataset Creation Meeting at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

BC Hip Fracture Registry Dataset Creation Meeting at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

On the evening of April 24 and April 25, collaborators from Europe and Vancouver came together at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) to discuss the development of a British Columbia-wide registry to track outcomes following hip fracture. The aim of the BC Hip Fracture Registry is to inform policy makers, health administrators, clinicians, researchers, patients and their families on outcomes that are relevant to them. At the two-day meeting, participants came together to generate a novel, relevant and feasible dataset that the BC Hip Fracture Registry will use to collect data on patients who sustain a hip fracture in this Province.

The Tuesday, April 24 event provided essential background information that set the stage for the following day. Wednesday, April 25 was an all-day interactive event that provided meaningful information on issues and questions relevant to BC stakeholders. Discussions evolved from the experiences of established international hip fracture registries and a background review of predictors of outcomes following hip fracture. In addition to generating questions to be answered as well as predictors and outcomes of interest to be collected by the registry, the meeting also resulted in the fortuitous outcome of identifying available resources within British Columbia that could potentially be linked to the registry. Dr. Pierre Guy, recipient of the CIHR Meetings, Planning, and Dissemination Grant that provided funding for the event, states, “Our goal of establishing a Hip Fracture Registry for BC is well within reach.”

As a next step, Dr. Guy is exploring the opportunity to exchange the information obtained from this meeting, as well as work done to date on the registry, at the Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress in Berlin. The conference takes place September 6-8, 2012 and all are invited to register to attend and submit abstracts. Further information about the conference can be found at http://www.ffn-congress.com/.