Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sun 12 Dec - Fri 17 Dec, 2010

Glyn Elwyn Glyn Elwyn (Faculty)

Country/Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Research Professor, Clinical Epidemiology Interdisciplinary Research Group, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff

Biography:
Glyn Elwyn is a primary care clinician who has research interests in shared decision making, risk communication, the design and evaluation of decision support interventions and the integration of health informatics into clinical practice. He was appointed as an inter-school Link Chair at Cardiff University in May 2005, and is the Chair of the Clinical Epidemiology Interdisciplinary Research Group at the School of Medicine and Director of Research at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health. Together with Professor Adrian Edwards, he convenes a decision laboratory (www.decisionlaboratory.com ) working on the development of web-based interactive patient decision support (see www.prosdex.com , www.amniodex.com , www.bresdex.com ). He Chairs the International Patient Decision Aids Standards Collaboration and has been a member of the lead faculty at the Summer Institutes for Informed Patient Choice, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire (2007 and 2008). He co-edits 'Shared decision making: Evidence Based Patient Choice' (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition 2009) and developed the OPTION instrument to measure shared decision making .

He collaborates closely with Professor Richard Grol and has a personal chair at IQ, the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and a Visting Chair at the School of Public Health and Primary Care (CAPRHI), University of Maastricht, Netherlands. He is the Royal College of General Practitioners' UK delegate to the European Association of Quality Improvement (EQuiP). In that role, he has developed the International Family Practice Maturity Matrix: (www.maturitymatrix.co.uk/ifpMM/index.htm ) a measure of organisational development in primary care.

Media files from Glyn Elwyn

Clinicians' concerns about decision support interventions for patients facing breast cancer surgery options: understanding the challenge of implementing shared decision-making (Caldon LJ, Collins KA, Reed MW, Sivell S, Austoker J, Clements AM, Patnick J, Elwyn G; BresDex Group)

I Believe, Therefore I Do. (Frosch DL, Elwyn G.)

Implementing shared decision making in the NHS (Elwyn G, Laitner S, Coulter A, Walker E, Watson P, Thomson R.)

"How do we recognize success: can we measure what is most important to innovate for value in health care?"

"Katherine's kamn knee..."

"Should Jennifer have a tonsillectomy? - Garnering the greatest untapped resource: the engagement of patients and communities"

"Should Jennifer have a tonsillectomy? - Garnering the greatest untapped resource: the engagement of patients and communities"