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Leila Lax

BA, BScAAM, MEd, PhD

Room 308, Health Sciences Complex

905-569-4849

About Leila Lax

Leila teaches and conducts research in the Master of Science program in Biomedical Communications. She teaches a 2nd year graduate course called Sequential Medical Communication: Demonstrative evidence for the courtroom. Leila supervises student research and conducts design research in Visual Knowledge Building & Translation (vKBT). Her research interests include visual media, pedagogic design, socio/cognition, and assessment of face-to-face, blended, and eLearning environments for health professions and interprofessional education.

Leila received a 2-term appointment as Commissioner to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (2009-2016), by the Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator, representing all programs across North American.

Research Interests

  • Visual knowledge building
  • Designing for knowledge translation
  • Co-Design
  • (Trans)formative assessment
  • eLearning curricular design &
  • Evaluation of health professional & interprofessional education

Visual Knowledge Building & Translation (vKBT) Lab

For information on Dr. Leila Lax’s design research projects and examples of BMC MRP student research visit the vKBT Lab page.

Research Projects & Grants

  • Royal Bank of Canada for Online Psychiatric Education Network (OPEN), Taylor V. & Lax L. Presented March 29, 2016 at Women’s College Hospital. $25,000 ($15,000 for OPEN implementation of the Anorexia, Antenatal Depression & Neurobiology of Trauma CPD modules & $10,000 for BMC/MRP sponsorship for Ruth Chang, 2016-2017).
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care $10,000 contract for CPD design research, Dr. Anita Singh & Leila Lax, March 2016-2017.
  • Women’s College Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, $10,000 for OPEN design research/vKBT Lab sponsorhip of Diana Grossi’s MRP/Dr. Leila Lax & Dr. Valerie Taylor), 2015-2016.
  • Women’s College Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, $10,000 for OPEN design research/vKBT Lab (Sarah Kim’s MRP/Dr. Leila Lax & Dr. Valerie Taylor), 2015-2016.
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care $10,000 contract for CPD design research, Dr. Anita Singh & Dr. Leila Lax, March 2015-2016
  • University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry Excellence Funds for the Development of the Ontario Psychiatric Education Network (OPEN), 2014-2015, $10,0000 (BMC/MRP sponsorship for Qingyang Chen).
  • Community Alliances for Health Research and Knowledge Exchange on Pain. CAHR/CIHR 5 year research grant, total $2.5 million. Theme 2: E-Learning Interprofessional Pain Curriculum for Pre-Licensure Health Sciences Students. Watt-Watson, McGillion, M., Lax, L., J., Hunter, J., and Dubrowski, A. $350 000 ($70 000 per year), Jan. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2013. http://www.cahr-pain.ca See: Pain Education Interprofessional Resource (PEIR) program https://bmc.med.utoronto.ca/peir
  • University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain, Interfaculty Pain Curriculum, research and program evaluation, 2002 – ongoing. http://icarus.med.utoronto.ca/painweek/index.htm
  • Singh, A., Lax, L., and Librach, L. End-of-Life Care Distance Education Program for Family Physicians. An accredited continuing professional development course, Office of Continuing Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2004-onging. http://icarus.med.utoronto.ca/eolcare 
  • Russell, L., Lax, L., Nelles, LJ, and Smith, C. Communication and Cultural Competence Program for International Medical Graduates. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, IMG Ontario and the Medical Council of Canada. Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. Media development: M. Brierlely, JH. Park, L.Spero, A.Hyman, C. MacLennan. Feb. 2005-Jan. 2006 ($205 870) and Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, September 2007 – December 2009 ($41 200). http://www.img-ccc.ca
  • Lax, L. and Scardamalia, M. Visual Knowledge Building. Biomedical Communications, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology, OISE/UT, 2001-ongoing. http://builder.ikit.org

Licenses & Inventor Attributions

  • Pain Education Interprofessional Resource (PEIR). Drs. Judy Watt-Watson, Michael McGillion, Leila Lax and Judith Hunter. Assignment to the Inventor from the University of Toronto, 2016.
  • Communication & Cultural Competence Program licensed to the Medical Council of Canada. Created by Drs. Lynn Russell, Leila Lax, Laura Jane Nelles and Cathy Smith. Originally funded by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Ministries of Education and Training, and Citizenship and Immigration. Revisions and relaunch of this program was funded by Health Canada through the Internationally Educated Health Professionals Initiative, 2015.

Awards

  • 2010 Association of Faculties of Medicine John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education for the Communication & Cultural Competence Program Website, Dr. Lynn Russell, Prof. Leila Lax, Laura Jayne Nelles, and Dr. Cathy Smith.
  • 2010 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Alan Blizzard Award for the Communication & Cultural Competence Website and Medical Literacy Program, Lynn Russell, Leila Lax, Cathy Smith, Laura Jayne Nelles, Lorena Dobbie, Kevin Hobbs, Jacquie Jacobs, Stan Rogal, and Colette Peters.
  • 2006-2007 Fred Fallis Award of Excellence in Online Learning, Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Dr. Anita Singh and Prof. Leila Lax for the End-of-Life Care Distance Education Program, collaborative knowledge building in Knowledge Forum.
  • 2005 Literary Award for best research article published in the Journal of Biocommunications, Association of Medical Illustrators, presented at the Annual Meeting, Aug. 2005. Lax, L., Rogers, T., Brierley, M., Wilson-Pauwels, L., and Mackay, M. (2005). Visualization of Forensic Demonstrative Evidence for the Canadian Courtroom: A collaborative initiative between Biomedical Communications and Forensic Anthropology. Journal of Biocommunications. 30:4.

Publications

  • Kim S, Lax LR, Ross D, Ng D, Grossi D, Gupta R, Sockalingham S, Mason R and Taylor V. (in press). Visualizing the Neurobiology of Trauma: Design and evaluation of an eLearning module for continuing professional development of Family Physicians in the Online Psychiatric Education Network. Journal of Biocommunication.
  • Watt-Watson J, Lax LR, Davies R, Langlois S, Oskarsson J, Raman-Wilms L. The Pain Interprofessional Curriculum Design Model. Pain Medicine. 2017(18):1040-1048. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnw337
  • Lax Leila, Philip Don, Singh Anita, Kim Hyon & Mazzotta Paolo. (2016). Core-periphery assessment of collaboration for knowledge building and translation in continuing medical education. QWERTY: Interdisciplinary journal of technology, culture and education. 11(2);48-78.
  • Lax, L., Singh, A., Scardamalia, M., & Librach, L. (2015). Self-assessment for Knowledge Building in Health Care. QWERTY: Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology, Culture and Education. 10(1), 47-68. Retrieved from http://www.ckbg.org/qwerty/index.php/qwerty/issue/view/32 *Selected for re- publication in 10 year anniversary edition.
  • Watt-Watson J, Davies R, Lax L, Langlois S, Oskarsson J, Raman-Wilms L. Pain Interprofessional Curriculum Design Workshop Manual. University of Toronto, 2014. (unrefereed)
  • Lax, LR. Knowledge Building in Continuing Medical Education. Doctoral Dissertation, Theory and Policy Studies in Higher Education (Health Professions Education), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, March 2012, 275 pgs. Available at: https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/32313 or http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32313
  • Lax, L, Watt-Watson, J., Lui, M., Dubrowski, A., McGillion, M., Hunter, J., MacLennan, C., Knickle, K., Robb, A. & Lapeyre, J. (2011). Innovation and Design of a Web-based Pain Education Interprofessional Resource. Pain Research and Management, Journal of the Canadian Pain Society, Nov/Dec 2011, 16(6):427-432. Available at (under Original Articles #2): http://www.pulsus.com:80/journals/toc.jsp?sCurrPg=journal&jnlKy=7&isuKy=1003
  • Nelles, Laura Jayne, Smith, Cathy M., Lax, Leila R., and Russell, M. Lynn (2011). Translating Face-to-Face Experiential Learning to Video for a Web-Based Communication Program. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2011.1.8 Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol2/iss1/8
  • Lax, L., Scardamalia, M., Watt-Watson, J., Hunter, J., & Bereiter, C. (2010). Beyond Learning Management Systems: Designing for interprofessional knowledge building in the health sciences. Canadian Journal for Learning and Technology, 36(1). http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/issue/view/70
  • Lax, Leila. R., Russell, M. Lynn, Nelles, L.J., and Smith. Cathy M. Scaffolding Knowledge Building in a Web-based Communication and Cultural Competence Program for International Medical Graduates. Academic Medicine. 2009;84(10 Suppl)S5-S8. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181b37b4d  http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Abstract/2009/10001/Scaffolding_Knowledge_Building_in
    _a_Web_Based.3.aspx
  • Lax, Leila, Singh, Anita, Tamber, Anoo, and Kim, Hyon. (2009). Design Research Outcomes of Collaborative Knowledge Building in a Web-based Continuing Education and Professional Development Program for Family Physicians. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on E-Learning. Toronto, Ontario, July 2009.
  • Hunter, Judith; Watt-Watson, Judy; McGillion, Michael; Raman-Wilms, Lalitha; Cockburn, Lynn; Lax, Leila; Stinson, Jennifer; Cameron, Andrea; Dao, Thuan; Pennefather, Peter; Schreiber, Martin; Librach, Larry; Kavanagh, Trish; Gordon, Allan; Cullen, Nora; Mock, David; Salter, Michael. (2008). An Interfaculty Pain Curriculum: Lessons learned from six years experience. Pain: International Association for the Study of Pain. Elsevier Science.
  • Lax, L., Singh, A., Scardamalia, M., & Librach, L. (2006). Self-Assessment for Knowledge Building in Health Care. QWERTY: Journal of Technology and Culture. Vol.1(2) 19-37.
  • Mader, S., Wilson-Pauwels, L., Nancekivell, S., Lax, L., Agur, A., & Mazierski, M. (2005). Medical-Legal Illustrations, Animations and Interactive Media: Personal injury lawyers’ perceptions of effective attributes. Journal of Biocommunications. 31:3.
  • Lax, L., Rogers, T., Brierley, M., Wilson-Pauwels, L., and Mackay, M. (2004a). Visualization of Forensic Demonstrative Evidence for the Canadian Courtroom: A collaborative initiative between Biomedical Communications and Forensic Anthropology. Journal of Biocommunications. 30:3.
  • Lax, L., Taylor, I., Wilson-Pauwels, L., and Scardamalia, M. (2004b). Dynamic Curriculum Design in Biomedical Communications: Integrating a Knowledge Building Approach and a Knowledge Forum® Learning Environment in a Medical Legal Visualization Course. Journal of Biocommunications. 30:1.
  • Watt-Watson J, Hunter J, Pennefather P, Librach L, Raman-Wilms L, Schreiber M, Lax L, Stinson J, Dao T, Gordon A, Mock D, Salter M. (2004). An Integrated Undergraduate Pain Curriculum, Based on IASP Curricula, for Six Health Science Faculties. Pain: International Association for the Study of Pain. Elsevier Science.

Scholarly Activities

Selected Podium Presentations

  • Lax L (presenter), Taylor V, , Ng D, Chen Q, Grossi D, Gupta R, Kim S, Ross D, Chang R, Twose R, Sockalingam S & Mason R. The Online Psychiatric Education Network (OPEN) Design Research Initiative for Knowledge Building and Translation. Richard Reznick Wilson Centre Research Day, University of Toronto, Oct. 13, 2017.
  • Ross, D (presenter), Kim S, Lax L, Taylor V, Ng D, Gupta R, Mason R and Sockalingam S. Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma: Content, design and evaluation of an eLearning module for continuing professional development. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. 32 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, USA, Nov. 10, 2016.
  • Ross, Dana C (presenter). Unpacking the Concept of Trauma-Informed Care (Plenary). Trauma and Dissociation Conference. Seattle, Washington. Oct. 7, 2016.
  • Ross, Dana C (presenter). An Introduction to the Neurobiology of Developmental Trauma. Trauma and Dissociation Conference. Seattle, Washington. Oct. 7, 2016.
  • S. Langlois (MScOT) (presenter), L. Lax (BA, BScAAM, MEd, PhD), Laura Murphy (BSc(Phm), PharmD), Sharona Kanofsky (PhD), Judith Hunter, (PhD)m J. Oskarsson (RN MN), and Sara Promislow (PhD). Assessment of Interprofessional Collaborator Competence of Health Sciences Students in the Interfaculty Pain Curriculum at the University of Toronto. All Torgether Better Health. Oxford, England, Sept. 6-9, 2016.
  • Lax, Leila (presenter). Co-Design of a Pain Interprofessional eLearning Program for Health Sciences Education. Association of Medical Illustrators 70th Annual Conference, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, July 22-25, 2015. Oral presentation. Refereed.
  • Cetlin C, Cormier N, Devasagayam N, Lancefield R, Ng D, Won J and Lax L. The Art of Visual Persuasion and Implications for Plaintiff v. Defense Illustrations. Student presentation. Association of Medical Illustrators 70th Annual Conference, Cleveland Clinic, July 22-25, 2015.
  • Lax L (co-presenter), Raman-Wilms L. Outcomes for Student Assessment and Program Evaluation. Pain Interprofessional Curriculum Design Workshop, University of Toronto, Oct. 28-39, 2015. Oral presentation. Non-refereed.
  • Lax L (co-presenter), Watt-Watson J, Oskarrson J. eLearning Innovations. Pain Interprofessional Curriculum Design Workshop, University of Toronto, Oct. 28-39, 2015. Oral presentation. Non-refereed.
  • Langlois S (presenter), Lax L, Kanofsky S, Kumbhare D, Murphy L, Promislow S, Hunter J. Measuring Collaborator Competencies: Using the Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric (ICAR) in the IPE Curriculum. Collaborating Across Boarders V, conference presentation, Virginia, USA, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2015. Oral presentation. Refereed.
  • Lax L & Raman-Wilms. Assessment & Educational Outcomes. In Watt-Watson J, Davies R, Lax L, Langlois S, Oskarsson J, Raman-Wilms L. Pain Interprofessional Curriculum Design Workshop. Nov. 12-14, 2014. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
  • Lax L & Watt-Watson. PICD Model for Case Development. In Watt-Watson J, Davies R, Lax L, Langlois S, Oskarsson J, Raman-Wilms L. Pain Interprofessional Curriculum Design Workshop. Nov. 12-14, 2014. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
  • Lax LR. Educational Design of eLearning Environments for Health Care Professionals. Women’s College Hospital, Dept. of Medicine, Medical Grand Grounds. WCH room 6214 & webcast to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Wed. March 5, 2014, 55 minutes. (Invited presentation). http://alex2.sunnybrook.ca/Mediasite/Catalog/Full/03f1a78417c44818a337f102c191035e21
  • Lax Leila & Watt-Watson Judy. The Pain Education Interprofessional Resource Project. CAHR/CIHR Summative Meeting, January 24, 2014, Toronto, Ontario. (Invited presentation). http://www.cahr-pain.ca
  • Elgie Susan (presenter), Lax Leila, Watt-Watson Judy, McGillion Michael, Hunter Judith, Rose Tabitha, & Rose Jeff. What Did They Learn Online Today? Student Knowledge Translation Plans. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, October 22-25, 2014, Quebec City, Canada (Refereed). https://www.issotl14.ulaval.ca/cms/site/issotl14/lang/en/page120663.html
  • Lax, Leila R, Brierley, Meaghan, & Lui, Michelle. Collective Experiences in Biomedical Communications Doctoral Research. Association of Medical Illustrators 67th Annual Meeting, July 25-28, 2012. (Refereed).
  • Lax, Leila R. The Democratization of CME: Social network analysis of an online knowledge building community. CME Congress 2012, Toronto, Canada, May 30-June 2, 2012. (Refereed).
  • Jung, Kathy & Lax, Leila. Spotlight on the Profession of Medical Illustration. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. San Diego, California, April 29-30, 2012. (Invited presentation).
  • Lynn Russell, Leila Lax, Cathy Smith, Laura Jayne Nelles, Lorena Dobbie, Kevin Hobbs, Jacquie Jacobs, Stan Rogal, and Colette Peters. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Alan Blizzard Award Presentation: The Communication & Cultural Competence Website and Medical Literacy Program for International Medical Graduates, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. June 25, 2010.(Invited presentation).
  • Lax, Leila. R. (presenter), Russell, M. Lynn, Nelles, L.J., and Smith. Cathy M. Scaffolding Knowledge Building in a Web-based Communication and Cultural Competence Program for International Medical Graduates. Association of American Medical Colleges, Research in Medical Education, annual meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 6-11, 2009. (Refereed).
  • Singh, Anita, Lax, Leila (presenter), Tamber, Anoo, and Kim, Hyon. Design Research: Outcomes of Collaborative Knowledge Building in a Web-based Continuing Education and Professional Development Program for Family Physicians. Fourth International Conference on e-Learning, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, July 16-17, 2009. (Refereed).
  • Smith, Cathy M., Russell, M., Lynn, Lax, Leila R., and Nelles, Laura J. Using Web-based Simulations to Scaffold Knowledge Building: The Communication & Cultural Competence Program for International Medical Graduates. Health Professions Education Conference: Global best practice in simulation, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, May 21-23, 2009. (Refereed).

Selected Poster Presentations

  • L. Lax BA, BScAAM, MEd, PhD (presenter), J. Watt-Watson RN MSc PhD, R. Davies BHScPT, MAppSc , S. Langlois MScOT, J. Oskarsson RN MN, and L. Raman-Wilms BSc(Phm),Pharm.D,FCSHP. Scaffolding and Contextualizing Innovation with the Pain Interprofessional Curriculum Design (PICD) Model. Richard Reznick Wilson Centre Research Day, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Richard Reznick Research Day, Nov. 4, 2016.
  • Sarah Kim (MScBMC), Leila Lax (PhD) (presenter), Dana Ross (MD,FRCPC),  Derek Ng (PhD), Renu Gupta (MD,FRCPC), Robin Mason (PhD), Sanjeev Sockalingam (MD,MHPE,FRCPC,FAPH) & Valerie Taylor (MD,FRCPC,PhD). Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma: Design research outcomes of an OPEN eLearning continuing professional development module for family physicians. Richard Reznick Wilson Centre Research Day, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Nov. 4, 2016.
  • Taylor V, Lax L (presenter), Gupta R, Chen Q, Mason R, and Sockalingam S. The Online Psychiatric Education Network: Building capacity within communities through eLearning for physicians, health care practitioners and patients. Medical Psychiatric Alliance. Peter Gilgan Centre for research and Learning. Toronto, Oct. 5-6, 2016. Poster presentation. Refereed.
  • S. Langlois (MScOT) (presenter), J. Watt-Watson (RN MSc PhD), L. Lax (BA, BScAAM, MEd, PhD), R. Davies (BHScPT, MAppSc,), J. Oskarsson (RN MN), L. Raman-Wilms (BSc(Phm), Pharm.D, FCSHP). The Pain Interprofessional Curriculum Design Model. All Torgether Better Health. Oxford, England, Sept. 6-9, 2016.
  • Ross D (presenter), Kim S, Lax L, Taylor V, Ng D, Gupta R, Mason R and Sockalingam S. Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma: Content, design and evaluation of an eLearning module for continuing professional development of family physicians. Harvey Stancer Day, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, June 16, 2016.
  • Gupta R (presenter), Grossi D, Lax L, Taylor V, Ng DP, Sockalingam S, and Mason R. Using Graphic Narrative for eLearning Case Design in a Continuing Professional Development Module on Antenatal Depression for Family Physicians. 5th Annual Donald Wasylenki Education Day, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto, Feb. 26, 2016. Poster presentation. Refereed.
  • Lax L (presenter), Taylor V, Gupta R, Sockalingam S, Mason R, and Chen Q. The Online Psychiatric Education Network: Building capacity within communities through eLearning for physicians, health care practitioners and patients. Wilson Centre Research Day, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Nov. 6, 2015. Poster presentation. Refereed.
  • Gupta R (presenter), Lax L, Taylor V, Chen Q, Mason R & Sockalingam S. Overcoming Barriers to CPD for Mental Health Using the Online Psychiatric Education Network. American Psychiatric Association, Annual meeting Toronto, May 16-20, 2015. Poster presentation. Refereed.
  • Watt-Watson J (presenter), McGillion M, Lax L, Oskarsonn J, and Hunter J. The Pain Education Interprofessional Resource. Poster presentation. Canadian Pain Society, Charlottetown, PEI, May 20-23, 2015. Poster presentation. Refereed.
  • Lax L, Watt-Watson J (presenter), McGillion M, Hunter J, Oskarsson J, Elgie S, Victor C, Lui M, MacLennan C, Knickle K, Rose T, Rose J, Sutherland B. Design and Validation of e-Learning Assessments for Transformative Feedback in a Pain Education Interprofessional Resource for Pre-licensure Health Science Students. IASP 15th World Congress, October 6-11 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Watt-Watson J (presenter), McGillion M, Lax L, Hunter J, Oskarsson J, MacLennan C, Knickle K, Victor C. Pain Education Interprofessional Resource (PEIR): A Web-Based Program. International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 15th World Congress, October 6-11 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • McGillion M (presenter), Watt-Watson J, Lax L, Hunter J, Oskarsson J, Victor C. Use of the Pain Assessment Skills Tool for Knowledge Building in the Pain Education Interprofessional Resource (PEIR) e-Learning Program. IASP 15th World Congress, October 6-11 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • L Lax (presenter), J Watt-Watson, M McGillion, J Hunter, J Oskarsson, T Rose, J Rose, S Elgie, M Lui, B Sutherland, C MacLennan, K Knickle & C Victor. (poster #15) What’s Your KT Plan?: Educational design of objective-based scorecards for concurrent feedback, structured self-assessment & action planning for pre-licensure health sciences students. The Hodges Education Scholarship International Symposium. “Exposing Discourses and Inspiring Conversations”. Wilson Centre for Research in Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, March 20, 2014. http://www.thewilsoncentre.ca/About/Thesis.aspx
  • Watt-Watson J (presenter), McGillion M, Lax L, Hunter J, Oskarsson J, MacLennan C, Knickle K, Victor J. A Pain Education Interprofessional Web-Based Resource. Canadian Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, May 20-23, 2014. Quebec City, QC.
  • Knickle Kerry (presenter), Maclennon Cameron, Lax Leila, Watt-Watson Judy, McGillion Michael, Oskarsson Jon & Lui Michelle. The Pain Education Interprofessional Resource (PEIR): Reflective analysis of collaborative design & innovation processes for multimedia eLearning. The Richard K Reznick Wilson Centre Research Day, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto & University Health Network, October 31, 2014.
    http://www.thewilsoncentre.ca/About/2014RichardReznickWilsonResearchDay.aspx
  • Lax, Leila R (presenter), Scardamalia, Marlene, Philip, Don, & Singh, Anita. Assessing. Knowledge Building Symmetries of Position, Power, & Participation of Family Physicians in a CME Course. Institute of Knowledge Innovation and Technology: Knowledge Building Summer Institute. August 7-10, 2012. University of Toronto, Canada. (Poster Presentation #3009); Theme Leader of Assessment for Knowledge Creation.
  • Lax, Leila R., Scardamalia, Marlene & Singh, Anita. Social Network Structural and Semantic Analyses of Collaborative Knowledge Building in a Web-based CME Program. CME Congress 2012, Toronto, Canada, May 30-June 2, 2012. (Poster)
  • Lax, L, Watt-Watson, J., McGillion, M., Hunter, J., Dubrowski, A., Lui, M., MacLennan, C., Knickle, K., Robb, A. & Lapeyre, J. Design Research Outcomes of an Interprofessional Pain Curriculum E-Learning Resource. Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Scholarship in Medical Education, Toronto, Canada, May 7-11, 2011. (Poster Presentation)
  • Smith, Cathy (presenter), Nelles, Laura Jayne, Lax, Leila, and Russell, Lynn. Improving Medical Communication Skills through Web-based Simulations. Association of Medical Education in Europe, Malaga, Spain, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2009.
  • Lax, Leila, Singh, Anita (presenter), Tamber, Anoo, and Kim, Hyon. Knowledge Building: Communities in an End-of-Life Care Distance Education Program. Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, On, May 22-24, 2009.
  • Cockburn, L., Raman-Wilms, L., Dao, T., Watt-Watson, J. Lax, L., Grad, H., McGillion, M., Hunter, J., Evaluating a comprehensive pain management plan (cpmp) to measure health science students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes for collaborative pain management. Canadian Pain Society Annual Meeting Calgary, Alberta May 2010.
  • Hunter, J., Watt-Watson, J. McGillion, M., Cameron, A., Richardson, D., Lowe, M., Dao, T., Lax, L., Grad, H., Raman-Wilms, L., Cockburn, L., Stinson, J., Pennefather, P., Schreiber, M., Gordon, A., Mock, D., Salter, M. A Mandatory interfaculty pre-licensure pain curriculum for 6 health science faculties. International Conference on Residency Education, Victoria, B.C. September 26, 2009/1300 poster abstract 173
  • Lax, L., Russell, L., Nelles, L.J., Tabak, D., Smith, C., Brierely, M., Park, J.H., and Hyman, A. Design Research Outcomes of the Communication & Cultural Competence Program for International Medical Graduates. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on E-Learning. Toronto, Ontario, July 2009.

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