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14th Annual Canadian Rural Health Research Society

Edmonton, Alberta
September 20, 2015 to September 22, 2015

Host Organization:
Canadian Rural Health Research Society

Canadian Rural Health Research Society Secretariat
Phone: (306) 966-7888 - E-mail: crhrs-scrsr@usask.ca
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
www.radisson.com/edmonton.ca
http://crhrs-scrsr.usask.ca/edmonton2015/attend.php

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 4th, 2015

The conference begins on SUNDAY September 20th with 2 workshops. The next two days will include keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, poster presentations and meetings.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This conference will attract a broad audience and will provide opportunities to researchers, healthcare
managers, clinical service providers, physicians,
community and aboriginal health agency workers,
evaluators, and students.
This conference will share and discuss current findings on rural and Northern health issues and explore means for enhancing communication between front line workers, community members, researchers and policy makers.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

• To share stories about successes and challenges in delivering health services to rural or Northern populations
• To share findings of recent and ongoing research on rural or Northern health
• To share innovations at the front lines
• To connect the health of rural and Northern people to their environments
• To discuss intervention strategies and policy approaches designed to assist rural residents and their communities in achieving the best possible health outcomes
• To network and facilitate partnerships involving
• researchers and decision makers in new interdisciplinary research teams
• To share successful methods of knowledge translation
• To discuss ways in which rural researchers and decision makers can work together in developing policy-relevant research and creating evidence-informed rural health policie

WORKSHOPS: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH RESEARCH WITH RURAL AND NORTHERN COMMUNITIES (12:30 - 14:30)
This workshop is intended for researchers, practitioners and policy makers who are interested in learning about the fundamentals of community-based research directed at moving research findings to action. During this interactive session we will: highlight key components of community based research to integrate into research proposals and plans; identify strategies for implementing effective community-based research and identify the successes and challenges from the perspective of both academic researchers and community research partners. The presenters will highlight specific strategies and approaches through case examples of current research with rural and northern communities.

E-HEALTH DELIVERY OF HEALTH SERVICES FOR RURAL AND NORTHERN POPULATIONS (15:00 - 17:00)
This 2-hour interactive workshop will provide an introduction to E- health and its use in rural and northern settings. The session will cover the basic concepts of e-health and present several case studies examining the uses and limitations of delivering various types of health services electronically to patients in rural and northern communities in Canada and elsewhere. The presentations and the discussion will be of interest to researchers, graduate students, clinicians and policy makers interested in the implementation of technology-based solutions to the challenges of rural and northern health care.

 

Better research ... better decisions ... better health
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