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Registration for CAHSPR 2024 is now open
Early Bird Deadline: April 5, 2024

Sessions and Activities

The Great CAHSPR Networking Marathon

May 13, 2024 (7:30pm)

Everyone is welcome to join the Student Working Group (SWG) for The Great CAHSPR Networking Marathon. Come by the SWG booth during the conference to pick up your networking card and pin, then use the prompts on the card to start conversations with others at the conference. Show us your completed card at the SWG booth by the end of the day on the 15th to be entered in our prize draw.

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Dragon’s Den Pitch Competition

CAHSPR’s Student Working Group (SWG) is taking it up a notch this year at the annual CAHSPR conference!

WHAT? The CAHSPR SWG will be hosting a Dragons’ Den competition and awarding the top team with a $1,000 grant to conduct a small innovative project under the theme: informing accessible and equitable health systems in Canada. SIX teams will compete for the prize.

WHO? Teams can have up to a maximum of TWO trainees and ONE mentor. Trainees include: current graduate students, postdocs, early career researchers, and recent graduates outside academia (e.g., those who have graduated and taken up non-academic roles within the last five years). Mentors include: established researchers, leaders in non-academic positions (e.g., government, non-profit, corporate) related to health services and policy.

WHEN? The competition will take place on May 14th from 3:30-4:45 pm in-person at the CAHSPR conference.

PRESENTATIONS AND JUDGING: Presentations will be 3-minute pitches with up to 5 minutes of questions. At least 2 of the 3 minutes must be presented by the trainee(s). Pitches will be judged by three leaders in research and policy: Dr. Bryan Stirling, Dr. Meredith Vanstone, and Dr. Jennifer Zelmer. The average of judges’ scores will be used to select the top team.

The six selected teams will be contacted via email by May 7, 2024.

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Accessing Data Through DASH: HDRN Canada's Data Access Support Hub

Monday, May 13, 2024 (4:00pm to 5:00pm)

Are you a researcher seeking administrative health data from more than one province or territory in Canada? HDRN Canada’s Data Access Support Hub (DASH) offers coordinated services to researchers interested in accessing multi-regional datasets. Learn how DASH can help you navigate the data access process and discover the centralized services and tools available for researchers conducting multi-regional research.

Presented by Ali Anis

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Launching CAHSPR’s Mentorship Program

We have heard from the HSPR community about how valuable this will be and we have consulted with our partners in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and the United States to learn from their experiences and we believe we have created a stellar mentorship program that will be launched at CAHSPR24. There will be many opportunities at the conference to learn more, and to sign up as a mentor or a mentee. Be sure to renew your CAHSPR membership so you can be part of this exciting initiative!

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Visit the Patient and Caregiver Hub

At CAHSPR we are fully committed to the inclusion of those with lived experience in the HSPR research agenda in Canada. We will have a Patient and Caregiver Hub that will serve a number of purposes. The hub will provide a space for caregivers and patients to meet and to connect with each other. We are very excited about an innovative approach to engagement in the hub that we are planning. Researchers can sit down and talk to an experienced patient/caregiver partner about their research. This will facilitate the sharing of ideas about how to set a new standard for creating an engagement capable environment in the HSPR community. Experienced patient partners from the Patient Advisors Network (PAN) are partnering with CAHSPR in this initiative and PAN members are looking forward to meeting with researchers during the conference. While at the conference, sign up to meet with them – you’ll be glad you did.


The CAHSPR 2024 Call for Abstracts is now closed.

Abstract submission

2024 CAHSPR Call for International Abstracts is now closed

Submissions from members of HSRAANZ and HSRA UK only.

On January 19, 2024, CAHSPR announced the exciting collaboration between health service research organizations across the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand! Health Services Research UK (HSR UK), the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR), and the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) are joining forces in 2024 to share expertise and advance the profile of health services research worldwide. Learn more about this new collaboration.

Abstract submission