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2006 Northern Health Research Conference
Presentations

Keynote Speaker - Mr. Borys Chabursky, President and founder of SHI Consulting

Jennifer Holland, MLIS, Research Assistant, Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University;  Alexander Lyubechansky, MA, MLIS, Director, Northern Ontario Virtual Library (NOVL);  R. Brian Haynes, MD, PhD, Director, Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University.
McMaster Premium Literature Service (PLUS): An Evidence-based Medicine Information Service Delivered in Collaboration with the Northern Ontario Virtual Library

Jennifer Michaud, BScN, RN, Northeastern Ontario Regional Telehealth Coordinator, NORTH Network;  Laurie Sherrington, RN, Northwestern Ontario Regional Telehealth Coordinator, NORTH Network.
Home is Where the Heart Is: Videoconferenced Cardiac Rehabilitation for Rural Northerners

Bruce Minore, Research Director (Lakehead Site), Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research;  Margaret Boone, Chief Operating Officer, Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs;  Alison Arthur, Thunder Bay District Program Manager, Integrated Services for Northern Children;  Mary Ellen Hill, Senior Researcher (Lakehead Site), Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research.
Finding Ways to Provide Integrated Services for Children with Special Needs in Rural and Remote Parts of Northern Ontario  

Cathy McCullough, RN, CCN (C ), CHF Clinic Nurse, Group Health Centre;  Dr. D. Crookston, Physician, Health Promotions Initiatives Team, Algoma District Medical Group, Group Health Centre;  Dr. M.T. Mathew, Cardiologist, Algoma District Medical Group, Group Health Centre. 
Leadership in Community Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Program Decreases Re-admission Rates 

Dr. Gayle Broad, Algoma University College;  Amy Boyer, BA (Hons), Research Assistant, Algoma University College and member of Batchewana First Nation.

Indigenous Perceptions of Well-Being: Understanding the Strengths of Indigenous Communities 

John C. Hogenbirk, MSc, Senior Researcher, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, Laurentian University; Ricardo Ramirez, PhD, Assitant Professor, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph;   Raymond W. Pong, PhD, Research Director, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research;  Kevin Houghton, CA, Telehealth Program Manager, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telehealth;  Brian Walmark, Research Director, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute;  Donna Williams, RN, Regional Telehealth Coordinator, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telehealth
Factors Explaining Uptake of Telehealth in First Nations Communities: the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telehealth Experience 

Barbara Eles, BScN RN, Sudbury & District Health Unit;  Darshaka Malaviarachchi, Epidemiologist, MSc
Heart Health Rural Outreach Project Evaluation: Implications for Public Health and Medical Practitioners 

Lesley McBain, Department of Georgraphy, University of Saskatchewan.
GoingBeyond the "One and Only Purpose": Resistance in Northern Nursing 

Dr. Connie H. Nelson, Professor, School of Social Work, Lakehead University ;  Dr. Jungwee Park, Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada.
Mental Health and Well-being in Northern Ontario, 2002 

Barbara Zelek MD CCFP Marathon Family Practice ; Eliseo Orrantia, MD, CCFP, MSc., Marathon Family Practice, Marathon, Ontario;  Heather Poole, BScH., McMaster University PhD candidate, Hamilton, Ontario;  Jessica Strike, BSc., University of Ottawa medical student, Ottawa, Ontario.
Home or Away? Factors Affecting Birth Choices in a Rural Community 

Marina Ulanova, Associate Professor, Medical Sciences Division, NOSM.
Syk Tyrosine Kinase is an Important Regulator of Pro-inflammatory Signaling in Lung Epithelium 

Lenore Manitowabi, Program Support Worker, Noojmowin Teg Health Centre and Manitoulin First Nations Research Review Committee Member;  Lorrilee McGregor, Manitoulin First Nations Research Review Committee Member.
Guidelines for Ethical Aboriginal Research: The Development of Community-based Aboriginal Research Guidelines 

Suzanne Lamoureux & Kerri Loney, Clinical Dietitians, Supportive Care Program & Supportive Care Oncology Research Unit of the Regional Cancer Program of the Hôpital Régionale de Sudbury Regional Hospital.
Improving Access to Nutrition Counselling Using A Nutrition Referral Priority Rating System at the Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital 

Denis Heng, Research Associate, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research;  Raymond W. Pong, Research Director, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research.
The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: Key Factors Influencing Choice of Practice Locations of Family Physicians at Four Different Career Points 

Ms. Amanda Maranzan, Coordinator, Practice-Based Research, Health Sciences North/NOSM; Ms. Sue Berry, Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, NOSM;  Dr. William Montelpare, Professor, School of Kinesiology, Lakehead University.
Research Skills Development for Health Professionals: The Practice Based Research Initiative 

Robbie Goddard, Psychometrist, St Joseph's Care Group - Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital.
The Effects of a Smoking Ban on an Inpatient Psychiatric Program 

Dr Amanda Hey, Clinical Lead, Preventive Oncology and Screening, Regional Cancer Program, Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital (RCP-HRSRH);  Carolyn Jackson, Regional Administrator, Ontario Breast Screening Program, RCP-HRSRH;  Merci Miron Black, Nurse Examiner, Ontario Breast Screening Program, RCP-HRSRH;  Denise Gauthier-Frohlick, Research Officer, Supportive Care Oncology Research Unit, RCP-HRSRH.
Image-Guided Core Breast Biopsy: Implementing Guidelines into Community Practice 

Cynthia MacKay, RD, CDE, Dept Head, Algoma Diabetes Education and Care (ADEC) Program, Group Health Centre; Dr. Pauline Bragaglia, Algoma District Medical Group, Group Health Centre. 
Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Insulin Adjustment Benefits the Patient with Diabetes 

Dr. Pauline Bragaglia, Algoma District Medical Group, Group Health Centre;  Cynthia MacKay, RD, CDE, Dept Head, Algoma Diabetes Education and Care (ADEC) Program, Group Health Centre.
The Health Promotion Initiative in Diabetes (HPID) Outcomes Management Program at the Group Health Centre: A 5-year Experience Demonstrating Improved Outcomes That Have Been Sustained

 

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