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NOSM and the North Bay Regional Health Centre Combine Research Conferences

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

On June 7and 8, 2013, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) will be combining their conferences (Northern Health Research Conference, and the NBRHC Research Conference) into a single event. 

The two organizations share a common commitment to improving health care for Northern Ontarians. This will be NOSM's eighth annual conference and, building on the successes of the previous seven years, will grow through this collaboration with NBRHC. This two-day conference will be held at Canadore College in North Bay.

The conference will bring togetherNorthern Ontario clinicians, health professionals, academics, and learners, who are utilizing and sharing research and practices for the improvement of health care and education for the North. The conference will provide opportunities for collaboration and networking, and will highlight projects underway from community-based researchers, students, residents, and health professionals.

Over 60 presentations on a number of health-related topics relevant to clinical practice will be delivered. Additionally, the keynote address will be provided by Dr. Franco Vaccarino, Principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough and Vice President of the University of Toronto. Dr. Vaccarino's presentation is entitled Neuroscience and Discovery Research . This conference will provide an optimal opportunity for the development and planning of future collaboration and networking between researchers, academics, and health professionals in the area.

This conference will inspire discussion, facilitate research collaboration, and highlight the variety of health care research being completed by Northern researchers.

Additional information can be found on the NOSM website at www.nosm.ca/nhrc or the NBRHC website at http://www.nbrhc.on.ca/research/research-conference-e.aspx.


About the North Bay Regional Health Centre   

The North Bay Regional Health Centre is a unique healthcare organization with three primary roles. It provides acute care services to North Bay and its surrounding communities, it is the district referral centre providing specialist services for smaller communities in the area, and it is the specialized mental health service provider serving all of northeast Ontario. For further information visit our website at www.nbrhc.on.ca


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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research. 

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Phone: 705-662-7243
Email: klarkin@nosm.ca 


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