2018 NHRC Conference
September 20-22, 2018
The 13th annual Northern Health Research Conference was held in Kenora, Ontario. This was a special year as it was Dr. Roger Strasser’s last NHRC as Dean and CEO of NOSM. From the beginning, Dr. Strasser has been a supporter of NHRC and research programs in the north. A new Dr. Roger Strasser Founding Dean NHRC Travel Award was created in his honour to provide funds to support a NOSM leaner to attend future NHRC meetings.
A wide range of research was presented this year from the molecular to the whole society. Close to 100 participants attended to share their results, advance knowledge and network with other medical researchers.
The Lake of the Woods Health Sciences Campus were wonderful hosts showing off Kenora and the great work that is happening in that community. Additionally, the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Catherine Cook, delivered an outstanding address Indigenous Health Research: A Building Block for Equity for Indigenous People that was informative and thought provoking.