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2013 NHRC Conference

NOSM and the North Bay Regional Health Centre Combine Research Conferences

On June 7and 8, 2013, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) combined 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 was NOSM’s eighth annual conference and, building on the successes of the previous seven years, grew through this collaboration with NBRHC. This two-day conference was held at Canadore College in North Bay.

The conference brought together Northern 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 provided opportunities for collaboration and networking, and highlighted 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 were delivered. Additionally, the keynote address was provided by Dr. Franco Vaccarino, Principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough and Vice President of the University of Toronto. Dr. Vaccarino’s presentation was entitled Neuroscience and Discovery Research. This conference provides an optimal opportunity for the development and planning of future collaboration and networking between researchers, academics, and health professionals in the area.

The conference inspired discussion, facilitated research collaboration, and highlighted the variety of health care research being completed by Northern researchers.