2016 NHRC Conference
June 24-25, 2016
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s Northern Health Research Conference—more commonly known as the NHRC—has been held annually since 2006. The NHRC is hosted in communities across NOSM’s wider campus of Northern Ontario and provides an opportunity for researchers and students in the region to present their research and exchange ideas. Over the last 10 years, the conference has travelled to Huntsville, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sioux Lookout, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Timmins.
Sault Ste. Marie was the first host partner in this endeavour. This Naturally Gifted community, located at the very centre of NOSM’s two host universities was critical to the success of the NHRC by taking the leap to host our first conference in 2006. The success was so tremendous that the conference returned to Sault Ste. Marie in 2007 and 2016 marked the third Northern Health Research Conference hosted in Sault Ste. Marie on the Traditional Ojibway territory of Batchewana First Nation and the neighbouring community of Garden River First Nation.
This conference demonstrates NOSM’s commitment to research, health care, and education to the people of Northern Ontario and beyond. The NHRC explores research activities rising from community-based activities and highlights projects underway from students, residents, and community-based researchers. The conference provides opportunities for collaboration and networking.
The 2016 Northern Health Research Conference was jointly held with the International Conference on Community Engaged Medical Education in the North (ICEMEN).