14th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society

September 20th - 22nd, 2015 Edmonton, Alberta

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The 14th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society will be held in Edmonton, Alberta. This conference will attract a broad audience including healthcare managers, clinical service providers, physicians, community and aboriginal health agency workers, researchers, evaluators, and students. It will provide opportunities for researchers, decision makers, practitioners, policy makers, graduate students, community members and other stakeholders interested in the health and well-being of rural and Northern residents and communities. Attendees of this conference will share and discuss current findings on rural and northern health issues and explore means for enhancing communication between front line workers, community members, researchers and policy makers.

Conference Objectives

  • To share stories about successes and challenges in delivering health services to rural or Northern populations
  • To share findings of recent and ongoing research on rural or Northern health
  • To share innovations at the front lines
  • To connect rural and Northern environments with its people and health
  • To discuss intervention strategies and policy approaches designed to assist rural residents and their communities in achieving the best possible health outcomes
  • To network and facilitate partnerships involving researchers and decision makers in new interdisciplinary research teams
  • To share successful methods of knowledge translation
  • To discuss ways in which rural researchers and decision makers can work together in developing policy-relevant research and creating evidence-informed rural health policies