General Information

The conference begins on WEDNESDAY November 13 with workshops and an evening reception. The next two days will include keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, poster presentations and meetings.

Conference Objectives

  • To share the 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


  • UNBC Office of Graduate Studies
  • UNBC School of Nursing
  • BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North
  • UNBC Office of Research
  • Rural Health Services Research Network of BC
  • BC Nurses Union
  • Canadian Rural Health Research Society