Seventh National Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society


All workshops will be held on October 19, 2006.

1. Knowledge Translation

A dialogue in Aboriginal Health: NCCAH
9:00 – 12:00

The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) will host a dialogue that will explore the opportunities that health research brings to Aboriginal communities. This workshop will feature keynote speakers and will invite participants to share their thoughts in a roundtable discussion of KT strategies.

2. Symposium on Knowledge Translation
Paving a Road to Success: CCHSA/NCCEH
13:00 – 17:00

A keynote speaker will define knowledge translation and discuss a conceptual framework and approaches, including success factors and obstacles to knowledge translation. Speakers representing research, policy development and industry will share their success stories related to the exchange and application of specific knowledge. A breakout session will follow to allow for group discussion. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) and the National Collaborating Centre and Environmental Health (NCCEH).

3. Building Successful Teams for Research: BCRRHRN
9:00 – 17:00

Increasingly, the interdisciplinary, collaborative and communitybased research team is a common structure. This full day
workshop sponsored by the British Columbia Rural and Remote Health Research Network has two goals:

1. To better understand the complex world of the interdisciplinary, collaborative and often community-based
research team. (Morning)

2. To explore the research agenda for specific areas of rural and remote health research. (Afternoon).  The morning session will include a panel discussion with full audience participation focusing on the issues, challenges and opportunities faced when forming a collaborative research team and participating as a member of such a team.
The afternoon will feature themed research forums identified as a result of the following: Call for Proposals from BC
Researchers for Thematic Research Forums.

For a full explanation of this opportunity, please visit the BCRRNRN website at: and look under “News & Events.”