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Dr. Roger Strasser, AM

Dr. Roger Strasser is a leader in the global reform of health professional education. Recognizing the importance of context and community in medical education and research, Dr. Strasser has gained an international reputation for developing and refining novel strategies to train health professionals in and for rural communities. As a result of his formative work in his field, Dr. Strasser has become one of the world’s foremost authorities in rural, socially accountable medical education, as well as a sought-after speaker and advisor.  Full Bio

TOPIC: Enhancing Rural Health Research in Canada

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Dr. Vivian R Ramsden

Dr. Vivian R Ramsden, a Registered Nurse, is Professor & Director of the Research Division, Department of Academic Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Her background spans both critical care in acute care settings and primary health care in urban, rural, First Nations and international communities. Dr. Ramsden is a passionate advocate for participatory health research; thus, her research interests are in: participatory health research and evaluation; primary health care; mixed methods; and, prevention & management of chronic diseases. Her unique strengths and vision have led to the creation of: an innovative competency-based curriculum related; evidence-informed co-created community-based prevention programs; and, changes in health policy. She is an Honorary Member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

TOPIC: Participatory health research: What does authentic engagement in grants, presentations and manuscripts look like?

2:45pm – 3:15pm

David Murray, CEO & President

David Murray is the President and CEO of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre.  SLMHC is a Centre of Excellence for First Nations and northern health care and serves the Sioux Lookout and the 30 First Nations communities north of Sioux Lookout.

Before joining SLMHC Dave was the CEO of the Waterloo Wellington CCAC. Prior to holding this position he held other CEO positions within the health care sector, such as inaugural CEO of the North East LHIN, President and CEO of the nationally recognized Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie and CEO of the Kenora Rainy River CCAC.

Dave was originally involved in the Ministry of Health's Comprehensive Health Organization program known as Unicare CHO in the Rainy River district. He has always been a strong advocate for the north and health services for rural and isolated communities. He has an MBA and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree. He also holds the Certified Health Executive designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

TOPIC: Small Program - Big Results" How research is making a difference in front line healthcare delivery in First Nation communities.

3:15pm – 3:45pm