• May 26
    2022

    Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) - Keeping up with Knowledge Translation

    • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Keeping up with Knowledge Translation

      The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) presents Keeping up with Knowledge Translation, a capacity development series. Each session will touch on both the practice and science of KT and will highlight researchers and organizations in the Maritimes. 

      The webinar series will be of interest to key stakeholders across the health care community including health care professionals, Patient Partners, trainees, policy-makers, and researchers.

      This series takes place every second month.

      Session 7: The Science and Practice of Learning Health Systems 

      What is a Learning Health System (LHS)? How can Learning Health Systems be used to improve the health system, health care and the experiences of patients? In this session, our speakers will discuss the components of an LHS and describe an example of an LHS approach in practice.

      Presenter(s):

      Dr. Mari Somerville, Health System Impact Fellow, IWK Health and Dalhousie University

      Mari Somerville is a postdoctoral researcher and health system impact fellow at IWK Health and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Her current research uses a learning health system framework to evaluate and improve patient safety for women and children at IWK Health. Mari received her PhD from Griffith University and previously graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Public Health. Her other areas of research include health service delivery for patients who access pediatric emergency departments and for children with medical complexity, nutrition care delivery in the primary care setting, and chronic disease prevention.

      Brigette Sonier-Ferguson, Vice-President of University Mission, Vitalité Health Network

      Originally from Neguac, Brigitte Sonier-Ferguson earned a bachelor’s and a master’s in biochemistry from the Université de Moncton in 2001 and 2005, respectively. She also undertook doctoral studies in biochemistry/immunology at the University of Ottawa from 2005 to 2010.

      Ms. Sonier-Ferguson joined Vitalité Health Network in 2010, more specifically, the Training and Research Sector, of which she has been the director since 2015. During this period, she was responsible for the development and review of the strategic plan for the Network’s university mission, which is one of the cornerstones of the Network’s new 2020–2023 Strategic Plan.

      In addition to her duties within New Brunswick’s Francophone health authority, Ms. Sonier-Ferguson also sits on several boards of directors and national committees related to health research and various university partners.

      She has received a number of awards in the course of her career, including “Le Prisme” as graduate of the year of the Faculty of Science of the Université de Moncton in 2018 and the Excellence in Management and Leadership Award of Vitalité Health Network in 2018.

      Ms. Sonier-Ferguson is currently a doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of New Brunswick.

      Register now!

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  • May 26
    2022

    C17 Hybrid meeting: Decentralized Clinical Trials

    • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Decentralized Clinical Trials are on the increase in Canada and around the world.  Join us on May 26th to hear about what is happening in Canada.

      First Presentation:  A Canadian Model.

      Stephen Sundquist,  Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network and Diana Kato, Manger Operations, Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network will speak about The Canadian Remote Access Framework for Clinical Trials (CRAFTwhich helps enable clinical trial participation for patients who live far from the healthcare site where the trial is primarily offered.

      Second Presentation:  Lessons From Conducting 100% Virtual Trial

      Dimitri Fitsialos, founder of Integrated Therapeutic Solutions will provide information on the 100% virtual study ongoing currently.  It has been an exciting trials with lots of lessons learned.

      Third Presentation:  A Site Perspective

      Seneca Harrison, ECO Quality Clinical Research will speak to decentralized trials and diversity.  They are currently involved in these trials which are enrolling indigenous participants.  He will discuss the challenges and rewards.

      Other speaker to be announced SOON!

      This will be a HYBRID meeting – small number in person and the rest will attend virtually.  For those attending in person, you must be vaccinated AND be masked for attendance.

      To learn more and to register, please visit the event webpage.

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  • May 31
    2022

    University of Alberta Dean's Lecture Series - Precision Health

    • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Join Dr. Russ Greiner for the next Dean's Lecture Series: Precision Health where he will discuss medical applications of machine learning and its use in patient-specific treatment.

      Happening Tuesday, May 31 at 8 a.m.

      RSVP: bit.ly/3siarmK

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  • Jun 01
    2022

    Inventures 2022

    • Time: All Day
    • WHO IS INVENTURES FOR?

      INVESTORS

      Connect with entrepreneurs, startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking partners, advisors and capital. Inventures is a one-stop opportunity to assess fast-growing players and discover investment gems!

      ENTREPRENEURS

      Access investors, thought leaders and fellow entrepreneurs through keynotes, panels, pitch competitions and informal networking opportunities. Come pitch the pros!

      RESEARCHERS, ACADEMICS & THOUGHT LEADERS

      Inventures provides multiple programming streams for discovery, sharing and deeper learning in emerging and transforming industries. This is your front-row seat to innovation!

      BUSINESS, INVESTMENT AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDERS

      Showcase solutions for the startup, scale and spread of networks that tap into and feed the exponential growth of the global innovation knowledge hub. Be where the future is!

      More details to follow, please visit the event website to learn more.

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  • Jun 02
    2022

    Inventures 2022

    • Time: All Day
    • WHO IS INVENTURES FOR?

      INVESTORS

      Connect with entrepreneurs, startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking partners, advisors and capital. Inventures is a one-stop opportunity to assess fast-growing players and discover investment gems!

      ENTREPRENEURS

      Access investors, thought leaders and fellow entrepreneurs through keynotes, panels, pitch competitions and informal networking opportunities. Come pitch the pros!

      RESEARCHERS, ACADEMICS & THOUGHT LEADERS

      Inventures provides multiple programming streams for discovery, sharing and deeper learning in emerging and transforming industries. This is your front-row seat to innovation!

      BUSINESS, INVESTMENT AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDERS

      Showcase solutions for the startup, scale and spread of networks that tap into and feed the exponential growth of the global innovation knowledge hub. Be where the future is!

      More details to follow, please visit the event website to learn more.

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  • Jun 03
    2022

    Inventures 2022

    • Time: All Day
    • WHO IS INVENTURES FOR?

      INVESTORS

      Connect with entrepreneurs, startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking partners, advisors and capital. Inventures is a one-stop opportunity to assess fast-growing players and discover investment gems!

      ENTREPRENEURS

      Access investors, thought leaders and fellow entrepreneurs through keynotes, panels, pitch competitions and informal networking opportunities. Come pitch the pros!

      RESEARCHERS, ACADEMICS & THOUGHT LEADERS

      Inventures provides multiple programming streams for discovery, sharing and deeper learning in emerging and transforming industries. This is your front-row seat to innovation!

      BUSINESS, INVESTMENT AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDERS

      Showcase solutions for the startup, scale and spread of networks that tap into and feed the exponential growth of the global innovation knowledge hub. Be where the future is!

      More details to follow, please visit the event website to learn more.

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  • Jun 17
    2022

    Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) Research Day 2022

    • Time: All Day
    • The CVRI is hosting its inaugural Research Day 2022 on June 17th in-person at the Katz Atrium and Lecture Theatre at the University of Alberta.

      This one day event continues the long standing tradition of acknowledging and celebrating cardiac research at the University of Alberta under the new umbrella of the CVRI. It will bring together researchers, students, administrators and community members alike - a key opportunity with there having been so few over the past couple of years - and include presentations on local research projects, keynote lectures and networking opportunities for future research collaborations.

      This webpage will be updated with details regarding the program, speakers, abstract presentations, sponsors and networking plans as they are finalized. In the meantime, please plan to join us and REGISTER NOW!

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  • Jun 20
    2022

    Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI) Research Day 2022

    • Time: All Day
    • ATI Research Day is an annual conference highlighting the latest in donation and transplantation research. We are hoping to bring together graduate trainees, faculty members, patients, family of patients, living donors and clinicians for discussing exciting advancements in the donation and transplantation fields. This year, we are proud to host the annual ATI Research Day via a hybrid format on June 20 and June 21.

      The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Beth Foster from McGill University. Our keynote speaker will be presenting in person at the University of Alberta, and the seminar will be streamed on Zoom for remote participants as well. 

      Tentative Agenda:

      *The in-person sessions on June 20th will take place at the Allard Family Lecture Theatre (Katz 1080).

      Monday: June 20, 2022

      • 1:00-1:15 Welcome from the ATI Director and keynote introduction (hybrid)
      • 1:15-2:15 Keynote`s presentation (Dr. Beth Foster) (hybrid)
      • 2:15-2:30 Break
      • 2:30-3:30 Presentation and feedback on ATI Strategic Plan (hybrid)
      • 3:30-4:30 Career development session for graduate students (virtual)
      • 3:30-4:30 Accredited workshop for fellows/residents (virtual)

      Tuesday: June 21, 2022

      • 8:30-9:30 Concurrent selected talks session I (virtual)
      • 9:30-9:45 Break
      • 9:45-10:45 Concurrent talks session II (virtual)
      • 10:45-11:00 Break
      • 11:00-12:00 Special panel on mental health and its research needs with the Patient, Family and Donor partners (PFDs) (virtual)
      • 12:00-12:30 Closing remarks and best talk award announcements (virtual)


      Registration is now open and the deadline for abstract submission is May 15th, 2022.

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  • Jun 21
    2022

    Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI) Research Day 2022

    • Time: All Day
    • ATI Research Day is an annual conference highlighting the latest in donation and transplantation research. We are hoping to bring together graduate trainees, faculty members, patients, family of patients, living donors and clinicians for discussing exciting advancements in the donation and transplantation fields. This year, we are proud to host the annual ATI Research Day via a hybrid format on June 20 and June 21.

      The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Beth Foster from McGill University. Our keynote speaker will be presenting in person at the University of Alberta, and the seminar will be streamed on Zoom for remote participants as well. 

      Tentative Agenda:

      *The in-person sessions on June 20th will take place at the Allard Family Lecture Theatre (Katz 1080).

      Monday: June 20, 2022

      • 1:00-1:15 Welcome from the ATI Director and keynote introduction (hybrid)
      • 1:15-2:15 Keynote`s presentation (Dr. Beth Foster) (hybrid)
      • 2:15-2:30 Break
      • 2:30-3:30 Presentation and feedback on ATI Strategic Plan (hybrid)
      • 3:30-4:30 Career development session for graduate students (virtual)
      • 3:30-4:30 Accredited workshop for fellows/residents (virtual)

      Tuesday: June 21, 2022

      • 8:30-9:30 Concurrent selected talks session I (virtual)
      • 9:30-9:45 Break
      • 9:45-10:45 Concurrent talks session II (virtual)
      • 10:45-11:00 Break
      • 11:00-12:00 Special panel on mental health and its research needs with the Patient, Family and Donor partners (PFDs) (virtual)
      • 12:00-12:30 Closing remarks and best talk award announcements (virtual)


      Registration is now open and the deadline for abstract submission is May 15th, 2022.

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