Join us on June 6 for the 2018 PHCRI Research Day. This event will feature the announcement of the Research and Mission Award winner and an update from PHCRI about the ongoing research taking place at the research centres. A keynote speaker will be announced shortly.
The 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research is the premier gathering in Canada for those working in all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic.
The conference, also known as CAHR 2018, will be held April 26th-29th, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia. The co-chairs for CAHR 2018 will be Dr. Hélène Côté (University of British Columbia) and Dr. Melanie Murray (University of British Columbia).
This year’s conference theme is Celebrating our Diversity: Uniting in the Response to HIV
This year at CAHR 2018, we endeavour to acknowledge and celebrate diversity among both people with lived experience of HIV, as well as among HIV researchers. More than ever members of the community and key affected populations are generating ground-breaking research. In this quest against HIV, we have learned that we can accomplish more together when we embrace our diversity as people with unique lived experiences, perspectives and ideas to contribute. Uniting groups of researchers from multiple tracks – health care professionals, community workers, academics, trainees, educators, activists, volunteers, people with lived experience of HIV, and policy makers – we have many objectives to pursue in order to improve the lives of people living with HIV, and prevent new infections.
Fuse 2018 will focus on how best to produce, integrate, and communicate research evidence to help develop and evaluate policies in public health. Together, we will explore the use of research evidence in public health policymaking from around the world to discover what’s working, what’s not, and what are the trends, issues, and policy-related challenges across jurisdiction and sectors.
There will be a focus on both the practice and the science behind using evidence to inform public health policies. Presentations from various jurisdictions will focus on five themes:
- Economic evidence
- Practice-based evidence
- Communicating evidence
- Diversity in public health policy
- Partnerships between researchers and policy makers
Within these themes, attention will be paid to cross-cutting issues such as public and community engagement, issues around data, public and patient involvement, inter-sectoral partnerships, complexity and impact of jurisdictional issues.
This conference will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, public health practitioners and other research users with an interest in public and population health. Participants will learn from keynote presentations, debate panels, abstract presentations and from each other about the impact of jurisdictional issues, challenges in data access, inter-sectoral partnerships, complexity and perspectives on the most effective ways of incorporating evidence into the process of policymaking.
Public Health 2018 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.
Anyone who is interested in improving the health and well-being of the entire population should be attending this conference. Public Health 2018 is the meeting place for a wide range of disciplines and sectors, at various career stages, all striving for a common goal. The conference may be of particular interest to: academics and researchers; students/trainees; policy-makers, administrators and managers; health promotion workers; front-line public health workers; media; people working in urban, rural, remote and small communities and anyone with an interest in public health.