What's New

The Knowing About Research (KARes) Scholar Award is a one-time only award offered by the NSHRF in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Foundation. The KARes Scholar Award is being offered to a grade 12 student in each of the nine school boards (as listed by the Nova Scotia Department of Education) who will be attending a university or community college in Nova Scotia in 2015-16. To learn more about the KARes Scholar Award, click here

The NSHRF and the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) Board of Directors are very pleased to announce that Krista Connell, NSHRF CEO, has been appointed as Chair of the CASRAI-CA National Executive Council. 

 
“I am excited to take on this challenge.” said Krista. “Being able to understand, articulate and measure the impact of research is crucial to ensure ongoing public engagement, faith and support in research and is something that we hold in high regard at the NSHRF. Data is key and standardization critical. I am honored to be assisting in CASRAI’s mandate through this role.”
 
Janet Halliwell, Chair of the CASRAI Board of Directors, remarked: “I am delighted to welcome Krista Connell as Chair of the National Executive Council. We will benefit enormously from Krista’s understanding of the administrative challenges facing researchers and research funders, and even more her commitment to collective action to improve the research landscape.”
 
To learn more, click here

The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) is please to host the Annual Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology Workshop this year. This is a two day interdisciplinary workshop that will provide introductory skills in clinical epidemiology methods.

Dates: November 7 & 21, 2014
Location: Centre for Clinical Research (Victoria General Hospital Site), Room 114
Cost: $200.00
Application Deadline: October 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, including how to register, click here

Are you a Pillar III (Health Services and Policy) or IV (Population and Public Health) Researcher who has applied or is thinking about applying to one of the CIHR live pilots? We can help! Visit the NSHRF website to learn more about the REP and sign up to participate in activities.

Still have questions? On October 1, 2014 the NSHRF will be hosting an introductory teleconference about the Research Enhancement Project (REP). This will be an opportunity to hear about planned activities, how you can get involved and answer any questions you may have. To participate please send your contact information to leslie.power@gov.ns.ca

The presentation "Transforming Health Care: Three Big Ideas" is a public event that will include a keynote address by Dr. Danielle Martin, followed by a panelist-and-audience discussion.

Date: September 30, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School
               1855 Trollope Street, Halifax, NS

The Forum Moderator is Pauline Dakin, CBC News National Health/Medical Reporter. Panelists include: Dr. John Sullivan, Doctors Nova Scotia; Laura Fraser, Health Reporter, Chronicle Herald; Dr. Kathleen MacMillan, Director, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University; and Gerry Post, a patient and community activist. This public event offers an opportunity to be part of a thoughtful discussion about how we can make our health system more accessible, effective and sustainable. Please invite your colleagues and friends to attend this free public event!

For more information, including how to register, click here. Any inquiries can be addressed to InnovationForum@cdha.nshealth or (902) 473-7564.  

The Canadian Evaluation Society - Nova Scotia Chapter (CES-NS) will be hosting the workshop "Ethics in Evaluation." The workshop will be facilitated by Rob Czerny, CE, President of the Ethics Practitioners' Association of Canada. 

Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (registration starts at 12:30 p.m.)
Location: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Seminar Room

Cost
CES Member:
$50.00
Non-Member: $100.00
Student: $25.00

All registrations must be recieved by September 8. 2014. For more information, including details on registration, click here

 
Hosted by the Ontario Hospital Association, HealthAchieve is the largest health care conference and exhibition held by an association in North America. For the first time in its 90-year history, it's heading east with a satellite location in Halifax.
 
HealthAchieve East is a unique opportunity for health care professionals in the Atlantic provinces to take part in inspiring presentations broadcast live from Toronto, including an opening keynote by Michael E. Porter speaking about effective health care policy as well as hear from three inspiring TED Fellows. Delegates will also be able to network with an influential group of health care leaders, see and learn more about the latest innovations and developments, and participate in educational sessions designed to address current health care issues and concerns in the Atlantic provinces.
 
It's an unparalleled opportunity to Learn, Share and Evolve with local colleagues, and to glean insights from professionals in other jurisdictions.
 
Registration for this incredible two-day event is just $350. To register, click here

The NSHRF’s REAL Knowledge Program has sponsored three participants to attend the Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Summer Institute. Held in Quebec City from June 9-11, 2014, the purpose of this SI is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of knowledge translation research as well as opportunities and challenges in this field. The SI will provide participants with the chance to network with colleagues including national and international KT experts. The theme of the 2014 SI is “Knowledge Translation for 4 Ps (patients, providers, public and policymakers).

We caught up with the three successful participants to learn more about what they want to achieve at the KT Summer Institute. To read more, click here.  

We will be speaking to them again to learn more about their experience at the camp upon their return. Check back then!