Oct
9
3:00 PM15:00

QUEST-SJ October Meeting

1.    Hot Topic: Sex and Gender in Qualitative Health Research

The consideration of sex and gender within health research has been shown to be important (see background reading below). In light of this most funding agencies require this consideration be included within applications. Dr. Natasha Hanson (Social Anthropology)will lead a discussion on the inclusion of sex and gender within the design and analyses of qualitative health research.

 

Optional background reading materials: 

1.     Johnson, J. L., Greaves, L., & Repta, R. (2009). Better science with sex and gender: Facilitating the use of a sex and gender-based analysis in health research. International Journal for Equity in Health, 8(1), 14. doi:10.1186/1475-9276-8-14                                  

https://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-9276-8-14

2.     CIHR. 2014. Science fact or science fiction: Does PMS exist? Issue 3. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/documents/igh_mythbuster_pms-en.pdf

3.     CIHR. 2014. Science fact or science fiction: Is depression in men overlooked? Issue 2. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/documents/igh_mythbuster_depression-en.pdf

 

 

2.    Methodological Focus of the Month:Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Data

Increasingly, health research is interested in using both qualitative and quantitative data to answer their research questions of interest. But how do you integrate this information to tell the research story? Dr. Bryn Robinson (Horizon Health) will share her own experiences in working with both types of data, using examples of health research to highlight some ways these two seemingly opposing forces can be combined for optimal storytelling.

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Sep
19
to Sep 21

Healthy Living Health Life

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. Thank you for your submissions.

The Healthy Living, Healthy Life 2018 (HLHL 2018) conference, is focused on interprofessional, collaborative, and multi-stakeholder engagement. Presentations, e-posters, panels, and workshops will explore evidence and new innovations that transform and create capacity for healthy living across the life span. We encourage people working with individuals, organizations, and populations to submit abstracts on the following:

  • Collaborative health, wellbeing, & wellness-focused research, education, & approaches.
  • Methods, tools, evaluation, & outcome measures in collaborative health research & practices.
  • Health, wellbeing, and wellness-focused innovations in communities and policies.
  • Health equity, inclusion, diversity, and social determinants of health.

Healthy Living Health Life

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Jun
15
8:00 AM08:00

Northwood Research Synposium

Northwood’s 8th Annual Research Symposium Research in Aging, Continuing Care and Beyond

“Our 8th annual research symposium is happening Friday, June 15th, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites located at 15 Spectacle Lake Dr.

This year’s topic, “Research in Aging, Continuing Care and Beyond,” explores some of the exciting new initiatives and ground-breaking research projects that are expanding our knowledge of elder care. We hope you enjoy your day with us and gain a new appreciation of the work being done to help seniors live life to the fullest.”

WHEN: Friday, June 15  8 am to 4 pm

WHERE: Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites located at 15 Spectacle Lake Dr. Dartmouth

HOW MUCH
Single Registration - $60
Senior 65+ - $25
Student - $25
Northwood Staff - No charge

More information.

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Jun
4
9:30 AM09:30

Primary Health Care Research Day Hosted

Primary Health Care Research Day 2018

When: June 4, 2018

Where:  Double Tree by Hilton, 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS

Who: Patients and community members, students, residents, faculty, researchers, health care providers, policy and decision makers, and the primary health care research community.

Why: To highlight primary health care research being conducted in the province, while providing a forum to meet, share work, make connections, and build relationships.

REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE RESERCH DAY 2018 IS NOW OPEN. REGISTER NOW!

THE DEADLINE FOR PATIENT BURSARY APPLICATIONS IS MAY 14, 2018. APPLY NOW!

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Jun
3
to Jun 8

CUIERIP 5th annual week long program

Pîjashig, Tunngasugit, Tawaw

Welcome to the Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP).

CUIERIP is a week-long summer institute where Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers learn about the ethics of research with Indigenous communities, particularly First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada. Participants learn in a collaborative environment and are led by Carleton faculty, research ethics professionals, and community-based researchers. This year’s institute will take place between Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 and Friday, June 8th, 2018. This year we have added informative videos for our participants to further enhance their knowledge.

Whether you are a graduate student starting a new project or an experienced researcher who wants to return to the evolving field of Indigenous research ethics, you leave CUIERIP with new perspectives and skillsets.

Carleton University acknowledges the location of its campus on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.

The CUIERIP Development Team would like to acknowledge the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research for its support in the development of this Institute. We would like to acknowledge the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and SETS for their support. In addition we would like to acknowledge the Panel on Research Ethics [PRE], the Canadian Institute of Health Research [CIHR], and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [NSERC] for their support.

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Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

UNBSJ Networking BBQ

UNB Saint John Quad

100 Tucker Park Road

Saint John, NB

DESCRIPTION

Winter is thawing and Summer is on its way! Let us treat you to an afternoon BBQ! This social gathering is complimentary for attendees and offers the opportunity to network with UNB researchers and staff, industry, government employees, and funding agencies. This event is geared towards those who are interested in engaging in the research and entrepreneurial activities at UNB. Register here

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Jun
1
to Jun 5

Health Technology Assessment International 2018 Annual Meeting

Strengthening the Evidence-to-Action Connection

With terms such as “fake news”, “alternative facts”, and “post-truth” now in common parlance, it is more important than ever that researchers, policymakers, health care practitioners, technology developers, patients, and the public affirm their commitment to action based on evidence and collaborative approaches that will strengthen the evidence-to-action connection. The HTAi 2018 Annual meeting will provide an unparalleled opportunity to consider, debate and clarify the role of health technology assessment (HTA) in the health care ecosystem.

With three plenary sessions that all support the conference’s overarching theme of Strengthening the Evidence-to-Action Connection, the HTAi 2018 Annual Meeting will be a must-attend event for those in the global HTA community to consider and debate:

  • how HTA needs to change its approach to generating, synthesizing and presenting evidence in order to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world;
  • what is required to enable the implementation of evidence into evidence-informed policies and practices, and
  • what can be done to strengthen and accelerate the evidence-to-action connection.

As the leading global discussion platform for all stakeholders engaged in the efficient production and use of HTAs in decision-making, HTAi supports and promotes the development, communication, understanding and use of HTA around the world as a scientifically-based and interdisciplinary means of informing decision making on the use of effective technologies and the efficient use of resources in health care. HTAi welcomes all stakeholders – patients/consumers, health care providers, academic researchers, HTA agencies, payers, policy makers, industry – to join us.

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May
29
to May 31

Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research 2018 Conference

Shaping the Future of Canada’s Health Systems

Hotel Bonaventure
Montreal, Quebec May 29, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Registration is now live! Click here to register

Conference program will be available shortly

Hotel room block
Hotel Bonaventure
900 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H5A 1E4
Group Room rate: $199/per night
Telephone: 514-878-2332 or toll free at 1-800-267-2575 (Quote "2018 CAHSPR Conference")
Reserve before Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Reserve online by clicking here

Conference description

As its theme for the 2018 Scientific Conference, CAHSPR has chosen the topic of “Shaping the Future of Canada’s Health Systems”. 

The conference will explore the future of Canada’s healthcare system and consider how health services research can help to shape that future. 

Recently, researchers have focused on population health, considering the impact of social determinants of health, targeting vulnerable populations and understanding the value of patient input. How rapidly will these perspectives influence the health care system and disrupt the status quo?

Many researchers and decision makers are also working to understand the potential of new technologies and data sources. Will the digital revolutions we all experience in our every day lives become as pervasive in our healthcare system? Will disruptive technologies lead to changes in the social hierarchy of our healthcare professionals? How will changes in the age and gender of our providers impact our system?

All of us are engaged in research that seeks to answer these and other related questions. Our research results and our ability to communicate them to decision makers must play a major role in deciding what our future healthcare system looks like. 

Join us in Montreal for four exciting days on May 28, 29, 30 and 31 to explore these and other themes, catch up with friends and colleagues and make new acquaintances

DISCOUNT FOR PATIENTS
Patient representatives who are employed in the healthcare system will receive 50% off the category they fall into on the registration rate card.

Patient representatives who are not employed in the healthcare system will receive a flat rate of $200 for  early bird registration and $250 for regular registration.

For any questions, please contact Tammy Parent at tammy@f2fe.com.

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May
24
to May 26

University of Toronto Indigenous Health Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd biennial Indigenous Health Conference (IHC): Walking Together which will occur May 24–26th, 2018 in Toronto at the Hilton Meadowvale. This interdisciplinary conference is designed to help health care providers understand how Indigenous ways of knowing with respect to health and well-being can be utilized in health care approaches for Indigenous peoples.

Health care providers can play a critical role as advocates and leaders for the improved health status of Indigenous individuals, families, and communities. The release of the Government of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report highlighted that reconciliation and improved health outcomes for Indigenous peoples can only be achieved through a commitment to maintaining and respecting relationships with Indigenous peoples. Indigenous ways of knowing and Indigenous language are important factors to consider in this work. With this in mind, the theme for this year’s conference, Walking Together, will emphasize the importance of Indigenous knowledge in achieving this end.

Throughout the conference, selected abstracts from health care professionals, community partners and those involved in Indigenous Health will profile the work being done across Canada through posters, oral presentations and workshops. A job fair will help match health care providers with opportunities to work with Indigenous populations in rural and urban settings. IHC will also host a post-conference course on May 26, 2018 in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation on the impact of environmental issues on Indigenous Health. The Program will include topics such as mercury poisoning and how environmental contamination affects food security, Indigenous perspectives on the land, Indigenous consent and natural resource extraction. The day will be opened with an Elders Panel led by Jan Kahehti:io Longboat, and will give participants a lens through which to view the remaining content for the day.

The need to educate health care professionals on how to be knowledgeable and culturally safe providers has never been more relevant. Those interested in understanding how to work with Indigenous populations, how to talk about Indigenous issues and how to work within the health system to positively affect health outcomes for Indigenous populations are encouraged to attend.

Objectives include:

  1. Discuss some of the major health issues for Indigenous peoples in Canada and potential solutions to address them.
  2. Review how historical factors, such as colonization, have had a significant impact on the current health status of Indigenous peoples.
  3. Understand how Indigenous ways of knowing with respect to health and well-being can be utilized in healthcare approaches for Indigenous peoples and to promote Indigenous worldview and knowledge with support of the Knowledge Keeper, Healers and Elders.
  4. Educate health care providers on cultural competency and safety including frank discussions about systemic racism in healthcare for Indigenous peoples.
  5. Knowledge translation and dissemination of the most up to date health care research relevant to the health of Indigenous peoples and the formulation of ideas for future community-based research.
  6. Provide a networking opportunity for Indigenous community members, health care professionals, researchers and policymakers. Engage in respectful discussions on building trust to support the development of networks, partnerships and allyship.
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May
16
to May 18

Qualitatives - Qualitative Research Conference

The 35th Annual

Qualitative Analysis Conference

Creating, Negotiating, and Transcending Social Boundaries in Everyday Life

Hosted by St. Thomas University

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2018

Boundaries are key concepts in the social science tool-kit. They are social, physical, temporal, spatial, virtual and relational; they provide a space for qualitative researchers to examine the everyday world, using traditional concepts and practices grounded in the very history of qualitative research. At the same time, qualitative research and researchers have pushed and transcended methodological and conceptual boundaries, exploring new and emerging spaces, deepening our understandings of a social world where boundaries are increasingly varied shades of grey. The theme of this year’s conference offers an opportunity to explore the meanings of social boundaries: how they change, mutate, shift, and are transgressed/ing and reconstituted/ing. 

We are pleased to announce our guest speakers for 2018. Thomas Gieryn, Rudy Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Indiana University, will present the Keynote Address, “Truth-Spots: How Places Make People Believe.” 

We invite papers that speak to these issues, particularly those that take a Symbolic Interactionist or SI-related approach, as well as other qualitative approaches. We also welcome submissions from students and faculty new to this tradition as well as from established scholars in the field. Recognizing that scholarship is an ongoing process, we are receptive to presentations of research in varying stages of development, including more tentative formulations.

To submit an abstract please visit www.qualitatives.ca/submit-abstract. The abstract should be no longer than 150 words, and should be accompanied by three to five keywords about both the empirical area and social process. Presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion.

If you have any questions, please contact us at thequalitatives@gmail.com

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Patients' Den 2018

  • Grand Hall (former Bank of Nova Scotia building) UNBSJ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Event Info

The New Brunswick Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Network (NB PIHCI Network) is hosting a free stakeholder event, The Patients’ Den, doors open at 5:30 p.m., event starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday May 10th, 2018 at the Grand Hall (former Bank of Nova Scotia building) UNBSJ at 40 Charlotte Street in Saint John. Register Here!
 

Come and join the fun! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and free appetizers. The evening will open with guest speaker Margaret Melanson, Vice President of Quality and Patient Centred Care for Horizon Health Network. Research teams will then take to the stage to compete for three $5,000 grants to support their research project. Audience members and panelists will have the opportunity to ask questions after each presentation. The event will conclude with time for networking. Register Today!


Research Teams


The Network will be awarding up to $5,000 to 3 research teams for projects that respond to the NB PIHCI Priorities. Interested research teams are asked to submit an online application. If selected, you will be asked to do a 10 minute ‘pitch’ of your research proposal at the in-person event to a panel of patients and a panel of researchers. Together the two panels will ultimately decide which projects to fund.
 
Deadline for project applications: Thursday, March 29th, 2018 4:30 p.m. AST. Project Application Form


Patient Advisors


We are currently looking for patient advisors to join the patient panel that will participate in selecting the three research teams who will be awarded funding towards their project.
 
If you are interested, please contact us at info@nbpihcinetwork.ca

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Apr
10
3:00 PM15:00

QUEST Monthly Meeting

1. Announcements & Updates

TBD


2. Hot Topic: Selecting a Journal for Publication

It is sometimes challenging to identify an appropriate journal for publication, yet it
is necessary to appraise potential target journals in advance of preparing a
manuscript. Members of the UNB Library team, including Mike Nason, Alex
Goudreau, Philip Taber and David Ross, will present on the nuances of
selecting potential target journals for qualitative research and how to spot the
predators.


3. Methodological Focus of the Month: Qualitative Analysis 101 – The Basics


For some people the prospect of analyzing qualitative data can be daunting,
particularly trying to determine where to start. Dr. Shelley Doucet (Nursing) will
introduce some of the initial considerations in planning for data analysis,
including an overview of Braun and Clarke’s (2006) six phases of thematic
analysis.


4. Odds ‘n’ Sods

TBD
 

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Feb
13
3:00 PM15:00

QUEST-SJ February 2018 Meeting

QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Collaborative
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Room 2217, NBCC Building 100 Tucker Park Road, Saint John


1. Announcements & Updates
Harm Reduction Symposium (March 23 & 24)

2. Methodological Focus of the Month:
Data Collection Using Audio and Video Diaries: A Systematic Review Rosa Knight (3 rd year medical student at DMNB) will share the process and findings of a systematic review on the use of audio and video diaries as a qualitative data collection strategy to explore participants’ health care experiences.

3. Hot Topic: Essentials of Informed Consent
There are many aspects to consider when planning for informed consent, such as what is meant by informed consent and what is required to be included in a consent form. Questions often arise as to what information needs to be provided to participants and what happens if a participant wishes to withdraw from a study. Dr. Lisa Best (Psychology) will lead a discussion on the essentials for planning and managing informed consent.

4. Odds ‘n’ Sods
 Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Count – Mary MacKinnon will speak briefly to this initiative coming up in mid-March, and be available to meet anyone interested in participating in the count after this session.
 Next Session – March 13, NBCC (Tucker Park) Room #2217. If you have an announcement or update, or wish to contribute to any of the categories in a future meeting, please let us know at quest-sj@unb.ca

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Jan
9
3:00 PM15:00

QUEST-SJ January 2018 Meeting

QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Collaborative
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Room 2217, NBCC Building 100 Tucker Park Road, Saint John


1. Announcements & Updates
QUEST-SJ Website (www.quest-sj.com) – thoughts and feedback?
Updates on conferences, symposia or research projects?

2. Hot Topic: Essentials of Informed Consent
There are many aspects to consider when planning for informed consent, such as what is meant by informed consent and what is required to be included in a consent form. Questions often arise as to what information needs to be provided to participants and what happens if a participant wishes to withdraw from a study. Dr. Lisa Best (Psychology) will lead a discussion on the essentials for planning and managing informed consent.

3. Methodological Focus of the Month: Participant Engagement
There are increasing expectations of major funding bodies that participants be more actively engaged in research; however it is challenging to determine how and when engagement ought to take place. Some research methodologies are more amenable to participant engagement. Dr. Dan Nagel (Nursing) will share some of the insights from the recent Qualitative Health Research conference, where participant engagement was the main theme.

4. Odds ‘n’ Sods
Next Session – February 13, NBCC (Tucker Park) Room #2217. If you have an announcement or update, or wish to contribute to any of the categories in a future meeting, please let us know at quest-sj@unb.ca

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Nov
14
3:00 PM15:00

QUEST-SJ November 2017 Meeting

  • Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Collaborative
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Room 245, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
100 Tucker Park Road (Across from UNBSJ Campus)

Light refreshments will be served.


AGENDA

  1. Announcements & Updates

    >> Quebec City Qualitative Health Research Conference
    >> Next conference is specifically on qual. methods (Banff, May 1-3, 2018)
    >> Other updates on conferences, symposia or research projects

  2. Hot Topic: Finding Funding for Qualitative Research Projects
    Getting funding for any research project can be a challenging prospect; however, in addition to the usual sources (e.g. CIHR and NBHRF) there are other options to explore. Bryn Robinson (MSSU) and Shelley Doucet (UNB) will lead a discussion on looking for funding opportunities that include opportunities from traditional sources as well as from alternative sources, such as non-profit organizations and donors.
     
  3. Methodological Focus of the Month: Developing a Literature Search Strategy
    Conducting a literature search is one of the essential skills required in any research project to develop a background for proposals, grants and the final write up. Courtney Boudreau (Liaison Librarian for Dalhousie Medicine NB) and Amanda Horsman (Librarian at the Université de Moncton) will provide tips for search strategy development and a live demo to help identify that literature important to your project.
     
  4. Odds n' Sods

Next Session – December 12, 2017, NBCC (Tucker Park) Room #2216.
>> Hot Topic will be on informed consent
>> Methodological Focus will be participatory action research.

If you have an announcement or update, or wish to contribute to any of the categories in a future meeting, please let us know at quest-sj@unb.ca

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Oct
10
3:00 PM15:00

QUEST-SJ October 2017 Meeting

QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Collaborative
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:00 – 4:30 p.m
Room 245, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
100 Tucker Park Road (Across from UNBSJ Campus)

Light refreshments will be served.

Agenda

  1. Announcements & Updates
    >> Logo competition for QUEST-SJ
    >> Canvass for interest and timing in a future qualitative research symposium or workshop
     
  2. Hot Topic: Understanding "Bias" in Qualitative Research
    Bias is a common element of rigor that is considered when planning or critiquing research, and is viewed quite differently across philosophical perspectives and research traditions. Natasha Hanson (Horizon Health Network) will lead a discussion to help us tackle the meaning of bias in qualitative research.
     
  3. Methodological Focus of the Month
    Basics to a Mixed Methods Approach to Research. While there can be divergent opinions on the use of a mixed methods design, there are many compelling reasons to combine both qualitative and quantitative approaches in a study. David Speed (Psychology) will introduce us to some of the basics for planning a mixed methods design such as what it is, why you might do it and where to start in planning.
     
  4. Odds n' Sods
    >> Next Session – TBA

If you have an announcement or update, or wish to contribute to any of the categories in a future meeting, please let us know at quest-sj@unb.ca

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Sep
12
3:00 PM15:00

QUEST-SJ September 2017 Meeting

QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Collaborative
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:00 – 4:30 p.m
Hans Klohn Commons, UNB Saint John
100 Tucker Park Road

Light refreshments will be served.

Agenda

  1. Announcements & Updates
    >> Naming contest results for our collaborative
    >> Marketing ideas?
    >> New organizational structure
    >> Update on Health GAU at UNB Saint John
     
  2. Hot Topic: Let's Start at the Very Beginning...
    The co-leads of QUEST-SJ will lead us all in an open discussion on how and where to start a qualitative research study.
     
  3. Methodological Focus of the Month
    Lisa Keeping-Burke (UNB Saint John Nursing) presents tips on developing a qualitative research question.
     
  4. Odds n' Sods
    >> Next Session – TBA
    >> Future symposium?

If you have an announcement or update, or wish to contribute to any of the categories in a future meeting, please let us know at quest-sj@unb.ca

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