September 5, 2013

Important Announcements

AIHS: Streamlining Health Research Ethics in Alberta

“Alberta has made significant strides in streamlining human health research ethics review. These improvements will offer opportunities for Albertans to access state-of-the-art treatment, protect participants in health research, support researchers developing innovations, and increase the province’s competitiveness by attracting investment.

“The ministries of Health, and Enterprise and Advanced Education mandated Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS), through the province’s Health Research Ethics Harmonization (HREH) initiative, to continue to expedite next steps towards creating a more integrated, harmonized human health research ethics ‘system’ for Alberta.”

To read more important information about the steps being taken to streamline health research ethics in Alberta, click HERE.

University-Wide Grant Assist Program

The University-wide Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) [formerly the CIHR Special Project] supports applicants as they apply to CIHR through the delivery of feedback processes, workshops, resources, bridge funding and general assistance. This initiative is jointly supported by the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice-President Research, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions, and the Women & Children’s Health Research Institute.

To view the latest e-bulletin, click HERE.

W21C Call for Abstracts

The W21C Innovation Academy is a business pitch competition in the style of Dragon’s Den™. They are seeking novel and creative strategies that have the potential to stimulate significant change related to innovations in health care and health systems delivery.

This is a reminder about the W21C Innovation Academy Call for Abstracts. The abstract submission deadline is September 23, 2013The W21C Innovation Academy will take place on November 12, 2013 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Winners will receive grants-in-aid and/or travel funding to further develop their innovation and to support the presentation of their idea at the inaugural World Innovation Academy to take place in 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.

For more details or to submit your abstract online, click HERE.

Programs and Events

Upcoming workshops and presentations offered by the Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) for Trainees:

Strategies for Preparing a Successful CIHR Doctoral Research Award Application
September 5, 2013
2:15 – 3:15 pm

Applying to the CIHR Fellowship Competition – Tips & Considerations
October 9, 2013
1:30-2:30 pm

For more information and to register for these programs, click HERE.

Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference

Qualitative research for health reflects a diversity of disciplines, philosophies and theories. For those embarking on the qualitative journey, this diversity brings both challenge and richness: challenges in explaining the conduct, rigor and outcomes of qualitative methodologies; and richness of perspective in addressing questions unsuited to other approaches. Navigating the challenges of designing, conducting and disseminating qualitative research is important, but at times is complicated by the diversity of approaches. How can the challenges of qualitative research be navigated successfully? How can the diversity of qualitative research best be celebrated, embraced, and communicated?

This year’s 19th Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 25-29, 2013.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Building Your Program, Publishing, and Profile for Success

Sept. 13 - David Thompson

3rd Annual Arts-based Research Symposium
Call for Posters

The theme for this year’s symposium is Arts-based Research: A Space for Interdisciplinary Dialogue. If you would like to present a poster, please submit a title, a 100 word abstract, and the name and affiliation of all presenters to by September 10, 2013.

Registration for the Symposium is now open!


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