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March 2017
eNewsletter
NETWORK UPDATES
NB SPOR PIHCI Network has hired a new Administrative Assistant, Johanna Burnham. Johanna will be working out of UNBSJ and she will be assisting in the administrative duties of this network. Welcome to the team, Johanna! Her contact information is Johanna.B@unb.ca or 506-648-5575.
NETWORK ACTIVITIES
Patient Engagement training is ongoing. The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) is offering a CIHR certification program to build capacity for interdisciplinary research teams engaging patients that support the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).

This training session involves three modules (each can stand alone): Patient-Oriented Research; Health Research in Canada; Building Partnerships & Consolidating Teams. Please check the MSSU website for registration. 
UPCOMING EVENTS (arranged by date)
March 24th: Interprofessional Health Research Day will be held March 24th, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. You can register here.

April 6th: Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John. In conjunction with the Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care, UNBSJ has launched a Qualitative Health Research Group. The goal is to bring researchers, faculty, students and other stakeholders from across disciplines and sectors together to build qualitative research capacity. Meetings will be held monthly, with the first meeting to be held April 6th, 3:00 - 4:30 PM at UNB Saint John Campus in Room #103, Oland Hall. Interested individuals can RSVP here.
 
April 24th and 25th: The NB Policy Research Forum will offer presentations with a particular emphasis on the social determinants of health. Registration for this Moncton event can be found here.

May 24th and 25th: 2017 CAHSPR Conference: Towards an Accord for Change -
Exploring the contributions of health services research to reaching accord on how to improve Canada's healthcare system. The Pre-Conference Day on May 23rd will the first SPOR PIHCI National Research Day. The purpose of this pre-conference event is to contribute towards fulfilling the knowledge translation goals of SPOR PIHCI; sharing findings from the Quick Strike projects, resulting in a more defined priority list to advance the next stages of research projects. The conference will be at the Hilton Toronto Hotel, early bird deadline is March 31st. Click here for more details and to register.
May 31st: The Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day will take place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. The conference is geared towards researchers, decision makers, patients, and clinicians. More information can be found here.
 
June 1st and 2nd: Primary Healthcare Partnership Forum (PriFor) will be held at the MUN Inco Innovation Center in St. John's, NL (please note the earlier date and the new location for this forum). More information is available here.
 
June 8th and 9th: NB SPOR Summit: Engaging Patients in Research in New Brunswick. This event is intended to facilitate cross-talk among existing SPOR research networks and the Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU) in New Brunswick. The evening of June 8th will feature networking, posters, and a chance to listen to representatives from each network summarize their activities. June 9th will include a dynamic mix of presentations and break-out groups. Registration details for this Moncton event will be coming soon.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
NBHRF & CIHR-SPOR-MSSU Student & Training Funding

Studentships/Fellowships for the upcoming year are being offered. This program is designed for New Brunswick-based university or college students pursuing health research training in any discipline (all faculties and/or departments are eligible, e.g. Economics, Psychology, etc., and not just those traditionally related to health sciences such as Nursing, Biology, Biochemistry, etc.). More information can be found here.
Deadline for applications for all NB students is March 31st at 4:00 PM AST.
If you have colleagues who are interested in joining the
NB SPOR PIHCI Network - send us a note!
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