Rural Health Services Research Network of BC 

Funded through the Rural Coordination Centre of BC

April 2015 | Issue 44

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Dear RHSRNbc members,

What a busy month it's been!  The Rural Generalist Summit and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada's Rural and Remote Medicine Course was held last week in Montreal.  Both events were a huge success with over 800 attendees from rural communities and practices across the country.  The Network assisted with the planning of the Rural Generalist Summit and exhibited at the conference while Dr. Stefan Grzybowski, RHSRNbc Director, delivered several presentations and workshops, including a very engaging workshop on developing a research question.  Overall, both the summit and conference were wonderful events, highlighting both the innovation and remarkable leadership in our rural medical communities.

Items on RHSRNbc's agenda for the next month include the organization of a rural health services symposium in Vancouver, bringing researchers across BC and Australian colleagues together.  We are also in the process of finalizing our new website - stay tuned for our big reveal in May.  

There are some great events happening in May, including the Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) Conference in Penticton - I really encourage you to check them out and get involved.  

Happy reading!

Warm regards,
Emily Ryan, Network Coordinator
Rural Maternity Care In the News

Our very own Dr. Jude Kornelsen was on CTV’s Canada AM Tuesday morning to discuss the changing state of maternity care in rural Canada, what it says about the overall viability of our rural health care system and the possible solutions.  The video can be found here and accompanying article here

Dr. Stefan Grzybowski was also quote in a multi-page spread in the Globe and Mail's article “A Ward Worth Saving: Rural obstetrics units are closing and communities are fighting back.”  Read the full article
Upcoming Events

Island Health's Five Days in May
May 2015 | More information here
Island Health presents their Five Days in May on May 1, 8, 20, 22, 29.  Check out their website for many great events and opportunities!

RECC: Rural Emergency Continuum of Care

May 22-23, 2015 | Penticton BC | More information here
Rural health practitioners, administrators, and health educators are all invited to learn about rural emergency medicine, physician support initiatives, and wilderness medicine. Registration is now open!

Canadian Association for Health Services and Research Policy Conference
May 25-28, 2015 | Montreal QC | More information here
This year's conference 'Learning from Each Other: Across Disciplines, Jurisdictions, and Generations' will be held in Montreal.  The organization aims to bridge the gap between research evidence and knowledge translation.  The event looks very interesting - registration is open.

PriFor - Primary Healthcare Forum 2015
June 29-30, 2015 | St. John's NL | More information here
This year's focus is on Patient Oriented Research that Matters - check out this website for more information.

Recent Publications

The quantum theory of rural practice

Nurse-led diabetes management in remote locations

From the T-dot to the Rock: my journey in rural family medicine

A rural, community-based suicide awareness and intervention program

Attitudes and characteristics of health professionals working in Aboriginal health

Commentary - Preventing rural workforce by design
In this newsletter:
-Upcoming Events
-Abstract Submission Deadlines
-Funding Opportunities
-In the News
-Recent publications
Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines

Patient's Voice 2015
Nov 12-14, 2015 | Vancouver, BC
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2015
Submit your abstract here

Primary Healthcare Partnership Forum 2015
June 29-20, 2015 | Memorial University
More information here
Follow RHSRNbc on Twitter for new publications, news articles, and much more!

Funding Opportunities

Vancouver Foundation Grants

Check out Vancouver Foundation's website for information on their many grants!

RHSRNbc Travel Bursary Competition

RHSRNbc offers four bursaries to RHSRNbc members who have been invited to present their rural health services research at a conference. Find the application on our website.

In the News

A disaster for women's health - Nova Scotia

Rick Hanson's Daughter, Emma VandenBrink, shares her son's stillbirth story

Out of the man cave and into the shed - an innovative approach to men's health

Mentorship and medicine - tips to be a marvelous mentor

How Canada is scaling up pediatric nursing to save little lives in Ghana

Rural health care cited as top election issue in Alberta

Nova Scotia and BC behind other provinces in surgical wait times

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