Researchers across Niagara and Hamilton will be gathering virtually for Niagara Health’s second Annual Research Day to share their findings and ideas to improve overall health and well-being, patient outcomes and the way care is delivered in our communities and beyond.
The program includes three keynote speakers, more than 50 research presentations and the announcement of the inaugural staff and physician research award recipients.
“Annual Research Day is a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate the significant efforts made by our staff, physicians, students and community partners to create new knowledge through research,” says Elaina Orlando, Research Manager at Niagara Health. “The event will highlight current healthcare research, community partnerships and stimulate ideas for future research growth that can ultimately benefit patients in Niagara and across Canada.”
The virtual event will be held Thursday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. In addition to Niagara Health researchers, participants include student, faculty, physician and staff researchers from Brock University, Niagara College, McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine - Niagara Regional Campus and Niagara Region Public Health.
Niagara Health’s Research Office works to strengthen our research and academic partnerships and conduct research that would inform care, inspire innovation and create environments of collaborative learning. Our team’s focus is to become a national leader in community hospital research as we recognize the benefits to patients and patient care, as well as the positive impact research opportunities have on recruiting top medical professionals to Niagara Health.
There are currently more than 50 studies underway at Niagara Health involving Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Oncology, Pediatrics and Surgery.
In addition, the Emergency Medicine Researchers of Niagara (EMRoN) program is an initiative taken by a group of physician researchers in the Emergency Department at Niagara Health. EMRoN is an evolving research incubator with the McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine - Niagara Regional Campus and Niagara Health. The program is committed to advancing local community healthcare standards and sharing best practices with provincial and national peers.