Healthcare research will take centre stage when Niagara Health Research Day returns on Thursday, May 4.
The annual showcase of findings and ideas from researchers across Niagara and the Greater Toronto Area will be held in person at Brock University. The event highlights research dedicated to improving overall health and well-being, patient outcomes and how care is delivered.
“Niagara Health Research Day is an incredible opportunity to learn about and celebrate the remarkable work of our staff, physicians, students and community partners to advance healthcare knowledge and innovation through research,” says Elaina Orlando, Niagara Health’s Manager of Research. “We are thrilled to gather in person again and give prominence to some of the latest healthcare research while generating ideas for research growth that will benefit patients in Niagara and beyond.”
Niagara Health Research Day will start with a keynote address by Dr. Michael Ungar, Founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. His presentation will focus on resilience and how we can leverage our agility as individuals, health professionals, as an organization and a community to move toward our vision of becoming a learning health system.
Workshops, more than 45 research poster presentations, networking opportunities, and Staff and Physician Research Awards will round out the Research Day agenda.
In addition to Niagara Health researchers, participants include students, faculty, physician and staff researchers from Brock University, McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine - Niagara Regional Campus, Niagara College and Niagara Region Public Health.
There are currently more than 75 studies underway at Niagara Health involving Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Oncology, Pediatrics and Surgery. The organization is home to the new Niagara Health Knowledge Institute, which is dedicated to transforming healthcare through knowledge generation and mobilization. Niagara Health is a national leader in community hospital research, benefitting patients and aiding in the recruitment of top medical professionals.