Fuse 2020: Call for abstracts & research trainee travel awards
21 January 2020
The call for abstracts is now open for the fifth Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health, which will be held in Newcastle, UK, September 22-23, 2020. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 28, 2020.
Theme: Learning from setbacks and successes
MSFHR is sitting on the Fuse Conference Scientific Committee and helping to shape the program for this event. The daring topic for this year’s conference is: “Learning from setbacks and successes”.
The conference aims to create a safe space in which academics, practitioners and policy makers can reflect together on the potential threats to successful knowledge exchange, in order to develop important lessons on how knowledge exchange practices and research can be improved, turning setbacks into successes.
To make the conference as interactive and creative as possible some interesting session formats have been introduced this year.
Research trainee travel awards
At MSFHR, we support researchers and research users to move evidence into policy and practice through knowledge translation – and we want to grow BC’s capacity for knowledge translation (KT) in public health. To enable BC-based research trainees working in the area of KT and public health to participate in this international gathering of experts, MSFHR is offering to provide travel funding and registration fees for up to three (3) BC-based research trainees whose abstracts are accepted for the fifth Fuse Conference. Funding will be based on a first-come, first-served basis with proof of abstract acceptance via an email to Gayle Scarrow, Director, Knowledge Translation at MSFHR, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conference registration will open March 30, 2020; early-bird rates until May 14, 2020. Visit the conference website for more details.
MSFHR recipient Dr. Heather McKay to deliver keynote
We’re pleased to announce that multiple MSFHR award recipient Dr. Heather McKay will be a keynote speaker at this year’s FUSE conference. Dr. McKay has developed many research partnerships between government ministries, community and research partners to collectively address child and older adult problems in BC. She will reflect on the challenges and setbacks of developing these partnerships.