MSFHR supports BC-based trainees to attend 5th Fuse International Conference

21 April 2020

Two BC-based trainees will bring their research to an international audience at the 5th Fuse International Conference, held in the UK (the 2018 Fuse conference was co-hosted by MSFHR and held in Vancouver). Focused on knowledge exchange in public health, Fuse offers an opportunity for participants to showcase research and cross-sector collaborations from BC, as well as return with learnings from other jurisdictions. MSFHR is on the scientific committee for the conference and is supporting the trainees by covering their travel expenses to attend.

Daman Kandola (University of Northern British Columbia) had an abstract accepted to an interactive poster session, in which delegates have an opportunity to receive and respond to comments on their poster from fellow conference participants to develop a shared conversation about the poster.

Daman’s project, entitled, “Navigating collaborative healthcare improvement partnerships: A trainee perspective on the learnings of the knowledge exchange process,” explores the knowledge exchange process of her CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship, aimed at stroke management in a northern health region, and explores the integrated knowledge translation (IKT) approach.

Alexandra Lakey (UBC Okanagan) is participating in the Fuse Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, which consists of rapid-fire, 5-minute presentations that highlight a particular issue or idea and invite immediate audience feedback. Alexandra’s project, “Gamification – NO fun allowed!” explores the role of gamification in patient self-care education and its potential in knowledge translation.

Update: In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the conference has been postponed to 2021. Please refer to the Fuse Conference website for more details.