Supporting BC research trainees: 2020 Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health

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Following the successful international conference MSFHR co-hosted in Vancouver in 2018, we are excited to be involved in the 2020 Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health. The conference will be held in Newcastle, UK September 22-23, 2020.

MSFHR is represented on the Fuse Conference Scientific Committee and we are helping shape the program for this event. We want to grow BC’s capacity for knowledge translation (KT) in public health. To that end, we will help BC-based research trainees participate in this international gathering of experts by offering travel bursaries and registration fees for up to three (3) research trainees to attend (see details below).

Conference Theme

The conference theme is “Learning from setbacks and successes”. While the evidence base on successful KT practices is growing, much can be learned by sharing setbacks when producing and using different types of evidence across sectors. Through a mix of formats, the conference will provide a safe space in which academics, practitioners and policy makers can reflect together on the potential threats to successful KT in public health, in order to learn to develop important lessons on how knowledge translation practices and research can be improved, turning setbacks into successes.  

Call for Abstracts

This conference provides a great opportunity for participants to showcase BC research and cross-sector collaborations to an international audience and to bring learnings from other jurisdictions back to BC. A Call for Abstracts will be launched in the new year along with the conference website. Joint submissions bringing together practice, academia and/or policy partner perspectives are encouraged.

Research Trainee Travel Awards

MSFHR wants to enable BC-based research trainees working in the area of KT and public health to attend the 2020 Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health. To that end, MSFHR will provide travel funding and registration fees for up to three (3) BC-based research trainees whose abstracts are accepted for the 5th Fuse Conference. Eligibility criteria and application details will be announced in the new year on MSFHR's website in conjunction with the Call for Abstracts.