On May 8-10, 2018, MSFHR co-hosted Fuse 2018 alongside the BC Ministry of Health, the Public Health Association of BC, and the United Kingdom's Fuse Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.

Fuse 2018 was convened to support the use of research evidence in policy-making that promotes and protects the health of citizens. Speakers and attendees explored the challenges faced when using evidence, including conflicting evidence, in policy-making, discussed how best to mitigate and overcome these challenges, and shared success stories.

Over 180 researchers, policy-makers, public health practitioners and other research users participated, representing more than 95 organizations from North America, Europe, Australia and beyond.

Fuse 2018 was a fantastic opportunity for MSFHR and our co-hosts to bring together world-leading experts in knowledge translation and public health, and highlight the excellent work happening to support the use of research evidence in policy-making in British Columbia and beyond. In the words of attendee Naoimh McMahon, it was 'an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse group of open-minded people with an interest in making positive change in public health policy and practice'.

For a copy of the full program, including details of the posters, workshops, oral presentations and lightning talks, please contact the KT team