Seminar on circumpolar health systems

Approaching a collaborative research agenda for systems performance

March 26, 2013
8:30am – 2:30pm
Munk School of Global Affairs
Campbell Conference Centre
Toronto Canada

Hosted by:
Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Institute for Circumpolar Health Research

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This seminar will engage researchers, health systems leaders, government and northern sectors involved in advancing health systems improvements in circumpolar regions.

Leaders in respective fields will be engaged and present their perspectives as they have approached and considered health systems challenges in their fields.

An audience of academics, health systems leaders and students will participate in discussions with the respective panels.

A jury of experts will be engaged so they may apply their knowledge and consider the seminar proceedings. The jury will summarize the day with a list of recommendations in response to the conference questions.

Conference questions:

  1. What are the existing health systems challenges and resulting priority areas for health systems research in circumpolar regions?
  2. What do we need from a scholary perspective to maximize uptake of data and evidence currently available?
  3. What are the best practices for health research partnerships that engage academic partners, community sectors, health authorities and governments?

Reflective jury confirmed:

  • Dr. Peter Bjerregaard, Professor of Arctic Health, Centre for Health Research in Greenland
  • Dr. Malcolm King, Director Institute for Aboriginal Peoples Health
  • Dr. Michael Jong, VP Medical Services, Labrador-Grenfell Health
  • Dr. Jeremy Veillard, VP Research and Analysis, Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Additional confirmations pending