RCCbc is hosting the inaugural BC Rural Health Research Exchange (BCRHRX)! This virtual half-day event is not your Grandparents’ stodgy academic conference (elbow patches and tweed jackets are optional)!

Date and time: November 18, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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This event will include a myriad of brief rural health research presentations, designed to inform, engage and share current rural research in British Columbia.

Find out together: “What sort of rural research is happening in BC?”
2020 BCRHRX will provide an opportunity for researchers, indigenous/community/patient partners, and interested individuals to identify current rural research gaps, to collaborate and to co-produce future research directions.

The 2020 BCRHRX also provides an opportunity to engage patient–, indigenous– and community partners to identify current rural research gaps, collaborate, and co-produce future research directions.

Are you working on a research project that benefits Rural BC? Consider presenting at the BCRHRX 2020. Brief, rapid-style presentations (think PechaKucha) will be featured.

Session 1 – Rural Health Research in BC (8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Researchers, clinicians and trainees (students) from across BC will present their ongoing and/or completed rural health research in a concise, visually interesting and rapid presentation style. Presenters will have up to seven minutes to present their research work, with up to three minutes of questions/answers from the virtual audience (via the chat box in Zoom). Topics covered will include rural transportation, virtual health, team-based care and cultural safety.

Session 2 – Identifying the gaps and opportunities in rural health research in BC (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Together with patient-, indigenous- and community-partners, this interactive session will explore gaps and opportunities for rural health research. Patient engagement and collaboration will be key elements in this session.
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Virtual Symposium
November 30th – December 1st, 2020

The Rural Health Services Research Network of BC (RHSRNbc), in partnership with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), is hosting a research symposium on ‘Planning Resilient Communities and Adapting Rural Health Services in British Columbia: Responding to climate change and ecosystem disruption’ on Nov 30th – Dec 1st, 2020. Please see the symposium event page for symposium goals, agenda, registration information and more. 

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