Call for Abstracts: Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Conference 2018

October 24-26, 2018, Airline Hotel & Conference Centre, Thunder Bay

The Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University, is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the bi-annual Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Conference.

No matter where people live or where they receive care, all Northwestern Ontarians deserve access to quality palliative care. The theme of this year’s conference is “Palliative Care for All: Striving for Equity.” Focusing on an equity-informed approach, participants will be presented with ideas for planning, coordinating, and delivering palliative care services in a way that considers the unique and diverse lived realities of those in our region. Innovative practices and research will be shared as we look for opportunities to address barriers and improve upon access, equity, and quality of palliative care for those living in Northwestern Ontario.

Organizers cordially invite you to participate in this event by submitting an abstract. Oral presentations, workshops, flash talks, and posters are welcomed.

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St. Joseph’s Care Group Award in Applied Health Research

The St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) Award in Applied Health Research is available to a full-time graduate student at Lakehead University pursuing research related to the service areas of SJCG. The service areas are: addictions & mental health, rehabilitative care & chronic disease management, and seniors’ health. More information can be found at The recipient of the award must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, and be residing in Thunder Bay during the tenure of the award. The recipient must be working with a supervisor who is a member of the Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR) at SJCG. In addition, the recipient must not hold another major award/scholarship (valued at $15,000 or greater). The award is administered through the CAHR at SJCG and is valued at $13,000 from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. 

Application documents are available by contacting Carrie Gibbons at

Deadline: March 30, 2018

2018 Showcase of Health Research: Registration Now Open

The Centre of Applied Health Research at St. Joseph's Care Group is pleased to host the 2018 Showcase of Health Research on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. Over 13 years, the Showcase has become the premier annual venue for the dissemination of research relevant to the health of Northwestern Ontarians. The conference features oral and poster presentations by health professionals, students and scientists.

The registration deadline is Friday, February 23, 2018. For additional details and to register for this event, please click here.