Featured Events














Featured Events

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Public Lecture: Patient Informed Consent in Clinical Research

October 31, 2017

In partnership with CancerCare Manitoba and the University of Manitoba - Faculty of Medicine - Internal Medicine, the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation is excited to present Public Lecture: Patient Informed Consent in Clinical Research on October 31.




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Grand Rounds: What every health researcher needs to know about health equity: Privilege, Oppression and Allyship

November 29, 2017

Privilege, Oppression and Allyship: An Introduction for Health Researchers This session uses humour and day-to-day examples to introduce the ideas of privilege and oppression and why they matter for everyone and especially people concerned about health.




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Introduction to New Online Tool for Patient/Public Engagement in Health Research

November 08, 2017

In response to feedback from Manitoban health researchers, the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation process mapped patient/public engagement throughout all phases and stages of the health research process. This mapping project formed the basis of a new online tool which will help health researchers, policy/decision makers, professionals and community organizations explore different...




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PLI: Leadership Strategies for Sustainable Physician Engagement - January 2018

January 11, 2018

Physician engagement is vital to the success of Canadian health reform. This program provides physicians with the knowledge, skills and abilities – and the opportunity – to use those attributes to construct an action plan. Participants can become active leaders, bringing about effective physician engagement wherever they work - whether as clinicians in primary or hospital care or as system admi...




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KT Canada National Seminar Series - November 9

November 09, 2017

The value of human-centered design when creating KT strategies Learning objectives: After participation in this lecture participants will be able to: - Describe the Human centered design approach, it process and characteristics - Compare a KT process and a Human centered design process - Apply some Human centered design concepts to plan KT strategies




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Workshop: What every health researcher needs to know about health equity: Privilege, Oppression and Allyship

November 29, 2017

Why Privilege, Oppression and Allyship Matter for Health Equity: An Interactive Workshop WORKSHOP SPACE IS LIMITED Please register: CLICK HERE Registration deadline: November 24, 2017 Cost: $50.00




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CRINGe Speaker Series: Good Source Documentation Practices in Clinical Research

November 09, 2017

This presentation is aimed at clinical research staff who are involved in generating any type of clinical research data at a research site. It will accentuate the core elements of capturing the research data including medical notes, study prescriptions, AEs, regulatory documentation, good filing practices, etc. The presentation is relevant for Study Coordinators, Study Nurses, Principal Inve...




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CRINGe Speaker Series: Safety Plans for Investigator Initiated Studies

October 19, 2017

Safety Plans for Investigator Initiated Studies Presenter: Shelley Rempel-Rossum, Research Ethics Coordinator University of Manitoba Location: 12-1 pm University of Manitoba - Bannatyne Campus - Basic medical Science Building Theatre C




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Patient & Public Engagement in Health Research Lunchtime Learning Series - October 11

October 11, 2017

Decolonizing Community Engagement in the ‘Era of Reconciliation’: Why Researchers need to rethink how they work with Indigenous communities




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Gene Set Analysis and Visualization

October 27, 2017

This workshop will introduce the participants to the concept of ‘gene sets’ in the information derived from genomic, transcriptomic or proteomic experiments. It will explain the principles of gene set enrichment with an emphasis on gene set over-representation analysis.




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KT Canada National Seminar Series - October 2017

October 12, 2017

Meaningful translation of comparative effectiveness research at the point of care




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2017 Western Canadian Universities Big Data Health Conference (WCUC)

September 28, 2017

Please join delegates from across western Canada in Banff, AB, Canada, as we explore opportunities to spark collaborations, address challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health.




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CIHR Stage: Part 2 - Genetic Epidemiology Research Based in Electronic Health Records

June 02, 2017

June 2 - 11 am - Part 2. Linking the genome to longitudinal disease and trait data | Featuring Dr. Neil Risch




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Patient/Public Engagement 101

May 10, 2017

May 10 - 474 Chown - 12 - 1 pm - Patient/Public Engagement 101: Define patient and public engagement (what it is, and what it isn’t) & Identify the basic challenges to patient engagement in health research




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May 2017: CRINGe - Importance of Monitoring in Clinical Trials

May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017 12 - 1 pm - Presenter: Tarpan Mankad, Clinical Trial Specialist - Clinical Trials, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation




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May 2017 - CIHR STAGE: Integrative Molecular Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer

May 05, 2017

May 5, 2017 - 11am- 12pm - Room 341, Basic Medical Sciences Building, 730 William Ave. Featuring: Dr. Ellen L. Goode, Department of Health Sciences Research, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.




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Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program 2017 - 2018

April 11, 2017

Applications for the 2017-2018 class are currently being accepted. Deadline for application submission is May 31, 2017. This program identifies and mentors future leaders in Manitoba's health system. The focus is on developing skills to assist individuals to prepare for leadership roles while understanding the dynamics of the healthcare system and academic environment.




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Tumour Genomic Copy Number Alterations: Can Wavelet Methods for CN Data Help You Tell Cancer Patients Apart?

April 11, 2017

Monday, April 11, 2017 - 9:30am - 069 Apotex: tFeaturing: Dr. Miranda L. Lynch, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA




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Manitoba Primary and Integrated Healthcare Innovation (MPN) Network Forum

April 18, 2017

Attend our Network forum to: Catch up, Connect and be Challenged! Catch up with MPN activities, Connect with others, and have your ideas Challenged on patient/public and policy engagement!




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Introductory R Summer Series 2017

July 11, 2017

July 11, 13, 18 & 20 This workshop series will introduce participants to R by providing instruction and hands on exercises. Participants will leave with an understanding of basics in R including data manipulation, graphics, and programming.




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Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences Collaborating Centre

March 30, 2017

The Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences (MB-SAHS) Collaborating Centre launches next month and will be one of seven newly designated Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Health Sciences Collaborating Centres across Canada.




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Unnecessary Care in Canada: A National Discussion

April 06, 2017

April 6 - 8 am: CHI Health Systems Performance's Dr. Eric Bohm will be presenting on Choosing Wisely Manitoba during this webinar. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) invite you to join us for a discussion on the extent of unnecessary care in Canada. This webinar will introduce a new CIHI/CWC report, Unnecessary Care in Canada, and facilitate a ...




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Manitoba Researchers Awarded Primary and Integrated Health Care Grants

March 29, 2017

Two research grants have been awarded to research teams led by University of Manitoba researchers with the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI).




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April 2017 KT Canada Evidence to practice: Designing gender-sensitive health promotion approaches for men

April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 - 11am - Room 315 Chown | This webinar seeks to: 1) outline the approach used to develop and evaluate a novel intervention based on qualitative evidence using as an example the Dads in Gear program, 2) teach about approaches for engaging men in aiding the translation of evidence into messages and strategies that can be used to support their efforts for lifestyle change and 3) sho...




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April 2017- CIHR STAGE: Gene-Environment Interactions in Cardiovascular Disease: Air Pollution and Stress

April 07, 2017

April 7, 2017 - 11 am - 341 Basic Medical Sciences Bldg - Featuring Dr. Elizabeth Hauser - Professor, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI), Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine




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Crucial Conversations - November 2017

November 16, 2017

Crucial Conversations helps you master the skills you need to step up to high-stakes issues while remaining candid and respectful.




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April 2017 - CRINGe: Quickie Intro to Quick Strike Projects: Ground Work for Future Primary Healthcare Research

April 20, 2017

April 20 - 12 pm - 474 Chown Building - This presentation will provide a quick overview of two quick strike projects that have developed within the Primary and Integrated Healthcare Innovation Networks. Both address important issues: 1) characterizing high system use and; 2) the use of the “Get Your Benefits” tool within primary care settings. Each project uniquely brings together cross-sect...




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March 2017 - KT Canada - Translational Research in Indigenous Health: Identifying Critical Paths Forward

March 09, 2017

March 9, 2017 - Room 315 - Chown Building - Featuring Cheryl Currie. The field of translational science seeks to close the gap between research knowledge and human application to improve health. Adding an Indigenous lens to this work reveals tensions between colonial structures and translational...




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March 2017 CIHR STAGE - Psychiatric Genomics and Pharmacogenomics: Recent Advances and Ongoing Challenges

March 03, 2017

March 3, 2017 | 11am-12pm - CIHR STAGE Psychiatric Genomics and Pharmacogenomics: Recent Advances and Ongoing Challengesd Opportunities. Featuring: Dr. Joanna Biernacka, Director of Psychiatric Genomics and Pharmacogenomics Program, Professor of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science




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CHI Knowledge Translation's KT Blog: Knowledge Nudge

February 17, 2017

CHI's Knowledge Translation (KT) platform has been running knowledgenudge.com since 2015. KnowledgeNudge.com is updated weekly with posts relevant to the world of knowledge translation (KT), with emphasis on the topics of patient engagement, the science of KT, and media & dissemination. Managed by the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation’s (CHI) KT Platform, the site endeavours to...




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Join CHI's Executive Council as a Patient/Public Adviser

February 16, 2017

The George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation is looking for two Patient/Public Advisers to join our Executive Council. Learn more about the role of patient/public advisors and how to apply.




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Knowledge Translation Camp

April 05, 2017

Are you a researcher looking to learn more about knowledge translation and how it can apply to your work? Join us for a morning of workshops addressing various knowledge translation topics on April 5th, 2017




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CHI Open House

March 08, 2017

March 8, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Mark your calendars to discover a destination for researchers and health-care stakeholders in Manitoba. Everyone is welcome! Come learn how the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation impacts health services and research in the province and what the centre can to offer you.




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Statistical Challenges and Opportunities for the Analysis of Microbiome Data

May 10, 2017

REGISTER NOW - May 10/11, 2017: This two-day workshop will bring together international, national, and local researchers and trainees to share knowledge about methods for the analysis of microbiome data as well as stimulate discussion between applied researchers from animal and human health disciplines and statisticians about the analytic challenges and opportunities for microbiome data.




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February 2017 - Uncovering the Role of Middle Managers in the Implementation of Innovations in Cancer Care

February 09, 2017

Uncovering the Role of Middle Managers in the Implementation of Innovations in Cancer Care featuring Dr. Robin Urquhart on February 9 from 11am-12pm. Webinar hosted by CHI Knowledge Translation in 315 Chown (735 McDermot).




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February 2017 CIHR STAGE Sequencing and Analysis of 10,000s of Human Genomes: Challenges and Opportunities

February 03, 2017

February 3, 2017 | 11am-12pm - CIHR STAGE Sequencing and Analysis of 10,000s of Human Genomes: Challenges and Opportunities - Featuring: Dr. Goncalo Abecasis, Felix E. Moore Collegiate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health




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Redesigning Care for Populations with Complex Needs and High Costs: Operationalizing the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim

February 23, 2017

February 23 | 12 - 1 pm | Theatre B Basic Medical Sciences - Learn about the participation of WRHA Hospital Home Teams in redesigning care for patients with complex health and social needs using Institute for Healthcare Improvement methodology and why the initiative was named “one of the top teams in the BHLC Collaborative.




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2017 Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis Workshop

February 21, 2017

Limited Spots Available! February 21–24, 2017 - The George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) will be hosting a four-day workshop featuring experts from CHI’s Knowledge Synthesis platform and the Rady FHS College of Nursing.




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Patient Engagement in Clinical Trials Research: Moving from Participants to Partners

January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Patient Engagement in Clinical Trials Research: Moving from Participants to Partners ---- Carolyn Shimmin, BJournalism/Poli Sci, MWS Patient and Public Engagement Lead | Knowledge Translation | George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation ---- We will explore how to actively and meaningfully involve patients, informal caregivers and members of the public in c...




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CHI Launches Manitoba Health Metadata Mapping Project

December 14, 2016

December 2016 - Manitoba is one of three pilot sites across Canada implementing metadata mapping projects. The Manitoba Health Metadata Mapping Project will attempt to create an enumeration of health-related data and their associated metadata with a goal of promoting the use of existing datasets for secondary analysis. The project has potential to foster research collaborations and innovations ...




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CHI's Dr. Kathryn Sibley Awarded Canada Research Chair

December 09, 2016

Dr. Kathryn Sibley was awarded with a Canada Research Chair on December 9th by the Honourable Maryanne Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour on behalf of the Honourable Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science. Sibley is the new Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Science. Sibley is a Knowledge Translation Scientist with the Geo...




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What’s New in the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository - CHI Grand Rounds

January 17, 2017

JANUARY 17 12PM - THEATRE C BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES BUILDING This talk will provide an introduction to some of the datasets, with particular emphasis on clinical and newer acquisitions, along with the online tools available for accessing more information. A discussion of data dictionaries and data quality reports will round out the discussion of available online documentation tools. A brief s...




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COURSE FULL: PLI Physician Leadership Course: Developing and Leading System Improvement

January 13, 2017

Jan 13&14 - This course provides an introduction to QI methods, including a focus on efficiency and access, through lecture, small-group work and hands-on learning, where you will have the opportunity to develop a plan for improving an area of your own system.




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CRINGe Speaker Series: DSM Research Support Office: A Centralized Approach to Laboratory Research

November 23, 2016

DSM Research Support Office: A Centralized Approach to Laboratory Research Laura Curtis, Research Specialist, Diagnostic Services Manitoba - All Sites




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Crucial Conversations- Tools for Communication when Stakes are High

September 15, 2016

Crucial Conversations helps you master the skills you need to step up to high-stakes issues while remaining candid and respectful.




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2016 International Population Data Linkage Conference

April 25, 2016

Workshop on SAS®-based tools to automate quality assessment of population-based administrative data




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Dr. Ryan Zarychanski Selected for the First Lyonel G. Israels Professorship

March 29, 2016

CHI's Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, Director of Knowledge Synthesis, was awarded the first Lyonel G. Israels Professorship in Hematology. This professorship will be dedicated to researching hematology, benefitting treatments against blood diseases such as leukemia, and enhancing the training of Manitoba’s medical students in the field of hematology.




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Biology of Breathing Research Symposium

February 01, 2016

The annual Biology of Breathing Research Symposium will take place on Monday, March 21st, 2016 (Student Competition) 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Room 500, John Buhler Research Centre.




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How the System Works and How to Work the System

November 25, 2015

Want to increase your influence on the system?




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Intermediate REDCap Demo & Drop-in Q&A

November 09, 2015

A combination demo of an intermediate-level topic, followed by a drop-in Q&A session. Intended for current REDCap users, with priority given to study coordinators.




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REDCap Overview & Demo for PI’s and Research Coordinators

November 09, 2015

A 45-minute informal session introducing investigators and coordinators to REDCap, and discussing how one can get started with our local installation of REDCap.




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Rounds 2015-2016

December 02, 2015

CHI hosts Grand Rounds between September and May of each year and feature a range of speakers addressing a variety of topics. Following each round, video recordings are posted to CHI's Youtube channel. Please note, CHI rounds are accredited under The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.




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PMI: Management Dynamics

November 06, 2015




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Latent Class Analysis Workshop

September 21, 2015

The goal of this workshop is to: 1. Provide an introduction to latent class analysis from an applied perspective 2. Demonstrate the PROC LCA (Latent Class Analysis Procedure) routine and related SAS macros for model estimation By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to compare LCA with related models; interpret LCA output and make conclusions from it; understand ...




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Visiting Professor Rounds: Dr. Nancy Salbach

May 06, 2015

Lessons from a cluster randomized trial: Facilitating stroke teams’ implementation of a rehabilitation guideline Dr. Nancy Salbach, PT, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto CIHR New Investigator in Knowledge Translation Dr. Nancy Salbach is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She received...




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March Rounds

March 18, 2015

This presentation will cover the origins of the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma and describe their relevance in the healthcare system.




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Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis Workshop

April 13, 2015

Longitudinal research plays a critical and unique role in health, social and behavioral sciences. There are four core questions that characterize most longitudinal investigations: What is the shape of intra-individual change over time (i.e., linear, nonlinear)? Are there inter-individual differences in change over time? What predicts inter-individual differences in change over ...




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Shit Happens

January 08, 2015

CHI’s Director of Knowledge Translation, Dr. Kristy Wittmeier, co-leads a project centering on a social media campaign that is partnering researchers with patients to inform healthcare research in Winnipeg.




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PMI Workshop: Physician as Coach

January 22, 2015

Coaching is increasingly being adopted as part of a support and development strategy in our health care system. When physicians assume formal leadership roles, they are in the position of managing and enabling the performance of others. Coaching has been shown to be effective for increasing engagement, creating greater autonomy and accountability, enhancing personal resiliency and promoting inn...




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Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice and Research

December 11, 2014

The Centre for Healthcare Innovation will host a Grand Round featuring national experts in the measurement, collection and analysis of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs): Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice and Research Panel Speakers include: Moderator: Dr. Lisa Lix, Director of Data Science, George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Dr. Nancy Mayo, McG...




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Improving Wait Times: Single-entry models for hip and knee replacement patients

November 24, 2014

Timely access to scheduled services is an urgent and persistent national issue. Single-entry models (SEMs) are more likely to achieve sustained improvements in wait times for scheduled health services, as proven by countries that have successfully implemented their use. However, the impact of single-entry on health and health systems has not been well demonstrated. The Winnipeg Regional Heal...




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Staff Annoucements- Nov 2014

October 28, 2014

Please join CHI in welcoming Wendy Doig, Justin Zhang and Dan McGregor to the team.




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KT Canada Seminar Nov 2014

November 13, 2014

The KT Canada Seminar Series Presents Russell Glasgow, speaking on the topic: The RE-AIM Framework: History, Recent Applications, and Future Directions.




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Computational Biology in Translational Research

November 26, 2014

CHI's November Grand Round features speakers Dr. Ron Beavis & Dr. Pingzhao Hu. They will discuss Computational Biology in Translational Research.




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Developing Sustainable High Performance

October 22, 2014

The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and the Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program present- Developing Sustainable High Performance- a session exploring tools and techniques for sustaining high performance.




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Clinical Researchers: Careers, Training and Opportunities

September 30, 2014

Seminar: Clinical Researchers: Careers, Training and Opportunities Speaker: Dr. Norman Rosenblum (University of Toronto). Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room 164, Apotex Centre




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Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses Course

September 23, 2014

This course will guide participants through the process of completing their own publication quality systematic review and meta-analysis. Whether you are preparing a funding application, or synthesizing knowledge to inform policy or change practice, this course will provide participants with the knowledge and skill-set necessary to plan, conduct, critically appraise, analyze, and report evidence...




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New Resource- Clinical Trial Roadmap

June 26, 2014

There are 10 steps required to move research from an idea to approval to conduct research at a public institution or site in Manitoba. This road map has been created to support researchers in Manitoba conducting Clinical Trials.