Island Health Research Five Days in May

May 7 - 27, 2021
Event Location 


Intended Audience 
Researchers, research staff, trainees, students

Join Island Health’s for their annual health research showcase, and learn about key COVID-19 research initiatives. Island Health’s flagship health research month is designed to educate, inform, inspire and stimulate.

Events are as follows. Register online to attend

Friday, May 7, 2021

  • 10am-11am: Public Health Research Priorities, presented by Dr. Reka Gustafson, moderated by Cindy Trytten
  • 3pm-4pm: Inequities and Outcomes of COVID in Indigenous Communities, presented by Dr. Charlotte Loppie and Dr. Danièle Behn-Smith, moderated by Dr. Diane Sawchuck

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • 11am-12pm: Engaging Patients and Families as Partners: Applying A Patient Oriented Research Approach to Hospital at Home, presented by Dr. Sean Spina, moderated by Tara McMillan

Monday, May 17, 2021

  • 10am-11am: Knowledge Framework for Long-Term Care, presented by Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, moderated by Cindy Trytten
  • 3pm-4pm: Safer Supply, presented by Dr. Bernie Pauly and a community researcher (to be confirmed), moderated by Cindy Trytten

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - International Clinical Trials Day

  • 10am-11am: Clinical Trials and a Learning Health System During a Pandemic, presented by Dr. Srinivas Murthy, moderated by Cindy Trytten 
  • 11am-12:30pm: COVID Clinical Trial Experiences at Island Health, presented by Island Health’s Clinical Trials Unit
  • 1pm-2pm: COVID-19 Vaccine Research, presented by Dr. Julie Bettinger and Dr. Manish Sadarangani, moderated by Cindy Trytten
  • 3pm-3:30pm: Flash Talk – Updates to ICH E8 Regulations, presented by Tracy Wong and Jean Smart

Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • 10am-11am: Roots to Thrive: Care and Connection for the Front Line, presented by Dr. Shannon Dames, moderated by Dr. Uta Sbotofrankenstein
  • 1pm – 2pm: REDCap™ to the Rescue: How a Tool for Research Impacted the Pandemic Response and Recovery, presented by Cheryl Armstrong, Tammi Larkin, and Jennifer Wade, moderated by Victor Espinosa