Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time Topic Speaker(s)
12:00pm - 12:15pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Dr. Richard MacKinnon, CBU Vice-President, Academic and Provost
  • Dr. Kevin Orrell Deputy Minister and CEO of the Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment in Nova Scotia.
12:15pm - 12:20pm Indigenous Welcome
  • Stephen Augustine, Associate Vice President, Indigenous Affairs and Unama'ki College
12:20pm - 12:35pm Building Research & Innovation Capacity in Eastern Zone – Shared Objectives for Community Health
  • Dr. Jane Lewis, Centre for Health, Wellness and Extended Learning
  • Brett MacDougall, Executive Director of Operations, Eastern Zone, Nova Scotia Health
12:35pm - 1:40pm Research Abstract Presentations
  • MicroResearch: Building Healthier Communities through Research Capacity
    Dr. Noni MacDonald, MD PhD IWK
    Dr. Bob Bortolussi, MD PhD IWK, Dal
    Kelly Hunter
  • Walking Through an Uncertain Landscape: Fostering relationally engaged and ethically grounded community-based research
    Dr. Lacie White, PhD CBU
  • Effects of nature soundscape on the autonomic nervous system and attentional capacity
    Dr. Geoff Carre, PhD CBU
    Michael Wall, PhD (c) UofT
  • Healthy and Happy Aging in Cape Breton and Nova Scotia: What We Can Learn from a Review of Programs Across the Country
    Dr. Bishakha Mazumdar, PhD CBU
    Dr. Kevin McKague, PhD CBU
    Maya Giorbelidze, CBU
1:40pm - 1:55pm Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research in Cape Breton
  • Dr. David Anderson, Dean of Medicine, Dalhousie University, and Principle Investigator, Maritime SPOR Unit (MSSU)
1:55pm - 2:10pm Break
2:10pm - 2:25pm Research Abstract Presentation
  • Clinical Trials at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital
    Michele Chappel, RN NSH
2:25pm - 2:40pm Collaboration in Action – Nova Scotia Health and CBU.
Strategies to Address the Barriers for Implementation of Best Practice in Pressure Injury Prevention and Care within Nova Scotia Health Eastern Zone
  • Dr. Corrine McIsaac PhD, Associate Professor CBU
  • Dr. Janet Kuhnke PhD, Assistant Professor CBU
  • Debbie Lelievre NSH Lead- Patient Experience Eastern Zone Director – Quality Improvement and Safety Nova Scotia Health
2:40pm - 3:25pm Keynote Presentation - Driving Innovation in Cape Breton
  • Annette Verschuren O.C., CBU Chancellor, Chair & CEO of NRStor Inc
3:25pm - 3:55pm Research Abstract Presentations
  • The Role of Simulation in Improving Health Care Systems
    Dr. Vrinda Krishna, PhD CBU
    Dr. Hamid Afshari, PhD CBU
  • Toward High Quality GAN-Synthesized Computed Tomography Images Using Quantitative Metrics
    Dr. Tynan Stevens, MD NSH
    Finlay Korol-O’Dwyer
3:55pm - 4:15pm Leveraging Innovation to Improve Health and Health Care: Nova Scotia Health’s Innovation Team
  • Brittney MacKinnon, Director of Innovation, Nova Scotia Health
  • Margaret Palmeter, Director of Business Development, Nova Scotia Health
4:15pm Day 1 Wrap-up and Introduction to Day 2

Friday, October 22, 2021

Time Topic Speaker(s)
8:30am - 8:45am Building Research & Innovation Capacity in Nova Scotia
  • Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy, Vice President of Research, Innovation & Discovery
  • Chief Nurse Executive, Nova Scotia Health
8:45am - 9:00am Academic and Health Authority Partnerships – A Comprehensive Scoping Review
  • Dr. Britney Benoit, Assistant Professor, St. Francis Xavier University and Health Sciences Research Chair, Nova Scotia Health
9:00am - 9:50am Research Abstract Presentations
  • Homelessness and Covid-19: Findings from Two Health Disasters
    Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid, PhD CBU
    Dr. Jeff Karabanow, PhD Dal
    Dr. Haorui Wu, PhD UofT
    Dr. Jean Hughes, PhD Dal
    Kaitrin Doll, PhD (c) UofT
    Meghan Richardson, MSc (c) UofL
  • Getting the Whole Picture: An Anthropological Epidemiology for Future Epidemic Response
    Dr. Joseph Parish, PhD CBU
9:50am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 10:15am Increasing access to life-saving interventions: Nova Scotia Health’s Clinical Trials Unit Break
  • Dr. Jordan Warford, Senior Director of Research, Nova Scotia Health
10:15am - 10:50am Research Abstract Presentations
  • “They say ‘we’re sorry’, but sorry doesn’t really help”: Results from COVID-19 Rapid Research Study on Dementia Care in the Community in Eastern Nova Scotia
    Dr. Katie Aubrecht, PhD StFX
    Dr. Stephanie Mason, PhD StFX
    Trudy Flynn, Maritime Strategy for Patient Oriented Research
    Dr. Elaine Moody, PhD Dal
    Dr. Meaghan Sim, RD PhD NSH
    Kristin Hadfield, Trinity College
    Mary Jean Hande, MSVU
    Michelle DePodesta, NSH
    Dr. Christine Kelly, University of Manitoba
  • Maskwiomin: Study of an Almost Forgotten Traditional Mi’kmaq Skin Remedy made from Birch Bark
    Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, PhD CBU
    Dr. Tuma Young, PhD CBU
10:50am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 11:30am Tajikeimɨk: Priorities for Health Transformation
  • Sharon Rudderham, Director of Health Transformation, Tajikeimɨk, Mi’kmaw Health and Wellness
  • Lindsay Peach, Executive Director, Tajikeimɨk, Mi’kmaw Health and Wellness
11:30am - 12:30pm Keynote Presentation - Disruptive Innovation and Teamwork
  • Dr. Brian Goldman MD
12:30pm - 12:55pm Outcomes & Actions - The Way Forward
  • Dr. Tara Sampalli, Senior Scientific Director Research, Innovation and Discovery, Nova Scotia Health
12:55pm - 1:00pm Closing Remarks and Conference Wrap Up
  • Dr. Corrine McIsaac, PhD. RN, Associate Professor CBU, Founder Health Outcomes Worldwide, Affiliate Scientist Nova Scotia Health, Associate Scientist MSSU