Primary Health Care Research Day

Program and Conference Proceedings
Keynote Address
Patients Included

Primary Health Care Research Day was held on June 17, 2019 at the Collaborative Health Education Building on the Dalhousie University Campus.  The event was attended by patients and community members, students, medical residents, faculty, researchers, health care providers, policy and decision makers, and the primary health care research community.

Primary Health Care Research Day is an opportunity to come together and celebrate primary health care research in Nova Scotia and across Canada.  Find information on past Primary Health Care Research Days here.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the day’s success!

Program and Conference Proceedings

Download the full program.

Download the poster and oral presentations presented at Primary Health Care Research Day 2019.

Keynote Address

Title: Researcher, Provider Patient and Policy partnerships to implement evidence informed primary and integrated health care

Walter Wodchis

Walter Wodchis, PhD, is Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and Research Chair in Implementation and Evaluation Science at the Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners. His main research interests are health economics and financing and health care policy evaluation. Through his research programs which include more than 30 collaborating researchers and as many trainees, Dr. Wodchis has led several studies examining complex needs of high cost patient groups, the implementation of integrated care programs to address those needs, and evaluations for a number of integrated care programs in Ontario.

Patients Included


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Primary Health Care Research Day is proud to be a Patients Included conference.  In order to qualify, five clauses have been met to ensure meaningful patient engagement.  Read our Patient Charter.

Our Sponsors

Financial support for Primary Health Care Research Day is provided by BRIC NS, Dalhousie University Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation and Nova Scotia Health Authority Office of the Vice-President Research.