Conferences & Events

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Health Research Week is a virtual, online conference featuring panel discussions amongst distinguished researchers, student poster presentation competitions, and the research team of the year award ceremony.

Schedule of events:

Monday November 16

12:00 - 1:00 pm (ADT)
Diabetes panel: Why put sex and gender into diabetes research?
Dr. Neeru Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick
Dr. Jon McGavock, Associate professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba
Dr. Martin Senechal, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick

Tuesday November 17

12:00 - 1:00 pm (ADT)
Environmental changes and health panel: Changing Times
Dr. Vett Lloyd, Professor, Department of Biology, Mount Allison University
Dr. David Busolo, Assistant professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick (Moncton Campus)
Dr. Jeffrey Brook, Assistant professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto


Managing clinical trials panel

Stay tuned!


Cancer panel
Dr. Tony Reiman, Professor, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Dr. Robin Urquhart, Associate professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
Dr. Gilles Robichaud, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Université de Moncton

Thursday November 19

11:00 am - 12:00 pm (ADT)
Interactive panel discussion: Applying to NBIF and NBHRF - Tips for success
Dr. Laura Richard, Director of Research, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF)
Leah Carr, Director, Programs and Human Development, New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF)
Dr. Marc Surette, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Université de Moncton

Thursday November 19

1:00 - 2:00 pm (ADT)
Aging and neurodegenerative disease panel: (Challenges to) Aging well across the care continuum; the surprising things I never knew
Dr. Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, Professor, School of Nursing, Université de Moncton
Dr. Colleen O'Connell, Clinical Research Director, University of New Brunswick Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Pam Jarrett, Associate professor, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Friday November 20

Student poster presentation competitions - more details soon!
Research team of the year award - who will you vote for?

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Sponsorship opportunities


For more information, please contact Linda Matthews

Communication and Administration Coordinator, NBHRF:


Thank you!