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Month of October 2020

October 13, 2020 | Tuesday | 12:00 AM - November 20, 2020 | Friday | 12:00 AM


Virtual Institute 2020

The Virtual Institute 2020 will feature a weekly series of interactive webinars, digital posters and video presentations, networking meet-ups, and more!

Join us for exciting capacity-building opportunities and an outstanding line-up of speakers on patient-oriented research topics. 

October 19, 2020 | Monday | 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
On-line format
Edmonton, Alberta


31st Annual Palliative Education & Research Day

Plenary Speakers: Dr. Cara Bablitz & Brenda Reynolds - The First Peoples of Canada: How heath equity can be improved by understanding our history Closing Speaker: Matt Day - The Crescendo Effect: Exploring key insights of professional musicians and offering a unique and engaging way to incorporate these into our daily lives

Learn about palliative care needs and enhance your knowledge of the practical aspects of care and of end-of-life issues. Explore current trends, issues and research with our invited guest experts and your colleagues.

This year the theme will be “Kaleidoscope of Diversity: Honoring individuality in palliative care”. Ensuring that the needs and wishes of each person 

In-depth workshops, concurrent sessions and posters will address all aspects of end-of-life care. Topic areas include:

  • Back to Basics: Symptom management, direct clinical care
  • Emerging Issues & Trends: innovations and research in Palliative & End of Life Care
  • Challenging clinical care needs for Palliative and End of Life patients and their families
  • Psychosocial / Spiritual & Wellness

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October 20, 2020 | Tuesday | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


How COVID-19 is changing the evidence landscape: October 20, 2020

Dr. Christopher McCabe, Anne Hayes, and Dr. Nicole Mittmann

CADTH is hosting this no-cost webinar to mark the inaugural World Evidence-based Healthcare Day.  They will be discussing the types of evidence used to make decisions, the utility of rapid reviews to support critically important policy and clinical decisions, and the level of risk decision-makers are willing to tolerate.


October 21, 2020 | Wednesday | 10:00 AM - October 22, 2020 | Thursday | 4:00 PM

Special Events

BC Research Ethics Virtual Sympsium

This two-day online symposium will be held on Zoom and feature one morning and one afternoon session each day.

This event is open to all research ethics stakeholders across British Columbia but will focus on topics primarily intended for research ethics board members, administrators, patients, public health researchers, and public policy specialists.

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October 27, 2020 | Tuesday | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Open Science: COVID-19 and beyond

Leslie Weir and Dr. Margaret Sampson

The landscape of scientific publishing has shifted during the pandemic. Many publishers have made research related to COVID-19 freely available, preprint servers have surged in popularity to share new results ahead of formal publication, journals have expedited their publication processes, and international collaborations have formed to compile the large volume of information being produced. This webinar will explore these changes in scholarly communication and discuss their implications for access to scientific research and evidence synthesis. Is the open science model here to stay? What are the consequences of bypassing or accelerating the peer review process? How can information specialists and researchers best search for evidence on COVID-19 given the speed of new research and changing publication models?

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