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Stellar lineup announced for Health Data for All of Us

A stellar lineup of speakers from across Canada has been announced for Health Data for All of Us: Earning Trust through Transparency, taking place April 23 in Montreal and online. Check out the agenda, featuring Dr. Antoine BoivinHarlan Pruden, Dr. Cécile Petigand and more!  

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Bringing multi-regional data access to Saskatchewan

Health Research Data Platform – Saskatchewan (HRDP-SK) approved its first data access requests, becoming Saskatchewan's only platform to integrate health data from multiple agencies. They join HDRN Canada members in advancing researcher access to multi-regional data.

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PHRN Australia's Metadata Platform launched

What is Population Health Research Network's Metadata Platform and how does it help researchers explore and find datasets available for data linkage in Australia? Check out our latest story, featuring Dr. Kate Miller, PHRN Coordinator for Science and Partnerships.

Upcoming Events

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PHDA Program: What can it do for you? MARCH 14 | 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT

Join this Q&A webinar to learn about Population Data BC and the University of Victoria's Population Health Data Analysis (PHDA) certificate program and upcoming course, Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modeling of Health Data.


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Panel: Current Approaches for Distributed Analysis | MARCH 14 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT

Our next Federated Analysis: State of the Science webinar features a panel discussion with Dr. Judith Maro, James Weaver and Michael Paterson on different approaches to distributed analysis, moderated by Dr. Robert Platt.


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Using Sex & Gender in Routinely Collected Data | MARCH 28 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT

Our next Big IDEAs About Health Data Speaker Series event features the University of Manitoba's Morgan Stirling discussing how to accurately and meaningfully include trans and gender diverse people in cancer health services research.


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CRDCN-CPP Webinar #6 | MARCH 28 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) and Canadian Public Policy (CPP) will present their sixth collaborative session highlighting policy-related research work in CPP that uses confidential or restricted microdata.


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Health Workforce Data in Canada | APRIL 3 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET

What is health workforce data and how can it be used in research? Check out this webinar hosted by the the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and partners, featuring HDRN Canada CEO Dr. Kim McGrail


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Strength in Numbers registration open! | MAY 2 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

Registration for the 2024 ICES Research Forum, Strength of Numbers: Partnering for Impact, is now open (and free)! The 2024 program features HDRN Canada presenters among its notable speakers, moderated presentations and insightful panels. 


News from Across the Network

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Hospital stays in Canada, 2022-2023

CIHI has released new data on hospital stays in Canada from 2022-2023. The data found that the top five reasons for hospital stays included giving birth, COPD, heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia. Key findings also include an increase in acute inpatient hospitalizations. 

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Funding community health & wellness projects in NWT

Hotıì ts'eeda is accepting funding applications for community initiatives, projects and research that address locally-identified health and wellness needs in the Northwest Territories. Projects must prioritize northern and Indigenous health and wellness. Apply by March 11

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Interdisciplinary Summer School in Digital Health

Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en informatique de la santé (GRIIS) is holding its Interdisciplinary Summer School in Digital Health, which explores the interdisciplinary challenges involved in building learning health systems, at the University of Sherbrooke in June. (French only)

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The Mental Health of First Nations Children in MB 

Read the summary of a new study which uses linked administrative data from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and the Government of Canada to examine the disparities in mental health between First Nations children and other children living in Manitoba.  

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Sexual and Reproductive Health in Canada

What’s important to Canadians when it comes to sexual and reproductive health? Statistics Canada's What We Heard Report summarizes the results of consultations undertaken for the Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative from December 2021 to June 2022.

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Get involved with patient partnership in Québec

Interested in getting involved with patient partnership? Unité de soutien SSA Québec's Experiences is a community of patient partners offering resources and opportunities to the public. Explore their online resources, including a magazine, webinars and more.


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Testing & Vaccination among First Nations in Manitoba

HDRN Canada Executive Member Dr. Nathan Nickel and the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba’s Wanda Phillips-Beck co-led a study in PLOS Medicine looking at the impact of First Nations-led partnerships on COVID-19 vaccination and testing.

In Case You Missed It!

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Current Approaches for Distributed Analysis

Check out HDRN Canada's second Federated Analysis: State of the Science Collective Learning Series webinar, which examines the benefits and limitations of current approaches to federated analysis through practical use cases.


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Combating the primary care crisis in SK

In Saskatchewan Health Quality Council's recent QiPowerHour webinar, Dr. Emmett Harrison shares the lessons he has learned implementing continuous quality improvement from the frontline as a family and emergency medicine physician.