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Making Connections

Posted by Asha Law on Fri, 2012-05-04 12:11

The 2012 version of the Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions ‘Making Connections’ Conference: this year, AIHS is recognizing the importance of evaluation and performance management in measuring the impact of health research. The ‘Making Connections’ conference will take place in Jasper June 17-19, 2012, and will bring health research stakeholders together to talk about the value of research, and explore how best to demonstrate that value.

Be better informed about the latest information on performance management/evaluation systems being used in Alberta’s research and innovation system.

• Expand your personal and organizational networks.

• Improve your understanding of measuring research and innovation impact - learn the best practices and most current thinking in the field.

• Mingle with policy and health research experts from the UK, United States, and Canada, such as:

  • Dame Sally Davies – Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, UK

  • Martin Buxton – Professor of Health Economics at Brunel University (London, UK), and developer of the ‘payback’ model for health-related research

  • Harold Pincus – Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University

  • Steven Wooding – Research Leader at RAND Europe

  • Gretchen Jordan – North American Editor of Research Evaluation; Consultant

Early Bird deadline May 15, 2012. REGISTER NOW via Making Connections web site at http://www.aihealthsolutions.ca/connects/conference/