PHIRN: Population Health Improvement Research Network

Upcoming and past PHIRN webinars

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PHIRN Fireside chats – Knowledge Exchange via innovative technologies:

A key focus of PHIRN is knowledge exchange. This is enabled through PHIRN Fireside Chats: virtual pan-Canadian discussions for professionals in population health and stakeholder sectors via a simultaneous telephone and internet conference.

Fireside Chats provide opportunities to share leading edge research and application as well as support discussions and mobilization around the issues.

Advisors on Tap are experts in the field. They provide an overview of leading edge research and application and support substantive discussions around the issues. Participants ask questions and make comments via the internet conference, email and/or telephone discussions.

Research programs receiving PHIRN research grants have provided Fireside Chats to share an overview of their research program and results. In addition, PHIRN Co-leads have provided Fireside Chats. Topics have been wide ranging from local to national and international issues and perspectives, from food equity to addiction and mental health services, promoting physical activity, oral health care, globalization and health...etc. Health equity and social determinants of health are the common themes throughout the presentations and discussions.

Participants are from public health, universities (faculty and students), research institutes, long term care, provincial/territorial health ministry’s and non-government organizations. They have been appreciative of accessing Canadian experts, research and perspectives as well as networking with their colleagues from across Canada – all with no registration fees, travel costs or green house gas emissions. Depending on the topic, participation has ranged from 10 – 100+. The groups, small or large have appreciatively had a chance to delve into the topics, share perspectives, experiences, hopes and resources. Advisors on Tap have been willing to have participants contact them in follow-up to the discussions.

Upcoming Fireside chats from our PHIRN Funded projects:

May 6, 2011:
Labour Market policies and social determinants of health
Carles Muntaner PhD MHS PHIRN Scientist and Ted Schrecker, PHIRN Scientist

May 19, 2011:
Adverse Health Outcomes of Labor Market Discriminations and Employment Insecurity faced by Racialized Groups in Toronto
Yogendra Shakya, Senior Researcher at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Past Fireside chats from our PHIRN Funded projects:

January 2011:
Food for Health Equity in Diverse Communities
Cameron Norman, University of Toronto
Creating Pathways to Advantage Through Food Innovation Networks

February 2011:
Promoting a Population Level Intervention to Enhance Participation in Physical Activity - The Role of Marketing and Peer Ambassadors
Dr. Brenda Bruner, Assistant Professor, Physical and Health Education, Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University

February 2011:
Psychology Service Centre for Addiction and Mental Health -Schizophrenia Program

Sean A. Kidd, Ph.D., C.Psych., CPRP Independent Clinician Scientist & Head,

Past Fireside chats presented by PHIRN co-leads:

Oral Health Care in Canada - time to try something new?
Carlos R. Quiñonez DMD, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)
Assistant professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, PHIRN co- lead

The role of ‘lay’ and community health worker interventions in addressing health inequities within hard to reach populations: Canada’s emerging knowledge

Sara Torres, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa and Ron Labonté, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, PHIRN co-lead

November, 2010:
ICES Diabetes Report Implications for innovations
Doug Manuel, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), PHIRN co-lead

October 29, 2010 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
What does it take to make a healthy province?
Douglas G. Manuel, MD, FRCPC, MSc, Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) PHIRN Co-lead with Discussant Heather E Manson MD FRCP MHSc Director, Health Promotion,  Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion.


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Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 May 2011 08:18 )