Developing New Researchers

2005 Ontario Training Centre Summer Institute
R.W. Pong, D.M. Cudney*, V.G. Guérin, N. Booth*, L. Kay*, Summer Institute Planning Committee, and OTC Principals

The Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research (OTC) had its second Summer Institute at Laurentian University from June 12 to 17, 2005, and the theme of the Summer Institute was "Health Human Resources Research and Policy: A Focus on Rural and Northern Issues." It focused on research and policy issues in relation to the health workforce, with an emphasis on health workforce challenges in rural or northern settings.

With the support of the OTC and the Summer Institute Planning Committee, CRaNHR was responsible for planning and making preparation for this week-long event.

Funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and other agencies, the OTC is a consortium of six Ontario universities (Lakehead, Laurentian, McMaster, Ottawa, Toronto, York) that offers graduate training leading to a Diploma in Health Services and Policy Research.

The OTC Summer Institutes provide opportunities for students to learn from experts, to share knowledge, and to exchange ideas. The OTC Summer Institutes are designed to expose students to important health services and policy issues and challenge them to: a) develop program-specific monitoring and evaluation strategies that are scientifically rigorous; and b) design dissemination approaches that would facilitate the uptake of research results by decision- or policy-makers.

(funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and the Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research)

[For a more detailed description of the 2005 Summer Institute program, themes, speakers and presentation topics, please click here.]

Click here for pictures from the 2005 OTC Summer Institute.

(Names in bold denote CRaNHR investigators and research staff. Names with an * denote former CRaNHR investigators and research staff.)