Abstract Submission Form

2020 Rural Health Equity Conference


Hello and thank you for your interest in the 2020 Rural Health Equity Conference being held May 14-15 in Nelson BC. 

This conference explores issues of equity and health in rural settings, sparking dialogue and connections between people who share a passion to respond to the unique needs of rural and remote communities. Presentations will explore strategies for genuine engagement and create dialogue about the implications of research findings for both rural communities and service organizations. Our goal is to spark partnerships for transformative research and knowledge translation. Two main themes guide our program:

Community Action for Health Equity: Rural communities are characteristically resilient and connected, often working together out of necessity to overcome inequities. This theme will feature examples of community action for health equity, inviting critical reflection on concepts like ‘collaboration’ and ‘equity’. Recognizing that inequities are systemic manifestations of unfair distribution of power and privilege, this theme will also explore issues of decolonization and reconciliation. Priority will be given to key health equity issues, including mental health and Indigenous health.

Relational, Integrated Knowledge Translation: Integrated knowledge translation centres on relationships, transforming traditional ideas of separation between researchers, research participants, and research users. This theme invites deliberation on notions of evidence and knowledge, methodology and rigour, engagement, accountability, and inclusivity. We hope to ignite dialogue about the ways in which research is a public good, part of the systems and resources that shape society.

Reviewers will score abstracts (Likert Scale) on: interest and appeal; alignment to conference themes and objectives; description of project or idea; impacts or implications; strategies for participant engagement; and coherence and readability. Results of abstract review are anticipated by the end of February, 2020.

Individuals may submit more than one abstract.

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