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“Diversity in Paramedic Research”

Paramedic Research Symposium

September 19, 2019

Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

The Paramedic Association of Canada is hosting a 1-day Paramedic Research Symposium on September 19, 2019 in conjunction with the Paramedicine Across Canada Expo in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This event is open to all healthcare practitioners from any discipline. Whether you’re a responder, primary or advance care paramedic, nurse, physician or other, there’s something for everyone at this event.

The day will feature speakers from Canada and abroad, who will present on a range of topics relevant to paramedics, prehospital care practitioners and researchers. There will be multiple free-paper sessions for paramedics to present their research in either an oral presentation or poster format.

The afternoon will feature “rapid research rounds” where participants will have an opportunity to circulate to number of stations focusing on various research topics such as:

  • How to critically appraise literature
  • How to get started in research
  • How and where to publish
  • Where to find research dollars
  • What does career as a paramedic researcher look like?
  • How to encourage student research

There will also be opportunity for aspiring researchers to participate in a “research incubator” where experienced researchers will be available to help scope research questions, discuss methodology, and connect participants to additional resources and expertise to support their research.

Research Symposium Agenda

Check out the Research Symposium agenda HERE..

 Sponsorship Opportunities

We are now accepting sponsorship applications for the event from companies and organisations. Please contact us at pacexpo@paramedic.ca if you are interested in sponsoring a portion of the day’s proceedings. There are various levels of sponsorship packages available.

 Registration

 Registration will open in association with the Paramedicine Across Canada Expo.

  • Paramedics, physicians, nurses, students of all disciplines, and other medical providers are all encouraged to attend.

 

Call for Abstracts

 Abstracts can be submitted via online form only: https://tinyurl.com/pacexporesearch

  • Closing date is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Only abstracts that have been submitted in final form on and before the deadline will be considered for inclusion in the abstract session.
  • Submitting an abstract does not register you for the Paramedic Research Symposium or the main Paramedicine Across Canada Expo. You must register for these events separately.
  • The Abstract Committee will consider abstracts that have been previously presented at other national, regional, and international scientific meetings.
  • Abstracts on topics covering prehospital clinical care, education, service delivery, management, research and more will be considered.
  • Abstracts will be peer-reviewed in blinded fashion. Abstract scoring and acceptance will be based strictly on merit.
  • Abstracts must be structured as follows:
  1. Introduction/Background (including ethics approval)
  2. Methods
  3. Results/Findings
  4. Discussion & Conclusion
  5. Maximum word count is 250 words
  • Authors will be notified if their abstract has been selected for oral or poster presentation as soon as the review is complete (review will commence on closing date).
  • Further details regarding placement as an oral or poster presentation, as well as times of presentation will follow as soon as possible
  • There will be 6 presentations ranked for oral presentation from submitted abstracts. Oral abstracts will be 15 minutes in length with 5 minutes for Q&A per presentation.
  • Other scored abstracts will be invited for poster display.

 

Abstract Publication

All oral and poster abstracts that are accepted and presented at the symposium will be published in an online, open access Canadian paramedic journal.

 

Optional Online Course on Research Ethics – Government of Canada

Participants are invited and encouraged to take advantage of a free course offered by the Government of Canada on research ethics.

Human subjects research in Canada is generally governed by a document known as the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS). “Tri-Council” is a reference to Canada’s three federal granting agencies:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

The TCPS guides the review of all research conducted at institutions funded by any of those 3 agencies (i.e., all Canadian universities and many hospitals) and is considered the minimal standard for the ethical review of research involving humans. The interpretation and enforcement of the principles found within the TCPS is left to universities and hospitals, most of which have “Research Ethics Boards” (REBs) whose job it is to review research proposals and monitor ongoing research to ensure compliance with the TCPS.

The online tutorial TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics) is an introduction to the 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). It consists of eight modules focusing on the guidance in TCPS 2 that is applicable to all research regardless of discipline or methodology.

https://tcps2core.ca/welcome .

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