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PODER, Thomas G., BELLEMARE, Christian A., BÉDARD, Suzanne K., et al. Social acceptance and population confidence in telehealth in Quebec. BMC Health Services Research, 2015, vol. 15, no 1, p. 72.


Essay: Beyond the usual suspects: using political science to enhance public health policy making. Patrick Fafard, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. J Epidemiol Community Health.

Welcome to the website of the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN)!



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The Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) is pleased to offer contests and awards to its members for 2015-2016. To find out more, visit our "Research Support" section.


***QPHRN's 1st annual Scientific Day – Proceedings available***

Presentations and pictures from the QPHRN's 1st annual Scientific Day that took place on March 24.

Thank you to all our members, participants, researchers, students and partners.

It was a great day for population health research!

For more details, please visit our blog.





Activities of our strategic groups:



8 mai: The Ethics and Integrity strategic group  invites you to participate  at the following event: "Regards croisés sur la relation de soins" organized by three of our Network's members : Maude Laliberté, Charles Dupras and Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon. It will be held at Café l'Artère, 7000 avenue du Parc, from 14 h to 15 h 30.  FreeFor more details.


May 4-8 : Global Health Programs along with multiple sponsors are proud to announce our new Operational Research Methods Course. This 5 day course on Operational Research will provide an overview of the what, why and how of operational research. The target audience is Masters and/or Doctoral students interested in Global Health, especially those who plan to work in public health programs in low and middle income countries. SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY! To register: Course inquiries contact: Tripti Pande (course coordinator)


November 5-7: The 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health will be held this year in Montreal. It will provide a forum for practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers interested in primary health care to share knowledge, experience and promote innovation and collaborative action. The 2015 Conference is held in partnership with the Global Health Research Capacity Training Program (GHR-CAPS). This annual conference welcomes approximately 500 people from around the world to discuss and share issues of global health. The conference theme for 2015 is Capacity Building for Global Health: Research & Practice and will examine capacity building from a variety of perspectives. The QPHRN Global Health axis is planning an activity. If you are interested in this event, please contact Tripti Pande at


Other announcements:

April 20: New websites for the Fonds de Recherche du Québec. In addition to broadcasting programs of scholarships and grants from the Funds, the websites will highlight the results and impacts of conducted research supported by the Fund. The websites will also have a section on ethics and scientific integrity, and a section dedicated to the partnership.


April 30 - May 1st: Celebrating McGill's Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health’s Anniversary (1964-2015) 50 Years of Population Health Sciences. Find out more at or here for the complete program.


June 12-14: Sara Mathieu-C. student at UdeM and member of the Network, invites you to an editorial retreat for PhD and Master's students at the first edition of  "THÈSEZ- VOUS?". For more details.


International Network for Research on Inequalities in Child Health. June 26, 2015 from 14:30-17:00 Community Conversation. The Spirit Level with/avec Drs. Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett.

The International Network for Research on Inequalities in Child Health (INRICH) invites submission of abstracts of students, early career, and senior investigators for poster presentations. INRICH aims to share and advance knowledge and research into inequalities in child health and well-being, in child health and social equity and child policy by establishing a scientific community in which research priorities can be identified, collaborative projects established and new researchers encouraged. Our aim is to inform policy that will promote social equity in child health. Abstracts must have a clear focus on child health inequalities; previously presented research will be considered. Submitted abstracts will undergo blind peer review. The top-ranked submissions will be invited for an oral presentation. Abstracts must be submitted online by May 15, 2015 at 23:59. (

The afternoon session of the 2015 INRICH Workshop is open to the public and will be held at Concordia University’s Loyola Campus on Friday, June 26th from 14:30 to 17:00. Join us for a Community Conversation featuring Drs. Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett discussing their book, The Spirit Level, which will follow the poster session and oral presentations. Registration is required. For more information:  


Sept. 20-22: For the first time, at the Canadian Rural Health Research Society Conference, we have organized an oral health session and a workshop on e-health with a focus on the use of tele dentistry in the primary care setting. Please Feel free to distribute to your colleagues, trainees, and others who may be interested.  Abstract submission deadline is April 30th, 2015.  For more info.

Best Regards, Elham Emami, DDS, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, School of Public Health , Université de Montréal 


Funding opportunities:

Have you ever considered how a patient might be impacted when their first language is different than that of the health professional being consulted? Over the next few weeks the IHSP will be accepting research proposals from undergraduate and graduate students on the topic of  “Language and Health: Facilitating Access to Health Care for Linguistic Minorities.” The total amount for this funding envelope is $35,000, to be divided among up to 8 awardees for a fellowship starting in September 2015. Applicants must be full-time students registered with a Quebec University. For additional information please visit the IHSP Site. DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015. For more infos, please contact Melissa J. Behamonde at:

On behalf of Daniel Weinstock, Principal Investigator,
Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project, and
Director, Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University


The Team of Interdisciplinary Research on the Prevention and Reduction of Work Disability (ERIPRIT Team), funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), offers two annual funding opportunities for a master or doctoral program and a postdoctoral training program in the field of occupational health and readaptation. The team is interested in developing new knowledge to: better understand why workers with health problems (such as burnout, stress, cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, etc.) have difficulty staying and returning to work; develop and implement programs aiming at preventing disabilities; study effective and cost-effective knowledge translation strategies. Deadline: May 1st, 2015





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