International Conference participation support

Contest 2017-2018

The RRSPQ is pleased to announce its contest for the support to graduate students for presentation at international conferences in connection with the activities of the strategic groupings of the network.

  • The maximum contribution amount is $ 3 000.
  • We can finance a maximum of ten (10) presentations/year.
  • The presentation of the same work cannot be funded more than once by the RRSPQ and/or its strategic groupings or training programs.


  • Students must be enrolled in a master's program, doctoral or post-doctorate and be a member of the QPHRN.
  • They must have an abstract accepted for oral presentation or poster presentation at an international conference that is recognized by peers (beware of "fake" conferences organized by predatory organizations).
  • Communication must be the result of the work of master's, doctoral or post-doctoral student.
  • The conference may be held in Canada but it must be international (mentioned in the title, international speakers, etc.).
  • The conference must be held after March 12th, 2018.
  • The theme of the summary and the conference should focus on population health research in connexion with the activities of the Strategic Groupings of the Network
  • The student must be first author of the abstract.
  • One contribution only can be allocated per student per year

Document required

  • Application form completed and signed by the student and his or her supervisor
  • Summary of communication as submitted
  • Proof of acceptance of the paper
  • Proof of registration at the conference
  • Information about the conference, including: title, location, date, and a summary to understand the scope and objectives of the conference
  • Proof of enrollment in a master's degree, doctorate or post-doctorate from a university in Quebec
  • Copy of academic transcript

Selection criteria

  • Originality and scientific quality of the abstract communication
  • Conference renown
  • Potential impact on population health
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Quality of academic record


  • Funded students must explicitly mention the Network financial contribution in their presentation or posters, and use the QPHRN logo.
    The following acknowledgment is suggested: “XX [name of lecturer or/and “The research team”] acknowledge(s) financial support from the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) for the dissemination of these results”.
  • Funded students will attend and present their work at the nearest RRSPQ Annual Scientific Meeting. They must attend the general meeting of the RRSPQ on the same day.
  • It should be possible to post the presentation or the poster on the RRSPQ website.


Applications must be submitted as one single attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF file) via electronic mail – by mentioning “Competition – participation international conference” as the subject – no later than the submission’s deadline day at the following address:

The decisions of the Selection Committee will be rendered approximately one month after deadline dates.


    Funded students must submit a financial report to demonstrate the use of funds before getting reimbursed. The support offered by the Network will not exceed 3000 $ and will be paid upon submission of original receipts (expense reimbursement): original transport tickets (in economy class), boarding passes, receipts for accommodation expenses and for registration fees. Meal costs will be covered by the per-diem amount set by the University of Montreal regulations (maximum for the duration of the international conference + 1 day).


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    List of recipients 2007 - 2016


    BAYARD Chantal (INRS) "How do celebrities perform breastfeeding selfies (brelfies) on social media?" Motherlines: Mothering, Motherhood, and Mothers In and Through the Generations: Theory, Narrative, Representation, Practice and Experience, Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community and Involvement and UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, 6-9 July, 2017.

    DORÉ Isabelle (UdeM) "Does relatedness to others in physical activity promote mental health and prevent mental disorders?", 6th International Society of Physical Activity and Public Health Congress, Bangkok, 16 -19 nov. 2016

    LECLERC Jacinthe (U Laval)  "Hospitalizations and emergency consultations following generic antihypertensive drugs commercialization in Quebec", Scientific Sessions 2016, American Heart Association, New Orleans, 12-16 nov. 2016

    LORTHIOS Agathe (UdM) "What are the optimal conditions to implement peer-led health promotion programs? A systematic review", Global implementation conference 2017 – Expanding implementation perspectives : Engaging systems, Toronto, 10-21 juin 2017

    LUNGHI Carlotta (U Laval) "Depression and medication non-adherence in type 2 diabetic patients: association and factors associated with non-adherence", 20th European Society for Patient Adherence, Compliance and Persistence Conference, Lisboa, 18-19 nov. 2016

    NGANGUE Patrick (U Laval) "Failure to return for post-test counseling and HIV test results at the prevention and voluntary testing and counseling centers of Douala, Cameroon: an evaluation of a routine five-year program", Colloque international "Sciences sociales et VIH/sida en Afrique subsaharienne", Abidjan, 12-14 décembre 2016

    ROULEAU Geneviève (U Laval) "Online training to support nurses accompanying people living with HIV with medication adherence", 4th International Conference on Medical Informatics, Londron, 6-7 oct. 2016

    VAN DER WAL Ran (McGill) "Bottlenecks and Red Tape Reduce Access to Government Support Programs by Botswana’s Most Vulnerable Young Women", 8th Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s annual Conference, Washington DC, 6-9 April 2017.


    BATONA Georges (U Laval):  "Développement et implantation d’une intervention de promotion du dépistage régulier du VIH chez les femmes travailleuses du sexe au Bénin : Application du protocole de « l’intervention mapping”, 22e Conférence canadienne sur la santé mondiale, Montréal, Canada.

    COURTEMANCHE Yohann (U Laval): "HIV / HCV in Quebec's Provincial Detention Centres: Prevalence, Related Risk Factors, Access to Services and Care. Comparing Cross-sectional Data from 2003 and 2014", The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit, Summit VIII: Tackling the Social Drivers of HIV, Washington, United States.

    DELACUWE Béatrice (U Laval): "Inuit customary adoption: Risk factors of attention and externalizing problems at scholl-age", 5th International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR5), Auckland, Nouvelle-Zélande.



    DRUETZ Thomas (UdeM):  Présentation au 14ème Congrès mondial de santé publique qui se tiendra à Kolkata (Inde) du 11 au 15 février 2015.





    Cancelled competition


    GOLLOCK  Aboubakry (UdeM):  « Brevets pharmaceutiques, expropriations et privatisations des savoirs traditionnels en Afrique : enjeux économiques et éthiques. » et « L'échec de la réforme régime canadien d'accès aux médicaments (RCAM) : quels enseignements pour les négociations post-Doha ? » Colloque EthicMedAfrique : Nouveaux enjeux éthiques du Médicament en Afrique, 1-2 juillet 2013, Dakar (Sénégal). (500$)

    MATHIEU-CHARTIER Sara (UdeM) : « Toward a Social-constructivist View of Serious Game : Practical Implacations for the Design of a Sexual Health Education Video Game », 5th Global Conference – Videogame Cultures, 14-16 juillet 2013, Oxford (UK) (500$).

    MONSON Eva (U. McGill): « Quality of Life and Social Support in Relation to Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder », 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 16-20 juillet 2013, Bordeaux (France). (500$).

    REY Lynda (UdeM) : « Assessing the implementation of the promoting birthing center (HPBC) in Montreal », 21st International HPH Conference, 22-24 mai 2013, Gothenburg (Suède). (500$).



    BOILEAU-FALARDEAU Michèle (UdeM) :  « La mise en place d'un courtier de connaissance au Burkina Faso », 2nd Symposium on Health Systems Research, 31 octobre - 3 novembre 2012, Beijing (Chine). (500$)


    D'SOUZA Nicole (U. McGill) : « Beyond PSTD: Religion, mobility and social networks in Highland Peruy », 3rd International Congress of GLADET (Grupo Latino Americano de Estudios Transculturales), 9-11 août 2012. (500$)

    DUPRAS, Charles (UdeM) : « Epigenetics and the environment in bioethics (Oral) », 11th World Congress of Bioethics, International Association of Bioethics (IAB), 26-29 juin 2012. (500$)

    MONSON Eva (U. McGill): « Findings from an Epidemiological Catchment Area: Quality of Life and Social Support in Relation to Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder », 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP), 22-27 juillet 2012. (500$)



    BORGÈS DA SILVA Roxane, (UdeM) : « L'évolution de l'organisation et de la performance des services de 1ère ligne (2005-2010) dans deux régions du Québec : Montréal et Montérégie (oral) », « Évaluation d'un nouveau modèle de soins intégrés au Québec : une étude de cohortes utilisant un score de propension (oral) », « Utilisation des urgences au Québec : y a-t-il des différences entre milieu rural et milieu urbain? (affiche) », « Affiliation à un médecin de famille et mammographie (affiche) », Congrès de la Société Française de Santé Publique (SFSP), 2 -4 novembre 2011, Lille (FRANCE). (500$)


    DIONNE Pierre-Alexandre ( U. Sherbrooke) : « The economic impact attributable to the inappropriate prescription of benzodiazepines in the elderly », 16e Conférence annuelle de l'International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (ISPOR), 20-25 mai 2011. (500$)

    FILLION Myriam (UQÀM) : « Mercury research in the Brazilian Amazon: from research, to results sharing, to research » et « Visual functions in Fish-Eating Communities of the Brazilian Amazon », 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), 24-29 juillet 2011. (500$)

    HERBERT Christophe (U. McGill) : « Creation and Evaluation of an University eCourse related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder », European Conference on Traumatic Stress (ECOTS) organisée par European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), 2-5 juin 2011. (500$)

    LEMIRE Mélanie (U. Laval):  « Selenium and mercury opposing influences in fish-eating populations of the Brazilian Amazon » - paneliste invitée, 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), 24-29 juillet 2011. (500$)



    MOUBARAC Jean-Claude (UdeM) : « Contextual and individual factors associated with consumption of sweet foods in healthy individuals living in an urban setting », SOPHE 61st Annual Meeting - "Healthy People 2010: Scaling New Heights", 4-6 novembre 2010. (500$)


    BLOUIN Brittany (U. McGill) : « Maternal anemia modifies the effect of the timing of umbilical cord clamping on infant anemia in the Peruvian Amazon », Global Congress on Maternal and Infant Health, 22-25 septembre 2010. (500$)

    ST-CYR Isabelle (U. McGill) : « Reproductive Health Care Access for Urban Migrants in Kampala, Uganda », Canadian Pubic Health Association Centennial Conference, 13-16 juin 2010. (500$)



    BORGÈS DA SILVA Roxane (UdeM) : « Taxonomie des médecins: profil de pratique et indicateurs de prestations des services », « Le changement organisationnel en première ligne médicale: suivi d'une cohorte d'organisations de soins primaires », et « Disparités de pratique entre les médecins vivant sur un territoire rural et les médecins venant ponctuellement de zone pourvues. (Poster) », Congrès de la Société française de santé publique, Nantes (France), 1-3 octobre 2009. (450.51$)

    LEMIEUX Valérie (UdeM) : « The Association of Organisational and Individual Characteristics with Patient Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Illness », 2009 North American Primary Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting, Montréal (Canada),14-18 novembre 2009. (200$)


    AUBIN Karine (U. Laval) : « Le concept de continuité, les soins infirmiers et le système de santé québécois: une histoire à dire et à écrire », 4e Congrès mondial des infirmières et infirmiers francophones, Marrakech, (Maroc), 7 au 11 juin 2009. (496.48$)

    D'AMICO Émilie (UQÀM) : « GLB Youths' Outcomes as a Function of Family Quality during Childhood », 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Toronto (Canada), 6 au 9 août 2009. (489.64$)

    JODOIN Émilie (UQÀM) : « Influence of Flexibility in Parents' Gender Roles and Children's Sexual Stereotypes », 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Toronto (Canada), 6-9 août 2009.(496.48$)

    SECK Awa (U. Laval):  « Vieillir au féminin: l'expérience de femmes sénégalaises âgées de 60 ans et plus vivant dans la communauté », 4e Congrès mondial des infirmières et infirmiers francophones, 7-11 juin 2009. (500$)



    BORGÈS DA SILVA Roxane (UdeM) : « Physician practice configurations according to organizational and geographical context », 36th Annual Meeting North American Primary Care Research Group, 15-19 novembre 2008. (500$)

    BRETON Mylène (UdeM) :  « Implementation and development of local health networks over time in Quebec (Canada) », 36th Annual Meeting North American Primary Care Research Group, 15-19 novembre 2008. (500$)

    CANTINOTTI Michael A. (U. McGill) : « Smoking and second-hand smoke among prison employees: it's time to act! », 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 8-12 mars 2009. (99$)

    SMITH Pernelle (UdeM) : « Appréhender la complexité des réseaux : présentation de la démarche d'adaptation d'une théorie pour formaliser un cadre descriptif des réseaux », Conférence annuelle de l'Association Latine pour l'Analyse des Systèmes de Santé (CALASS), 11-13 septembre 2008. (500$)


    D'AMICO Émilie (UQÀM) : « Parental Reactions to GLB Youths' Coming Out: A Diadic Analysis », 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 14-17 août 2008. (500$)

    ETEZADI Sarah  (U. Concordia) : « La sagesse et les valeurs dans les adultes plus âgés : des liens avec le bien-être », XXIX International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2008), 20-25 juillet 2008. (500$)



    BRETON Mylène (UdeM) : « Les défis de l'implantation d'une responsabilité populationnelle dans le système de soins: le cas de la réforme au Québec », Congrès de la Société française de santé publique, 22 au 24 Novembre 2007. (499,60$)

    BORGÈS DA SILVA Roxane (UdeM) : « Configurations organisationnelles d'environnement de pratique des omnipraticiens » et « La pratique à l'urgence des omnipraticiens : y a t il des différences en terme d'offre de soins entre le contexte rural et le contexte urbain? », Congrès de la Société française de santé publique, 22 au 24 Novembre 2007. (471,68$)

    SMITH Pernelle (UdeM) : « Comment les accréditations française, canadienne et de PAHO conceptualisent-elles la performance? », Conférence annuelle de l'Association Latine pour l'Analyse des Systèmes de Santé (CALASS),26 Octobre 2007. (500$)