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November 16-17, 2023 Saint John, NB

Welcome to New Brunswick Health Research Week.

Join us for Health Research Week – the event that puts the spotlight on health research happening right here in New Brunswick. Dive into engaging discussions, learn from top-notch speakers, and get inspired by the innovation in our province. It’s more than just an event - it’s where NB's health future begins.
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Why attend Health Research Week?

Health Research Week is a must-attend event for healthcare leaders, research innovators, and policy makers. This year’s theme, “From Paper to Practice”, goes beyond theory, focusing on the impact of research on real-world health outcomes.

There's something for everyone at Health Research Week.

    • Researchers & Health Research Professionals:
      Delve into important health research topics across Biomedical, Clinical, Health Systems and Services, and Population Health topic streams.
    • Thought leaders & media:
      Gain invaluable insights into the cutting-edge research shaping our healthcare future.
    • Policy makers:
      Understand the science that can influence policies. Learn directly from top researchers about the impacts and practical applications of their work.

Event lineup

Keynote Speakers

Timothy Caulfield

Professor of Health Law and Science Policy

Bestselling Author

André Picard

Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient

Bestselling Author

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Deborah Cook

Award-winning Researcher

Order of Canada

Event Tracks

Tune into presentations and discussions with topic clusters across four health pillars.


Clinical Conversations:
From Trials to Treatment



Biomedical Breakthroughs: Advancing Health Through



Systems in Focus: Enhancing Health Services & Policies



People and Places: Insights into Population & Environmental Health

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November 16, 2023

Changemaker Gala

The Changemaker Gala honours the individuals and organizations shaping the health of New Brunswickers. Each year, we celebrate the contributions made by various researchers – from students to established professionals – across academia, government, public research institutions, and the private sector.

Be part of this celebration and opportunity to network with New Brunswick’s changemakers.

• Networking & Cocktails 

• Gala Dinner

• Changemaker Award 

The Agenda

Immerse yourself in captivating events at Health Research Week 2023, featuring welcoming remarks, thought-provoking keynotes, insightful presentations, an elegant gala, and recognition of exceptional achievements through awards.
  1. November 16, 2023 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Welcome Reception & Keynote

    Opening keynote presentation from André Picard, Globe & Mail Columnist.

    Welcoming Remarks 

    Damon Goodwin and Alli Murugesan will welcome participants to the 2023 Health Research Week. 


    Welcome Remarks 

    Minister of Health will welcome participants to the 2023 Health Research Week. 



    Opening keynote presentation from André Picard, Globe & Mail Columnist. 


  2. November 16, 2023 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

    Oral & Poster Presentations

    Kickoff of oral and poster presentations. Will continue throughout the event. 

    Oral Presentations 


    Four streams in breakout rooms, up to 4 presenters per stream. 


    Poster Presentation 

    Participants and judges explore poster presentations. 

  3. November 16, 2023 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Keynote & Presentations

    Keynote presentation from Timothy Caulfield, Professor at University of Alberta followed by oral and poster presentations.


    Keynote presentation, entitled “Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing us?” by Timothy Caulfield, Professor at the University of Alberta. 


  4. November 16, 2023 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Changemaker Gala

    Cocktail reception & gala awards dinner

    Cocktail Reception 

    Reception offered in the Mezzanine of the Delta Saint John. 

    Gala Dinner 

    Awards ceremony & social event 

  1. November 17, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Welcome Remarks & Judging

    Welcome reception and judging for poster presentations.

    Welcoming Remarks 

    Damon Goodwin and Alli Murugesan will welcome participants to Day 2 of 2023 Health Research Week. 


    Poster Presentations 

    Participants and judges explore poster presentations. 

  2. November 17, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Sessions & Keynote

    Oral presentations followed by a keynote by Gairdner Wightman Award recipient, Dr. Deborah Cook. 

    Oral Presentations 

    Four streams in breakout rooms, up to 4 presenters per stream. 



    A keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Deborah Cook, 2022 Gairdner Wightman Award recipient. 


  3. November 17, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

    Award Presentation

    Presentation of awards for 2023 Health Research Week poster presentations.

    Presentation of Awards 

    Prizes are announced for poster and oral presentations.  


Meet the Partners making #HRW2023 possible!
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"I've really enjoyed working with the ResearchNB team and the Health Research Week organizing committee over the past 2 years. Every month, we get together with several researchers, research professionals and students, and during these meetings, we get to know each other much better than in our usual functions or networking activities."

Caroline Jose, PhD
Researcher & Professor

“It has never been more obvious to me that our young scientists hold immense power to make New Brunswick a global leader in medical innovation and research. By networking and invaluable scientific discussions during this week, I was able to initiate new collaborations, which are growing and will result in further corporate work and co-supervision. I am proud to bring my research team to the upcoming 2023 Health Research Week, I want my students to integrate into this impactful scientific community.”

Anna Ignaszak, PhD

"Health Research Week (HRW) has proven to be a valuable way to connect with the players in New Brunswick’s research ecosystem. At BeiGene, we look to work with trusted partners to help transform cancer care. As transformation starts with research and innovation, BeiGene looks forward to the 2023 Health Research Week this fall."

Peter Brenders
General Manager

"My time at Health Research Week was inspiring. It was an excellent opportunity to learn of the invaluable work many researchers, organizations, and more are carrying out in our province. It is a great experience to have a venue where individuals who are all making an impact on the lives of those living in New Brunswick and beyond can come together and share and connect with each other. "

Lyne Ouellet
Research Coordinator

"The Health Research Week is a great opportunity to connect with other researchers across New Brunswick who are engaged in health related research. The diversity of research showcased is impressive and engaging. Many research collaborations can begin at this meeting that allow for growth in research teams within New Brunswick. Always fun too!"

Pam Jarrett, MD

“ResearchNB’s Health Research Week has been incredibly beneficial to me, expanding my knowledge through informative talks, engaging workshops, and providing valuable networking opportunities with experts and fellow students. Health Research Week gave me a platform to showcase my own research, fostered my curiosity and inspired me to continue exploring and asking questions. Additionally, it served as a fantastic avenue to learn about other cutting-edge projects and ways to get involved as a student.”

Dustin McKee

Be part of the movement that’s translating research “From Paper to Practice".