Island Health’s flagship health research month is designed to educate, inform, inspire and stimulate. Every year, we bring together researchers and students, patients and healthcare providers, decision-makers and members of the public to share ideas and spark innovation.
Five Days in May 2019
All events take place in Victoria and are available online; all events are free and open to anyone interested. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, May 2
Driving Quality and Innovation: Clinical Trials Showcase
Hear how clinical trials conducted at Island Health have changed practice and patients' lives, and learn about the supports available to investigators.
Clinical Research Education Symposium
Join your clinical research colleagues for an afternoon of learning and resource-sharing!
Monday, May 6
Equity across the Spectrum: Gender and Sexual Health Research
How can health research contribute to equity regardless of identity or orientation, and what further research is needed? Join us for events on:
- Supporting Vulnerable Women: A Focus on Stigma and Safety
- Men’s Health: From the Prostate to the Brain
- LGBTQ2+ Communities: Mapping of Health and Social Services
Thursday, May 16
Indigenous Health Research: Good Work Across Communities
Learn from examples of indigenous research, and join the conversation about how research can contribute to the ongoing work of reconciliation.
Thursday, May 23
Health Research is a Two-Way Street: Putting Citizen Scientists in the Driver’s Seat
The future of health research depends on the public voice. This session will focus on patient and community engagement in health research, including why it matters, how to find the right fit, and how to maximize impact.
Thursday, May 30
Cannabis: Revelations through Research
What do we know about cannabis and health, and where do we need more evidence? Learn how cannabis research is unfolding, and get informed about current regional, provincial and national initiatives. Join the conversation on how to move forward together.
Videos from previous years are available on Vimeo:
Continuing Education Credits
Five Days in May events are accredited for healthcare professionals seeking continuing education credits.
To request a certificate, please email email@example.com.
Learn more about self-reporting your credits.