Five Days in May

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Five Days in May

Island Health’s flagship health research month, 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 learn, share ideas and spark innovation. Our events are open to all.

2021

Five Days in May returned in 2021 in a virtual format focused on key COVID-19 research initiatives. The year prior was profoundly shaped by COVID-19 with rapid mobilization of research studies and supports, new collaborations and partnerships and tremendous learning in a complex, dynamic environment.

WHERE TO GO NEXT: HOW THE CURRENT PANDEMIC HAS INFORMED FUTURE PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH PRIORITIES 

Presented by Dr. Réka Gustafson MD FRCPC (Vice President, Public Health and Wellness, PHSA and Deputy Provincial Health Officer)

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RELATIONAL ROOTS OF INDIGENOUS COVID RESEARCH 

Presented by Dr. Danièle Behn Smith MD CCFP IFMCP (Deputy Provincial Health Officer, Indigenous Health) and Dr. Charlotte Loppie PhD (Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy and Associate Dean-Research for the Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria) 

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IN A PANDEMIC AND BEYOND: ENGAGING PATIENTS AS PARTNERS FOR HOSPITAL AT HOME 

Presented by Dr. Sean Spina BSc(Pharm) ACPR PharmD FCSHP (Principal Investigator of ATHOME and Co-Lead of Hospital at Home Evaluation; Clinical Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, Island Health) and Beth Bourke RN (Patient Partner, Hospital at Home)

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BUILDING A KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE FOR LONG TERM CARE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Presented by Dr. Kelli Stajduhar RN PhD FCAHS FCAN (Professor in the School of Nursing and Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health, University of Victoria)

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CAN ASKING JUST ONE QUESTION INFORM BETTER RESPONSES TO THE CURRENT DRUG-POISONING EMERGENCY?

Presented by Dr. Bernie Pauly RN PhD (Scholar in Residence, Island Health; Professor, School of Nursing; Scientist, Canadian Institute for Substance Use; Community Engaged Scholar, University of Victoria) and Fred Cameron (Community Researcher, Canadian institute for Substance Use Research; Operations Coordinator and Harm Reduction Manager, SOLID Outreach Society; Patient Council, BC Support Unit) 

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CLINICAL TRIALS AND A LEARNING HEALTH SYSTEM DURING A PANDEMIC

Presented by Dr. Srinivas Murthy MD CM MHSc (Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia; Chair, Pandemic Preparedness Research, Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada; Co-chair, Clinical Research Committee on COVID-19, World Health Organization)

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CLINICAL TRIALS: STOPS, PIVOTS & STRIDES DURING A PANDEMIC

Presented by Fiona Auld RN BSN CCRP (Clinical Research Nurse, Island Health); Deborah Parfett BSN CCRP (Clinical Research Coordinator, Island Health); Andrea Cameron RN MSc CCRP (Clinical Research Nurse, Island Health); Gayle Carney RN BSN (Clinical Research Nurse, Island Health); Jenna Winder RN MHA (Clinical Research Nurse, Island Health) 

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THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN COVID-19 VACCINE RESEARCH

Presented by Dr. Julie Bettinger PhD MPH (Professor, the Vaccine Evaluation Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia) and Dr. Manish Sadarangani BM BCh FRCPC DPhil (Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia Department of Pediatrics)

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ANTICIPATE 8: ICH E8(R1) GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CLINICAL STUDIES COMING IN 2021

Presented by Jean Smart (Regulatory Affairs and Quality Officer, Clinical Trials BC and Privacy Officer, BC Academic Health Science Network) and Tracy Wong ACRP-CP® (Research Compliance Facilitator, Island Health) 

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PATHWAYS TO MENTAL HEALTH: COMMUNITY AND CONNECTION DURING COVID AND BEYOND

Presented by Dr. Shannon Dames (Nursing Professor and Resilience Researcher, Vancouver Island University; Director, Roots to Thrive- Ketamine assisted Therapy Program)

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REDCAP™ TO THE RESCUE: HOW A TOOL FOR RESEARCH SUPPORTED PANDEMIC RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

Presented by Cheryl Armstrong (Consultant for Medicine Quality, Island Health), Jo-Lee Bertrand (Project Director, Surgical Services & Ambulatory Care), Tammi Larkin (Process Improvement Consultant, Island Health), and Jennifer Wade (Manager, Health, Wellness & Safety, Island Health)

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Past Years 

Five Days in May 2019

Recordings and resources from this year’s events are available below.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 - View a recording Men’s Health: From the Prostate to the Brain - View slides from this event; View a recording LGBTQ2+ Communities: Mapping of Health and Social Services

CLINICAL RESEARCH EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

Join your clinical research colleagues for an afternoon of learning and resource-sharing!

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Videos from previous years are available on Vimeo:

2018 videos
2017 videos
2016 videos
2015 videos
2014 videos
2013 videos
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Continuing Education Credits

Five Days in May events are accredited for healthcare professionals seeking continuing education credits.

To request a certificate, please email research@viha.ca.

Learn more about self-reporting your credits.