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Health Research Meeting: Innovative practices in the spotlight

Health Research Meeting: Innovative practices in the spotlight

The Center for Integrated Health and Social Services at the Université Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec (CIUSSS MCQ) will hold its first edition of the Health Research Meeting today (Thursday). Highlighting the research projects of 14 clinicians and researchers, the event will welcome nearly one hundred health and social services professionals, managers and students.

Presentations will cover areas as diverse as tele-rehabilitation, olfactory dysfunction, wandering in senior housing and even strokes. Stephanie Dibben, Associate Director General of Public and Specialist Physical Health Programs at CIUSSS MCQ, is proud that the Center Maurici du Québec can count on doctors, nurses, health professionals, managers and researchers willing to push the practice further through their clinicians. research. “Sharing this scientific knowledge and culture is an important asset to our organization,” she says. The Trois-Rivières Health Foundation supports many projects each year through generous grants. Thus, all fourteen speakers of the Rendez-vous de la recherche en santé received financial support related to their research project.

There are many emerging research projects in the area

It’s often the large centers that come to mind when we think of health research. However, an increasing number of researchers and clinicians are choosing to join the CIUSSS MCQ to conduct their studies. Furthermore, there are currently 250 active research projects in the organization, to which about fifty new projects are added every year. “We always see a real interest in deepening our practical knowledge acquired in this field. “Combining clinical practice and research, as a professional, is a very stimulating challenge,” says Dr. Jean-Nicolas Dubi, internist and intensivist at the Regional University Hospital Center (CHAUR). ), and clinical instructor at the Faculty of Medicine of Montreal, University.

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Scientific culture is at the heart of health and social services

The first Health Research Meeting is part of an approach aimed at strengthening the scientific culture of the CIUSSS MCQ. Since the field of health and social services focuses on innovation, anticipation of new scientific discoveries is a reaction that must be maintained. “Research is not just for researchers and actors in the academic world. It has a tangible impact on all our professionals who can base their interventions on evidence-based data, as well as on our residents who benefit from best practices and thus high-quality care and services,” Ms. Despin concluded. the quality”.