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Date: Mar. 5, 2017 - Mar. 8, 2017
Time: - - refer to the Course Program for details
Hosted by: AIHS
Banff, Alberta, Canada (View map)
Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation, Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive

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Event Description

Alberta Innovates is helping build local expertise for global competitiveness in assessing the impact of research and innovation. Growing demand around the world requires researchers and others to effectively measure research impact and demonstrate contribution to broader health, social and economic benefits. In response, we are pleased to announce the third regional “hands-on” training course on how to put research impact assessments into practice (formally the Training Course on Health Research Impact Assessment). The course has sold every year – don’t miss out! Add your name to our contact list to receive updates: pme@albertainnovates.ca. Your competitive advantage awaits!

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Over 150 representatives from public, private and not-for-profit sector organizations have attended our health research impact training courses. Here are some of their comments:


“The course was intensive but manageable because of meticulous organization, engaging instructors and skilled pacing of the material.  The curriculum was adapted to accommodate learners with various levels of expertise.  I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in the emerging practice of research impact assessment–it is exciting to learn from skilled trainers on the ‘cutting edge’ of this work.”

Michele Moon, BScOT, MSc
Former Manager, Program Development and Evaluation,  Orion Health/CBI Helath Group
Alberta, Canada 

“I attended the CAHS workshop in October on behalf of our project and it’s gotten me hooked – looking forward to this training course!”

Jennifer Vena, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services
Alberta, Canada


“Your team at Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions have done some amazing work and it was great to learn about it directly from you all. I feel like the School gave me a toolbox of practical approaches and enabled me to begin to develop some professional relationships with others who are thinking about the same issues.”

Kristi L. Holmes, PhD
Director, Galter Health Sciences Library, Assoc. Dir., Evaluation, NUCATS, Assoc. Prof., Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Illinois, USA


“At the School, we were presented with the science behind research impact assessment, and also had the opportunity to get down to the nuts and bolts of actually doing the work of assessing the impact of research. I refer to the materials provided on a weekly basis and continue to benefit immeasurably from having attended this brilliant school.”

Colleen M. Norris, PhD
Scientific Director, Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
Alberta, Canada


“… ironically, as a researcher who submitted hundreds of grants over a career, I knew little of how to incorporate research impact assessment into my protocols … in four days this school taught me more than I had learned in a decade…”

Richard N Fedorak, MD, FRCPC, FRCP (London), FRSC
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada


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