The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is pleased to draw your attention to the call for abstracts for the International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services (ICSBHS), of which the foundation is a sponsor. We encourage you to share this e-mail with colleagues whom you think would be interested and to learn more about the conference by clicking on the following link or copying and pasting it in your browser: http://www.icsbhs.org/. Please note the deadline for submission of abstracts is February 28, 2005.
The ICSBHS is a biennial conference series that began in the United Kingdom, and has since been hosted by the Netherlands, Canada, Australia and the United States. The conference returns to Canada in 2005 and will be in Montreal, September 18-20, 2005, hosted by the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.
The series provides an international forum for the exchange of health services research and experience to improve access to and the quality of healthcare systems. Its focus is on the process of promoting the use of scientific evidence for clinical practice, health services management and health policy.
The co-chairs of the 2005 ICSBHS Program Committee are Dr. Peter C. Coyte of the University of Toronto, Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw of the University of Ottawa, and Mr. Joseph de Mora of Kingston General Hospital, all of Canada.
The Theme of the 2005 conference is:
Improving Health by Advancing Healthcare: Linking Research, Policy and Action
The 2005 ICSBHS is the first significant international meeting to take place since the Ministerial Summit on Health Research held in Mexico City in November 2004. Our conference theme echoes the aim of the Summit to promote the practical application of health research in health systems and settings.
Therefore, the conference seeks abstracts that demonstrate:
Research to Policy,
Research to Action, or
Policy to Action
To learn more, please click on the following link or copy and paste it in your browser: http://www.icsbhs.org/abstracts.html.