On May 29, RVH hosted its 5th Annual IGNITE Research Conference, an event that promotes research throughout the hospital by working towards the MY CARE focus to Accelerate Teaching and Research.

The conference was opened by keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Katz, Medical Director of Research and Innovation at North York General Hospital, who talked about implementing a research strategy at a community hospital.

Dr. Katz was followed by eight oral presentations and an unprecedented 26 poster presentations showcasing a wide variety of applied health research topics and programs, including obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, mental health, rural medicine, asthma, stroke, emergency care, healthcare technology and more.

The day ended with a well-attended research workshop delivered by Dr. Giulio DiDiodato, RVH’s Chief Research Scientist, focused on how to use new tools to help develop and deliver hospital programs.

Event proudly sponsored by: PureHealth Pharmacy and Beckman Coulter