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Fuse 2018: Top tips for conference success

On May 8-10, 2018, over 170 delegates and speakers from across Canada, the US, Australia, Europe and beyond will convene in Vancouver for Fuse 2018, the 4th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

Designed to support the use of research evidence in policy-making that promotes and protects the health of citizens, delegates will explore the challenges faced when using evidence, including conflicting evidence, in policy-making, and discuss how best to mitigate and overcome these challenges. 

The conference was launched by Fuse in 2011 and this - the fourth event - builds on the success of the previous meetings held in the UK and the Netherlands.

Joining us for Fuse 2018? Below are some top tips from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research to get the most out of the conference.

  • Warm up with Health xChange

If you were lucky enough to nab a ticket to the second annual Health xChange, join us at the St. Regis Bar & Grill for an evening of PechaKucha and networking focused on using research evidence to improve health policy and practice.

Got a ticket but not able to attend? Do let us know by emailing KT@msfhr.org so we can reallocate your spot.

  • Pick your breakout sessions and sign up for your workshops

Fuse 2018 features six panels and plenary sessions, four workshops, lightning talks and oral presentations – some running in parallel. Check the program guide and plan your schedule so you don’t miss out. Workshop capacity is limited, so please come ready to sign up for your preferred workshop at the registration desk.

  • Find out more about the speakers

Need some light reading for your journey to Fuse 2018? Find out more about our speakers and read Dr. Paul Cairney’s blog: What counts as evidence? Our choice could have a profound effect on policy-making.

  • Join the conversation online

On Twitter? Use the hashtag #FuseKEC18 to say hi and share learnings from your favorite sessions. The WIFI code will be posted on the reception desk, don’t forget to snap some pictures!

  • Make connections

As well as the conference programming there are a number of networking opportunities. Please join us for drinks and nibbles at the welcome reception (May 8, 18:00 – 20:00) and cocktail reception (May 9, 17:30 – 19:00). Delegate lists will be available at the reception desk.

  • Extending your stay? Don’t forget to explore the city

Tourism Vancouver has some great tips and itineraries.

 

Fuse 2018 is co-hosted by MSFHR, the BC Ministry of Health, the Public Health Association of BC, and Fuse - Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. More information on Fuse 2018 is available online.

Last modified: Sun, 06 May 2018 17:17:50 BST