Save the Date: NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forums and MSSU NS Bridge Events

Publication Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Two unique opportunities to shape health-related research in Nova Scotia

NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forums

Establishing an effective Health Research and Innovation Strategy in Nova Scotia requires a full range of perspectives from partners and stakeholders across the province.

The Steering Committee for the Nova Scotia Integrated Health Research and Innovation Strategy (NS IHRIS) Network is pleased to announce a series of inaugural stakeholder forums hosted by partner organizations in Central, Eastern, and Western Nova Scotia.

Participants are invited to provide insight, along with their ideas and aspirations, on:

  • Key priorities and areas of focus of NS IHRIS
  • The changes needed to address key priorities in the NS health research and innovation ecosystem

Launched in the fall of 2018, the NS IHRIS Network is supporting the improvement of health and healthcare in Nova Scotia though efficient knowledge exchange, and evidence-informed decision making. The partners involved include the provincial government, the Health Authorities, post-secondary institutions, and the private sector.

MSSU NS Bridge Events

The MSSU NS Bridge Events bring together health policy decision makers, health care professionals, researchers, and patients and caregivers to address priority health topics. The MSSU team works closely with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), and IWK Health Centre to identify the priority health topics for discussion.

This collaborative approach to addressing health priorities and driving future research, engages many of the same stakeholders in a way that aligns with NS IHRIS objectives—making it a natural fit to host the MSSU NS Bridge Events in conjunction with the NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forums.                                           

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (Central NS)

NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forum, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dalhousie University, McInnis Room
Co-hosted by multiple NS IHRIS Network partners in metro

Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Eastern NS)

MSSU NS Bridge Event, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forum, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cape Breton University, Multi-Purpose Room
Co-hosted by Cape Breton University, St. Francis Xavier University and the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Spring 2020 (Western NS)

NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forum and MSSU NS Bridge Event
Date and times TBD
Hosted by Acadia University

Register and Stay Informed

You can register online to attend the NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forums and/or request information about the MSSU NS Bridge Events. 

NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forum program details will be distributed to registrants in mid-October. We will update the MSSU NS Bridge Event page with more information once the topics are selected. Registration for the MSSU NS Bridge Event will open once the priority health topics have been finalized. 

If you have any questions, please email