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:

  • Changes needed to address key priorities in NS Health Research and Innovation Ecosystem
  • Greatest opportunities to be harnessed in the development of a health research and innovation strategy 

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 Zone)

NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forum, 7:45 am - 12:00 pm
Dalhousie University, McInnis Room
Co-hosted by multiple NS IHRIS Network partners in metro
See the program for the NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forum (Central Zone)

Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Eastern Zone)

MSSU NS Bridge Event, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forum, 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Cape Breton University, Multi-Purpose Room
Co-hosted by Cape Breton University, St. Francis Xavier University and the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit
See the program for the NS IHRIS Stakeholder Forum (Eastern Zone)
Learn more about the priority topics for the MSSU Bridge Event

Spring 2020 (Western Zone)

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 the MSSU NS Bridge Events. 

If you have any questions, please email