The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) hosted the second annual British Columbia Rural Health Research Exchange (BCRHRx) on November 23, 2021, with support from the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues and the BC Emergency Medicine Network. This virtual half-day event was filled with brief rapid-style presentations designed to inform, engage and share current rural research in British Columbia. The 2021 BCRHRx also provided an opportunity to engage Indigenous, patient and community partners in an open dialogue session to explore opportunities for partners and researchers to collaborate.     


RCCbc extends a massive thank you to all the presenters, panelists and attendees who made the 2021 BCRHRx a great success. In total, 30 presentations — including presentations by healthcare practitioners, academics (from UBC and UBCO), industry partners, health authority representatives and patient partners—presented their research in two virtual Zoom rooms. 

Almost 100 people signed up for this event. Thank you for attending and for your interest and engagement in rural health and research.  

Event purpose and format

One of the main objectives of the BCRHRx was to display and promote rural health research projects in British Columbia. To do this, we welcomed researchers, clinicians and trainees (students) to present their ongoing and/or completed rural health research in a concise, visually interesting and rapid (10-minute) presentation style. We intend to make this an ongoing annual event. For more information on future events email Tracey DeLeeuw at

How did we do?

Our Participant/attendee post-event survey is now open. There are four questions and it should take less than two minutes to complete. Your feedback will inform and improve future events. The survey will be open until Dec. 17, 2021. Click here to access the post-event survey.

Highlights from the 2021 Event 

A recording of the presentations from Zoom Room A, Rural Health Research in BC, held on Nov. 23, 2021, is available below. 

A recording of the presentations from Zoom Room B, Rural Health Research in BC, held on Nov. 23, 2021, is available below. 

This event was supported by: