After a very successful inaugural event, the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) and Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) are pleased to support the second BC Rural Health Research Exchange (BCRHRx), a virtual half-day event filled with brief rapid-style presentations designed to inform, engage and share current rural research in British Columbia. This is not your grandparents’ stodgy academic conference (elbow patches and tweed jackets are optional)! At this event, we want to find out together: “What sort of rural research is happening in BC? 

Save the Date/Time 

The 2021 BCRHRx will kick-off on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, starting at 8:30 a.m. PST. The entire event will occur virtually on the Zoom platform. An event program will be available closer to the start of the event containing information about the presentations and other important information. 

Event Format 

Starting at 8:30 a.m., researchers, clinicians and trainees (students) from across BC will present their ongoing and/or completed rural health research in a concise, visually interesting and rapid presentation style. Presenters will have up to seven minutes to present their research work, with up to three minutes of questions/answers from the virtual audience (via the chat box in Zoom). Topics covered will include rural transportation, virtual health, team-based care and cultural safety. 

Registration 

Registration will soon open for this free, virtual event for both general participants, as well as presenters. 

General Participants 

We encourage everyone to join us for this half-day event. There will be an opportunity to submit questions to our Research Presenters and it is all completely free.  

Participant sign up link will go live soon. 

Research Presenter 

One of the main objectives of the BCRHRx is to display and promote rural health research projects in British Columbia. To do this, we welcome researchers, clinicians and trainees (students) to present their ongoing and/or completed rural health research in a concise, visually interesting and rapid (7-minute) presentation style. This session will begin at 8:30 a.m. PST and run until approximately 12:30 p.m. (subject to change) on Nov. 23. Please email Tracey DeLeeuw with questions about presenting. 

Presenter sign up link will go live soon. 

Highlights from the 2020 Event 

Recordings of the presentations from Session 1, Rural Health Research in BC, held on Nov. 18, 2020, are available below. 


This event is supported by: