The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) hosted the first-ever British Columbia Rural Health Research Exchange (BCRHRx) on November 18, 2020, with support from the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues. 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 2020 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 2020 BCRHRx a great success. In total, 26 presenters—including healthcare practitioners, academics (from UBC and UBCO), industry partners, health authority representatives and patient partners—presented their research in the first session, Rural Health Research in BC.
We also appreciate the significant contributions made by our panelists, which included Elders from the Okanagan Indian Band and Indigenous, patient and community partners, in the event’s second session, Building Bridges between Patient Partners and Researchers,
Almost 150 people signed up for this event. Thank you for attending and for your interest and engagement in rural health and research.
Recordings of the presentations from Session 1, Rural Health Research in BC, are now available, below. There are two recordings—from Zoom Rooms A and B. The list of presenters and their research topics is available in the event program. Session 2, Building Bridges Between Partners and Researchers, was not recorded.
In order to help us make the next BCRHRx as rewarding as possible, please take three minutes to complete the BCRHRx Participant Post-Event Survey.
This event was supported by: