Health Research Conference 2024

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Cape Breton University (CBU) in partnership with Nova Scotia Health is inviting abstracts focused on health research in rural communities, as we build a robust program for CBU’s 2024 health research conference.

The theme for this year’s event is Collaborative Approaches to Healthy Rural Communities. The conference will be held in beautiful Unama’ki-Cape Breton, October 17, 18 and 19, 2024, at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.

Call for Abstracts

Click here to download the Call for Abstracts

Click here to submit your abstract (DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 16, 2024)

Conference Registration is now open!

Registration through Eventbrite: Click here to register now!

Early Bird Registration (until  August 31) $225
General Registration $300
Virtual Registration (partial access) $150
Student Registration $100
Student Virtual Registration (partial access) $60

(prices subject to HST and processing fee)

Hotel Information

Receive a special conference rate of $179 at Hampton Inn by Hilton Sydney, conveniently located next to the conference venue. Call 902-564-6555 to make a reservation or use the special link: CBU Conference 2024 – Hotel Booking. Book before September 19, 2024 to secure the conference rate. Note: limited rooms are available at the special rate.

About the Conference

The conference will highlight a broad range of health research and practices, focused on the health and well-being of people and communities in rural and semi-rural areas. The conference seeks to encourage interprofessional relationships and emphasize the interdisciplinary facets of healthcare in rural communities including contributions from:

·         Physicians ·         Health Promotion Leaders
·         Nurses ·         Provincial Governments
·         Dieticians ·         Mi’kmaw and Indigenous Health Practitioners
·         Academics ·         Other Allied Health Professionals
·         Social Workers ·         Students conducting health research

Conference Themes:

  • Initiatives for Advancing Health Care in Nova Scotia
  • Etuaptmumk – Two-Eyed Seeing in Health Research, Policy, Practice & Education
  • Collaboration and Innovation in a Rural Environment: Models, Barriers, Facilitators
  • Dementia Prevention in Rural Communities
  • Empowering Communities to be Active Participants in Health and Wellness

Work to advance infrastructure, expertise and collaboration around healthy communities continues to gain momentum across the Atlantic region. Rural communities can present unique challenges to healthy aging, food security, dementia prevention and management, Indigenous community health, youth mental health, and integration of technological advancements. This conference will advance local, provincial, and national efforts to promote comprehensive, inclusive and holistic healthcare programs considering these unique rural challenges.

This conference will offer a welcoming space for dialogue and collaboration among attendees. If you are conducting research in related healthcare topics, we particularly invite you to submit your abstract considering the five broad conference themes.


Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, 50 Maillard Street, Membertou, Nova Scotia, B1S 3W3

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