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NWRHA National Research Day 2017


We are pleased to announce and invite papers to be submitted to the NWRHA Inaugural Research Day 2017. This is the first time this event is being held and it reflects the commitment of the NWRHA to improving the
health of the North West Region. This year’s broad theme of the Sustainable Development Goal 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” is meant to allow for greater participation from all researchers. It is necessary for the NWRHA to strengthen research capacity and develop initiatives that aim to address this by improving the ability of healthcare institutions and staff to contribute to health research. The intent is:
– To foster research relationships among all staff including physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students;
– To encourage practice-based research in healthcare delivery;
– To foster the development of research and presentation skills;
– To provide a forum in which staff including physicians, nurses, medical students can present their research;
– To use health research to support health services planning, specific intervention strategies, policies and the development of health intelligence professionals;
– To provide information that policy-makers and practitioners need to improve health and healthcare.

To submit an abstract the following criteria must be met:
– At least one of the authors must be a current NWRHA employee or student/intern assigned to NWRHA;
– If none of the abstract authors are NWRHA staff, the abstract must be sponsored by a current NWRHA employee.

NWRHA employees are encouraged to note that they are endorsing the quality of the abstract that they sponsor.

1. The research or paper preparation must have been performed substantially within the past 3 years. The applicant does not have to be the primary author but should have enough involvement in the project to present it effectively and defend the presentation.
2. There is no limit to the number of abstracts that an author’s name may appear on.
3. Abstract text word limit : 500 words, Font: Times New Roman Size 12
4. Abstracts should be structured to include the following:
– Abstract Title: The abstract should have a short, specific title that indicates the nature of the investigation. Title should be in boldface font.
– Author Name(s): The name of the primary/presenting author should be underlined.
– Background: Covers key issues addressed, objective and hypothesis.
– Methods: Identify the research design, sampling strategy, measures and specific procedures employed including statistical tests.
– Results: Include major findings including measures of significance.
– Conclusion: Provide implications and limitations of findings, innovations to the field.
5. Notification of acceptance will be given to the participants by October 6th, 2017.
6. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to the Health Policy, Research & Planning Department via:
Magda Baksh (magda.baksh@nwrha.co.tt, 627-2874 ext. 1256) on or before September 15th, 2017.

Abstracts will be selected for 10-minute oral presentations and others for poster presentations. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations.

Advance registration required. Registration coming soon! For more information, please contact Magda Baksh (magda.baksh@nwrha.co.tt , 627-2874 ext. 1256).


Post expires at 6:15pm on Friday September 15th, 2017