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The HLHPRI Research Seminar Series is a core program of the Institute and each year presentations by visiting scholars, Institute research affiliates, the fellowship recipient and invited guests are organized under the banner of the Seminar Series. The Seminar Series has also been a valuable opportunity to collaborate with other units at the University of Manitoba and community organizations. Several seminars have been co-sponsored by other units which has resulted in expanding our audience beyond our affiliates. This has also contributed to achieving the university’s strategic priorities.

As a means of enhancing graduate students’ familiarity with research, it is a requirement that every graduate student attend a minimum of eight research seminar presentations within the first two years of their program. Professionals and practitioners have also benefited from attending our research seminar series. Continuing education credits or professional development credits are also available to professionals, practitioners, and coaches who require them for selected seminars.

We believe this core program is a success, as the HLHPRI Research Seminar Series is attended by a wide variety of institute stakeholders, with a typically audience of 30-65 attendees at each event. This participation enables the institute to disseminate current research findings to more than 300 stakeholders each year.


Developing and evaluating knowledge translation interventions designed to improve the quality of healthcare

Presented by:
Dr Simon French,
Associate Professor, Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professorship in Rehabilitation Therapy

Thursday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. 220 ALC

After practising as a chiropractor for 10 years, Dr Simon French undertook his PhD at the Australasian Cochrane Centre, Monash University. He undertook his post-doctoral position at the School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne. He currently holds the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professorship in Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. In July 2018 he will be relocating to Australia to take up the position of Professor of Musculoskeletal Disorders at Macquarie University.
His research is primarily focused on understanding, informing and improving primary healthcare practices. His research aims to improve the quality of healthcare, leading to better outcomes for people with musculoskeletal conditions, with a focus on the management of low back pain and osteoarthritis. He also undertakes randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews of interventions relevant to primary care settings. He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies.