Northern B.C. Research and Quality Conference

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2023 Research and Quality Conference

 This conference is a forum enhanced with resources and skill development workshops to share health and health services research, evaluation, evidence-based practice and quality improvement initiatives in the North. It has been designed to profile Northern BC research, evaluation, and quality initiatives and will provide formal learning as well as informal opportunities for participants to learn from each other. 

This years theme: Looking to the Future: Health in the North

Dates: November 7 to 9, 2023
Location: University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George Campus (virtual options available) 


  • Workforce recovery and rebuilding
  • Mental health and substance use
  • Cultural safety and health equity
  • Health and environment
  • Healthcare across the lifespan
  • Indigenous health and wellness
  • Innovative healthcare, technology and data quality
  • Team-based primary care
  • Co-creating healthcare for all
  • Accessibility to healthcare

Conference objectives

  1. Celebrate and share research, quality improvement, evaluation, and implementation of evidence in a northern and rural context.
  2. Support the development of research, quality improvement, evaluation, patient centric research and evidence-informed practice. 
  3. Facilitate networking and knowledge sharing of all stakeholders, including patients.
  4. Inspire new ideas, encourage diverse partnerships, and broaden the involvement of various stakeholders invested in the health of Northerners.

Additional information will be posted as more details are released.

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for the 2023 Northern BC Research and Quality Conference is now open! You are invited to submit abstracts (up to 300 words) on topics of health research, evaluation or quality improvement initiatives revolving around the conference theme and one of more of the sub-themes. 

Deadline for submissions is July 18, 2023.

Who should apply?

Researchers, students, health authority employees, health care practitioners, patient partners, and community organizations. 

Abstract support

First time presenters are welcome! Please contact if you have an idea for a presentation or poster and would like support with the abstract submission. 

Abstracts are being accepted for oral, rapid fire, storyboard/poster, and workshop presentations.

Oral presentation

The majority of the conference is dedications to oral presentations. Each oral presenter will have up to 15 minutes to present their work and 5 minutes for questions. Abstracts submitted for an oral presentation can subsequently be considered as a poster presentation if not accepted for the oral format. If applicable, we encourage you to co-present with the patient partner(s) involved. 

Storyboard/poster presentation

Poster presentations will be on display at the conference. The schedule for the poster presentations will be confirmed after the call for abstracts in completed. Assistance with poster design is available, please email

Rapid-fire presentation

A rapid-fire presentation consists of short three-minute presentations with time for questions afterwards. If applicable, we encourage you to co-present with the patient partner(s) involved. 


The first day of the conference (November 7) is dedicated to workshops. A review committee with select workshops for the conference. 

Action Target date
Call for abstracts closing date July 18, 2023
Anticipated notice of decision August 31, 2023

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