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Course Description

A first of its kind event to present and discuss exciting developments in oral health and oral health care in Canada and internationally.

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What You Will Learn

Attendees will learn about the Canadian Dental Care Plan, the Canadian Health Measures Survey, the National Oral Health Research Strategy, the WHO Global Oral Health Action Plan, the Lancet Commission on Oral Health, issues related to recruiting, training and managing Canada’s oral health care workforce and some of the latest research being performed in Canada’s dental schools.

Notes

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    • June 20th training workshops: YOU MUST ONLY SELECT ONE WORKSHOP
      • CHMS data user workshop: Spotlight on oral health, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. This section includes a 3-hour instructor facilitated online pre-workshop training which date and time will be disclosed later.
      • Vision for a sustainable virtual oral health care, from 10:30AM to 5:00PM.
      • Patient and public engagement in research, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.
      • Beyond the surface: Analyzing oral health data, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM.
      • How to get published, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.
    • June 21st workshop
      • Public Health Lunch and Lightning Talks, from 12:00PM to 1:30PM.
  • Select Welcome Cocktail Registration (June 20), to reserve your seat in the Welcome Cocktail as there are limited spaces.
  • Select Gala Dinner Registration (June 22), to reserve your seat in the Gala Dinner as there are limited spaces.
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Hotels and Accommodations:

Please click here to check out the full list of accommodations and booking links available for your stay in Halifax.

Sponsors:

  • Gold sponsors: IMHA, NSK
  • Silver sponsors: A-dec, Colgate, Dentsply, Nobel Biocare
  • Bronze sponsors: Dentacloud

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel by the early bird deadline (March 19th), you will receive a full refund. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for any refund.

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Section Title
COHS 2024 (MUST SELECT THIS OPTION)
Schedule and Location
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Section Title
Welcome Cocktail Registration (June 20)
Type
Reception
Days
Thursday
Time
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Dates
Jun 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $0.00
Section Title
Gala Dinner Registration (June 22)
Type
Dinner
Days
Saturday
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 22, 2024
Schedule and Location
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $0.00
Section Title
CHMS data user workshop: Spotlight on oral health
Type
Workshop
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jun 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
9.0
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $0.00
Section Notes
Instructors: Statistics Canada staff and dental academics

This workshop is intended to:

  • Show users where to find and how to navigate sources of information about the CHMS,
  • Help users understand what, why and how various aspects of the survey design need to considered and incorporated when analyzing the data.
  • Provide users with best practices when analyzing the data.
  • Provide an overview of the oral health component, past and present, including hands-on examples of analyzing the oral health data.

Target audience: research students and faculty interested in using Statistics Canada data

The course consists of a 3-hour instructor facilitated online pre-workshop training and 6-hour instructor facilitated in-person training in Halifax:

  • The online session includes the general overview of the survey and its overall survey design, including information on how the oral health data were collected. This will be a 3-hour synchronous distance training module for participants a week or two before the Halifax event. The date and time of this training will be communicated well in advance.
  • The in-person workshop involves hands-on participation and includes a 3-hour morning session on analysis of the CHMS: how to prepare an analytical file, considerations when planning analysis, etc. followed by a 3-hour afternoon session going over specific example(s) of analyzing the oral health data.
Section Title
Vision for a sustainable virtual oral health care
Type
Workshop
Days
Thursday
Time
10:30AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jun 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
5.0
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $0.00
Section Notes
Instructors: Dr. Pascaline Kengne Talla, Faculty of Dental Medicine & Oral Health Sciences, McGill University

The purpose of this half-day workshop is to bring together a range of stakeholders including patient partners/ community organization representatives, oral health care providers, dental trainees, researchers and policy/decision-makers, to draw on the research evidence to identify gaps and research priorities, and to suggest a outline plan for care, education/training and research settings pertaining to the delivery of sustainable virtual oral health care.

Section Title
Patient and public engagement in research
Type
Workshop
Days
Thursday
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Jun 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
2.0
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $0.00
Section Notes
Instructors: Dr. Dawn Richards, Patient Engagement Consultant for the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health & Arthritis

This interactive workshop will help participants understand the basics of engaging patients and the public as research partners, as well as help them consider how to put these fundamentals in to practice. Patient and public partners will share some of their own experiences as research partners and engage participants in a learning exercise where they will develop their own patient and public engagement plans for a hypothetical research project.

Please note that masks are required for this session.

 

Section Title
Beyond the surface: Analyzing oral health data
Type
Workshop
Days
Thursday
Time
1:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jun 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
3.5
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $0.00
Section Notes
Instructors: Ana Velly, Maryam Amin, Bob Schroth, Sharat Pani, Petros Papagerakis, Mark Filiaggi, Iona Worden-Driscoll

Objective:
The workshop's primary emphasis will be on addressing learning strengths, obstacles and potential solutions for analyzing oral health data and outcomes, as well as obtain the appropriate understanding.

Anticipated Outcomes:

  • Learn the potential data sources, strength, obstacles, and possible solutions for improving oral health care data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the new oral health care planning.
  • Gain insights focused on reducing barriers for patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Expected audience: The expected audience includes oral health researchers, professors, and students. It is an open workshop.
  • Learn the best methods for combining data and to promote internal validity.
  • Obtain practical insights aimed at comprehending the impact of the new program on health inequalities and health inequities.
  • An Advisory Group within NCOHR will be established to address this critical data issue, with a focus on generating relevant valid data, especially among individuals at higher risk.
  • A white paper summarizing the workshop results and recommended next steps for the oral health research community.

Expected audience: The expected audience includes oral health researchers, professors, and students. It is an open workshop.

Section Title
How to get published
Type
Workshop
Days
Thursday
Time
2:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
2.0
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $0.00
Section Notes
Instructors: Belinda Nicolau (Associate Editor, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (CDOE)), Julie Farmer (Special advisor-early career researcher, CDOE), Jocelyne Feine (editor-in-chief JDR-JCTR)

The workshop is designed to help participants (students and faculty) understand the ins and outs of academic publishing. It will provide practical tips on submitting your work successfully. Whether you are a student or a junior researcher, the goal is to share useful strategies so that you can confidently present your work to the academic community.

 

Section Title
Public health lunch and lightning talks
Type
Workshop
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Dates
Jun 21, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.5
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $0.00
Section Notes
Instructors: Dr. Steven Hoffman, Dr. Sonica Singhal, Dr. Nick Jakubovics, Dr. Tammy Clifford (more to follow)

This lunchtime session will be a dedicated forum to discuss dental public health. There will be a series of ‘lightning talks’ followed by open discussions and networking. This session is open to anyone with an interest in public health within the context of oral health research or care.

 

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