Parliamentary Luncheon to Explore Game-Changing Health Research and Health Innovation

OTTAWA, June 8, 2022 – The Parliamentary Health Research Caucus (PHRC) and Research Canada are proud to host a Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation Luncheon, the third in a series of PHRC events under this theme. This invitation-only event will feature three Canadian health researchers and innovators who will share their health research and innovations that promise revolutionary change in human health and health care with Parliamentarians and special guests.

This event, sponsored by Innovative Medicines Canada, the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and Johnson & Johnson, will showcase game-changing research on a variety of topics, including strategies and interventions that can influence the development and spread of disease, Northern food systems and food security, and the climate effects on global health.

The Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation Luncheon will be held during Research Canada’s Annual General Meeting.

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Where: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario
Social media: #HealthResearchCaucus

Susan Bartels, MD, MPH, DTMH, FRCPC
Queen’s University | Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Jane Heffernan, PhD
York University | Canadian Centre for Disease Modelling

Kelly Skinner, PhD, MPH
University of Waterloo

Parliamentary Health Research Caucus
Chair: Brendan Hanley, MP (Yukon)
Vice-Chairs: Stephen Ellis, MP (Cumberland—Colchester), Carol Hughes, MP (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing)
Senate Representative: The Honourable Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia, Senator (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Research Canada
Rosie Goldstein, MD, Chair
Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, President and CEO

About Research Canada
Research Canada is a national alliance dedicated to increasing investments in health research through collaborative advocacy and engaging government, academia, industry and non-profit sectors to build support for long-term health research funding. For more information, visit

Since 2009, Parliamentary Health Research Caucus events on Parliament Hill have helped to educate politicians on the social and economic benefits of Canadian health research and innovation, as well as introduce them to the multi-sector partnerships among academic, private sector and health charity stakeholders essential to a robust health research enterprise and innovation system.

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For inquiries:
Christie Tomkins
Manager of Policy and Public Affairs