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Evaluation, Resilience, and Sustainability in Family Mental Health & Addication Peer Support - A Research and Innovation Symposium

What: Evaluation, Resilience, and Sustainability in Family Mental Health & Addiction Peer Support - A Research & Innovation Symposium presented by the SouthWestern Academic Health Network (SWAHN)
Date: Monday, May 2, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, Brown Auditorium, 1453 Prince Road, Windsor, Ontario

Registration: Please go to www.swahn.ca to submit event registrations.  Deadline to register is April 11. (Students $25)
Abstract Submissions: Please go to www.swahn.ca for details regarding submissions.  Submission deadline is March 21.

Primary goal of the Symposium:
The primary goal of this symposium is to identify two cross-sector (academia and community/hospital) collaborative research projects focused on peer support for families and/or informal caregivers who are supporting individuals living with mental health and/or addiction-related concerns. After the symposium, SWAHN will help to foster the advancement of the identified research projects.

Symposium objectives:
 1.   To increase knowledge about family/informal caregiver mental health and addiction peer support initiatives in Southwestern Ontario;
 2.   To facilitate research networking and collaborations between community and academia;
 3.   To increase research effectiveness and outcomes through partnerships between community and academia;
 4.   To encourage knowledge transfer through collaboration between researchers and knowledge users.