SouthWestern Academic Health Network (SWAHN) Symposium

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

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 to submit event registrations.

Abstract Submissions: Please go to for details regarding submissions.

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.