Five Days in May

Five Days in May is Island Health’s flagship health research month, designed to educate, inform, inspire, and stimulate. Every year, we bring together researchers and students, patients and healthcare providers, decision-makers and members of the public to share ideas and spark innovation.

Five Days in May 2017

  • Registration is required for all events.
  • All events are offered free of charge and are open to everyone.
  • Some events will be of greater interest to researchers and care providers; the target audience for each event is outlined on the registration page.
  • Most events will take place in Victoria; all events are available via webinar.

Tuesday, May 2 - Data Bootcamp: Demystifying Access and Use

Where is the data at Island Health, how do you access it, and what can you do with it once you’ve got it? Join us to learn all about the data lifecycle at Island Health, and hear from researchers who are using data to improve care, treatment, and services.

Tuesday, May 9 - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada &  Indigenous Cultural Safety: Evidence, ACTION, & Island Health

You’re invited to join circle conversations on two calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s report:

#19 - Measurable Goals for Indigenous Population Health Outcomes

#23 - Aboriginal Professionals in Health Care – Recruitment, Retention and Cultural Safety

Wednesday, May 10 - Community-Centred Planning and Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Choice of Place of Birth and Holistic Maternity Care for First Nations Women

Learn why it's important to expand the definition of data and allow communities to define their own measures.

Tuesday, May 16 (10:00 - 12:00 pm) - The Art of Aging: Redesigning Seniors Care through Research

Get an overview of our new seniors strategy (Supporting Seniors in Island Health: Roadmap to 2020), and hear from research teams who are transforming residential care through patient engagement, and redesigning geriatric and end-of-life care to improve experience and outcomes.

Wednesday, May 24 (2:00 - 4:30 pm) - Sparking Conversations: Turning the Tide on the Opioid Crisis

Hear the evidence and join the conversation about action and responses to the overdose emergency. Led by a diverse panel of experts, this event will cover a broad range of topics, from the impact of the crisis on Vancouver Island to the role of stigma, the changing service landscape, the power of peer and family support, and the case for compelling innovation in the way we view and treat addiction.

Wednesday, May 31 (9:00 - 11:00 am) - Changing Care, Changing Lives: Clinical Research in Action

Learn how a new treatment for C. difficile infection is changing patients’ lives, and how we're enhancing access to treatment at Island Health.

  • Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre Room S169 and via webinar

  • Register on EventBrite and view the agenda
  • View the poster

Wednesday, May 31 (2:00 - 3:30 pm) - Changes to Good Clinical Practice: How Does it Affect Me?

Get an overview of the recent changes to Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and learn how it will impact your work. This event will be of most interest to clinical research professionals.

  • Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre Room S169 and via webinar

  • Register on EventBrite and view the agenda
  • View the poster


Five Days in May 2016

Five Days in May 2015