Finding Research Synergies in Respiratory Disease Prevention and Care
LAH hosted the first event to engage researchers from across British Columbia as we launch a new research network to enhance interdisciplinary research and accelerate translation into practice and policy that will improve respiratory health. During two sessions of Finding Research Synergies in Respiratory Disease Prevention and Care in January 2022, we heard from researchers who work across the continuum from bench (biomedical research) to bedside (clinical and health systems research) and beyond (policy and prevention research). We learned about some key evidence gaps that limit our ability to prevent and provide optimal care for respiratory disease. We also learned about constraints to filling those gaps and challenges to translating research into action.
An event summary, which includes an overview of respiratory research knowledge gaps and translational challenges, can be downloaded here.
As we build the (provisionally titled) BC Respiratory Health Network, we will work with researchers, patients, and other stakeholders to enable research and translation. The event summary includes an overview of the researchers and research areas represented at Finding Research Synergies in Respiratory Disease Prevention and Care, which forms Version 1 of a living “asset map” of respiratory research(ers) in British Columbia.