2014 has been a year of many achievement for CINS. Our conference cemented our mandate for being a catalyst and championing the development of unique connections. As a result, several memorandums of understanding (MOUs) were signed with a variety of health focused stakeholders.
CINS AND STAKEHOLDERS
CINS continues to work with Fraser Health in health promotion, population based chronic disease management, especially innovations in primary care and management of diabetes and other chronic diseases. Additionally, CINS is working with our partner IC-Impact on future directions on Technology and Health and Economy. A workshop is being planned for 2016.
Since the conference, many other relationships have been forged. The weeks post-conference have provided opportunities to focus on and follow up on the recommendations. Notably, a follow up workshop was held in India on mental health and South Asian. This was a direct outcome of CINI 2014 led by Dr Lakshmi Yatham and Anthony Phillips, both of UBC and CINS. Additionally, on October 14, 2014 a symposium in India was planned on Allied Health training and was led by BCIT and PHFI.
CINS & DR. GARG ARE RECOGNIZED
In the coming days, on October 21, 2014 CINS will be recognized at a national level. Senator Dr. Asha Seth will be hosting an evening of networking reception on Health in Ottawa. The event will recognize health initiatives advanced by Prime Minister Harper, especially the opportunities health is providing to build links between Canada and India.
CINS will be acknowledged and Dr. Garg will be speaking on the projects and vision CINS has been leading in this area. As part of civil society, CINS recognize Health’s role and we have identified four areas of emphasis. These include human resources, especially within Nursing and Allied Health; mental health and neuroscience research; non communicable chronic disease, especially in the context of Primary care and finally the role of technology and Health as it directly links to the economy.