How can a café be scientifique?
Café scientifiques started in the late-20th century as an informal discussion about scientific subjects. They were never intended to be lectures. The same holds true for CIHR Café scientifiques. They provide insight into health-related issues of popular interest to the general public, and in turn provoke questions and provide answers.
For that reason, the CIHR Café scientifiques are all about accessibility. They involve interaction between the public and experts in a given field at a café, a pub or a restaurant. If you want to take part in a CIHR Café scientifique, there is no need for you to have a science degree. You just need to have a deep-rooted desire to talk about a particular health subject. That way you could learn how health research may provide answers to any questions that are on your mind.
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- December 5 - "Sitting still: What is the real risk?" - Quebec
- December 4 - "For a brighter tomorrow: Appraising the controversial promise of Alzheimer’s drugs with insights from family caregivers and prescribing practitioners" - Victoria
- December 4 - "Employing HIV Peer Research Associates: Are We Providing Enough Support?" - Vancouver
- December 2 - "Is it criminal to have HIV? Barriers to knowing your status" - St. John’s
- November 27 - "Healthy smile, healthy future: Improving access to oral health care" - Halifax
- November 26 - "Dispelling Mysteries and Comparing Challenges: Seniors and Elders Care" - Manitowaning
- November 26 - "Sharing the Gift of Life: Organ Transplant and Donation in Canada" - Ottawa
- November 26 - "The Many Faces of Autism" - Victoria
- November 25 - "What if understanding Alzheimer’s disease better means we can prevent or control it?" - Winnipeg