Do CIHR Café Scientifiques take place in only one city?
CIHR Cafés are not limited to one particular location, but take place across Canada. Their popularity is increasing dramatically, and will be hosted by various CIHR Institutes, as well as affiliated universities and research centres.
Are CIHR Cafés restricted to specific audiences?
No. The CIHR Cafés are designed for the general public and are advertised through various media outlets. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Is there an admission fee?
All CIHR Cafés are free of admission charges.
What is the structure of the CIHR Café program?
CIHR Cafés start with the help of a moderator, who introduces the subject of scientific discussion and is also a specialist in the field. Following the introduction, expert speakers each give a short presentation about what they know regarding the subject. A short break comes along, which includes food/drink. The moderator then introduces a question/answer period between the audience and the speakers, and ensures that everyone has the chance to both listen and learn.
What subjects are discussed at CIHR Cafés?
CIHR Cafés are devoted to health issues that concern general audiences. The subjects can be timely - and timeless. So far, Café subjects have varied from aging to nutrition.