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Health Research in Canada

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Health Research in Canada

AFMC has five strategic priorities for the future of health research in Canada.  

The training and development of future leaders in health research;
As an organization dedicated to advancing medical education and life-long learning, we believe that the next generation of health professionals will need research training to become innovative and compete in knowledge-based global economies.
Research without boundaries; 
The AFMC through its Faculties of Medicine is ideally positioned to provide leadership in the entire spectrum of health research.
Creative collaboration with health partners to advance science and create new partnerships;
Multidisciplinary health research often results in better outcomes. Educating the next generation of health professionals provides an opportunity for the AFMC to partner with other groups to develop innovative training programs that are responsive to the current health care needs of Canadians.
Accelerate research through state-of-the-art Infrastructure and core facilities; 
State of the art research facilities and equipment are critical components of the health research enterprise and enable teams of talented researchers to be globally competitive in the pursuit of science and technology , and much of Canada’s research infrastructure is outdated.
Engaging and inspiring the public. 
The AFMC strives to educate the public about benefits that research can bring to people’s health, economy and society.
AFMC Research Position Paper

Canadian Faculties of Medicine are integral to solving the COVID-19 Crisis

It is of critical importance that the Canadian Scientific community come together to help solve the COVID-19 crisis and Faculties of Medicine across the country are integral to this enterprise.

Diagram describing faculties of Medicine responding to COVID-19 crisis

Version: 2020-04-30