2018 Friesen Prize Program

November 6th-7th, 2018 – Ottawa

The 2018 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research Program honours Dr. David Naylor, who will give the Friesen Lecture on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 entitled: “Emergence of Health Research as a Data Science”. This is a Public Forum Lecture and requires registration via the FCIHR web site (click here).

In addition to the Friesen Lecture, an invitational Roundtable on November 6th, 2018 in Ottawa has been organized to address: “Strategies for Advancing Health Research Funding”. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Bruce McManus (VP, FCIHR; CEO, Proof Centre; Prof. Medicine, UBC), who will speak on: “Nurtured Science – One Pillar of a Healthy Society”. Speakers from various organizations will comment on the theme.

Link to List of Speakers – 2018 Roundtable at U Ottawa – November 6, 2018

In collaboration with the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC2018), the FCIHR Forum has been organized for November 7th, 2018 in Ottawa featuring Dr. David Naylor, 2018 Friesen Prizewinner. The title of the FCIHR Forum at CSPC2018 is: “How can better federal-provincial collaboration strengthen Canada’s Research ecosystem?”. At this event, Dr. Naylor will deliver a Keynote address entitled: “Inter-Jurisdictional Synergy in the Canadian Research Realm: Time for Action”.

Link to List of Participants – FCIHR Forum at CSPC2018 – November 7, 2018

Access to the FCIHR Forum requires registration via CSPC2018.

Dr. Aubie Angel
President, Friends of CIHR
Chair, Friesen Prize Program
(October 19th, 2018)


Dr. David Naylor - 2018 Friesen PrizeMarch 20, 2018 – Toronto
Friends of CIHR is pleased to announce that Dr. David Naylor, OC, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC, FCAHS, physician-scientist, academic leader, creative force in health services research, advisor to governments on health policy, is awarded the 2018 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research.

Dr. Aubie Angel, President, Friends of CIHR, notes that “David’s remarkable capacity to analyze and unravel the complexities of the Canadian healthcare system, together with the ability to communicate it eloquently and lucidly, is unique and explains his reputation as a thought leader”.FCIHR_AIRSC logo