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This year the JQRSR are presented in the form of a joint congress, bringing together the Quebec respiratory health research network (QRHN) and the Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec (RRSPQ).

Theme of the congress:
Improving the health of populations using sample and data banks in Quebec

Health research is experiencing a fundamental digital revolution, that of the integration of data from multiple sources and domains: environmental, social, economic, demographic, genetic and clinical data. The analysis of these data stands out from the medical approach focused on pathologies and the curative to put forward the concept of sustainable health, which includes human health, takes into account social data, that is to say the determinants of health and thus ecosystems that are interdependent. There are, of course, large cohorts like the UK Biobank and here in Quebec Cartagene which follow thousands of individuals, but over the past twenty years, we have seen the proliferation of numerous databases which have been set up in a independently by a large number of research teams in Quebec.

  • How to enhance and exploit the full potential of databases and sample banks towards precision medicine to improve the health of the population?
  • How to promote interdisciplinarity?
  • What are the technical challenges to be met in order to be able to do so, but also the ethical and legal questions raised by this approach?
  • How to innovate responsibly?

These are the topics that will be discussed during this conference.

Dates and place

In hybrid mode, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November 2022

In person:

ENAP building,  555 Boulevard Charest Est, Québec, G1K 9E5

In virtual: 

Zoom platform, the link will be sent to you following your registration

Organizing committee

Philippe Jouvet
Quebec respiratory health research network

Jamila Chakir
Quebec respiratory health research network

André Dagenais
Quebec respiratory health research network

France Gagnon
Directrice scientifique du Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec

Geneviève Malboeuf
Coordinator, Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec

Catherine Laprise
Directrice, Centre intersectoriel en santé durable de l’UQAC | Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada Génomique de l’asthme et des maladies allergiques

Overview and program

November 16

Joint QRHN – RRSPQ day

  1. Big data and digital health in Quebec: how to improve the health of populations,
  2. Work of QRHN and RRSPQ members in connection with the use of biobanks and databases,
  3. Oral presentations by students from all networks related to the use of databases intended to improve the health of populations,
  4. Burst presentation (1 min) of the best selected abstracts and poster presentation in the workshop,
  5. A “pint” of (good) science, organized by RSRQ and RRPSQ students on Big Data and Health Research in Quebec at the Micro Brasserie Noctem at 438 rue du parvis, Quebec City, QC, across from ENAP.

November 17

Quebec respiratory health research network

  1. Presentation of the results of priority projects and teams funded by the Network,
  2. Oral presentations by RSRQ students and the J2R student winner in France,
  3. Presentation of young researchers,
  4. General meeting and discussion concerning the future of the new AIR Network in connection with the new vision of the FRQ-S.

"Pint of science" type popularization activity

A "Pint of science" type science popularization activity is organized by QRHN and RRPSQ students on the theme of Big Data and health research in Quebec. Come and have a “pint” of (good) science on this subject while tasting the hopped nectar of this micro artisanal brewery.

Date and time: Wednesday November 16, from 6h30 pm to 7h30 pm

Location: Micro Brasserie Noctem 438 rue du Parvis, Québec, QC, near ENAP building.

Student Presentation Competition

As in previous years, there will be a competition for the best student oral and poster presentations.

Oral presentations: On November 16, QRHN and RRSPQ students who have been selected for an oral presentation related to the theme of the conference will have the opportunity to present their work. Prizes, including an audience prize will be awarded for the best presentations.

Student presentations for the RSRQ Student Oral Presentation Competition will be held on November 17.

Poster presentation: There will be quick (1 min) and burst presentations of the best abstracts submitted for the posters which will be followed by poster presentations grouped in workshops around unifying themes to allow exchanges and discussions.


Specification of the format of the summary to be linked to the form of soumission

File type accepted: Word (.doc or .docx)
Title: Calibri 12 bold. The title must fit on 2 lines
Author(s): Family name, first name (in Calibri 12)
Affiliation: The numbers in exponent (x1,2) after the name refers to the affiliations that should include:

  1. Name of University Department, Research Centre and/or Hospital
  2. Name of the university
  3. City, province

Body text: In “Calibri 12” with the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements: Name of granting agencies (IRSC, FRQ-S, QRHN, RRSPQ, etc.)

If you have enough space, you can add a table as long as it fits on one page, in accordance with the specifications mentioned above.

See an example of an abstract

Abstract submission deadline:  28 octobre 2022, 23h59


There is no fee but registration is mandatory.

The ZOOM link is valid for all sessions and the login code will be emailed to you after registration.


Registration deadline: November 6 2022


A block of 10 rooms has been reserved atRoyal William Hotel (360 Boulevard Charest est, Quebec, QC, G1K 3H4) at the following preferential rate: $119.00 / night single or double occupancy

For reservation :

Phone : 1-418-521-4488 / 888-818-5863

Mention that it is for the congress of the QRHN / RRSPQ


The QRHN has been committed for several years to reducing its carbon footprint for its events.

Follow this link to create a carpooling pool for this congress.

Additional information

For participants wishing to register for the virtual congress after November 6 or for any additional information please contact André Dagenais:

Consult the archives to see past edition of the JQRSR