International Institute for Qualitative Methodology

Qualitative Health Research Conference

 24th Annual Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference

Halifax, NS, Canada

Conference Dates: October 27 - 29, 2018 
Pre-conference Workshop Dates: October 25 & 26, 2018

Conference Theme: Facing the next 20 years: The quandary of qualitative research in divided times
Over 20 years, qualitative research methods have rapidly diversified in foundation and form, moved in from the margins, and given voice to the silent. Challenge has been ever present. New demands, new movements, new methods. As we face the next 20 years, the world’s largest qualitative health research conference comes together to consider: How qualitative research can best change tomorrow‘s world? Is there still a place for a unified ‘qualitative research’? What methods are needed for the next 20 years?

Keynote Speakers: Drs. Johnathan Smith & Deborah van den Hoonaard

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QHR info & registration


QHR is a three day annual conference focusing on qualitative research in health disciplines and is held in various Canadian cities every October.

Conference Features:

  • Keynotes: Drs. Jonathan Smith & Deborah van den Hoonaard
  • Symposia, Oral, Poster, and Alternative Scientific Presentations
  • Interactive Discussion Sessions
  • Evening Networking and Graduate Student Events
  • Pre-Conference Workshops (two days)
  • All presented abstracts to be published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM)

Previous Conference Locations:

  • 2017 - Quebec City, QC, Canada 
  • 2016 - Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • 2015 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2014 - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 2013 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 2012 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada