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COMMENTARY FROM THE CEO

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November, 2017

THE NEED FOR US TO BE ONE

Family photo of Attendees at the 9th annual NB Health Research conference held in Moncton.

Dear Stakeholders of the New Brunswick Health Research Enterprise (and beyond), Another busy month with the release of the NBHRF annual report FY09/2016-2017, the 9th annual conference on health research - Precision Medicine Done Right - and 5th Gala of Excellence - the Rising Stars and the announcement of the $2M partnership with NCE-CFN for research and innovation for seniors’ health and frailty - FARE / Frailty and Aging Research Engagement , and the review-preparation for our next strategic plan - The Sequence to Success, and we kicked-off the celebration of our 10th year anniversary .

From L to R: Mr. Russell Williams, Chair of the Board of Directors, CFN; Hon. Lisa Harris, Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care. GNB-DSD; Dr. Bruno Battistini, Presi- dent, CEO and Scientific Director, NBHRF; Hon. Stephen Horsman, Deputy Premier, GNB.

It was a record 9th annual conference on every front: attendance, gala, keynote speakers from across Canada, poster sub- missions, judging, sponsorships, etc. Our 2016-2017 annual report also revealed a record 9th fiscal year in financing awards and grants and engaging in partnerships and value demonstration strategic initiatives. There was a third (NCE-CFN) major announcement for research innovation on seniors’ health bringing the total to $6.4M (NCE-AgeWell, NCE-CFN, CABHI) being invested in the next 5 years along with a previously announced Health Research Chair in Community Health and Ag- ing at STU. The 10th year anniversary was accompanied by a nice promotional video profiling Vitalité, U de Moncton, ACRI and CFMNB and a keynote from one of the Foundation’s Founders, Mr. Robert (Bob) Simpson who offered 2 key modus operandi recommendations - à suivre.

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