Upon joining the ComPARe Study, I knew I had been given the opportunity to be a part of something that could have a far-reaching impact on the health of Canadians. From day one, we were constantly reminded of who our research could ultimately benefit – all Canadians. Every scientific word we wrote and graphic we created would need to be translated into clear ideas and compelling messaging for our many stakeholders – the government, clinicians, researchers and the general public.
So, when I found out about Queen’s University’s participation in the TEDx initiative (a program of locally organized conferences about new and innovative ideas), I knew this would be a great opportunity for me to exercise my communication skills and provide a public platform for sharing my excitement about the ComPARe Study.
My TEDx talk introduces the field of epidemiology and the complexities of cancer prevention research – explaining that there is no quick fix for cancer prevention – in an accessible way.
Check it out and tell me what you think!
Priyanka Gogna, MSc Epidemiology
PhD epidemiology candidate at Queen’s University
ComPARe study Environment team