Professional Development Courses and Events

Research Courses and Training Programs

Research conducted at Hamilton Health Sciences is done in affiliation with our academic partner McMaster University. McMaster offers courses and training programs to assist with advancing research careers by developing skillsets for both investigators and research personnel.

  • The Health Research Methodology Program (HRM)  aims to produce MSc and PhD graduates with research methods skills that enable them to “push the boundaries of knowledge” relevant to improving clinical practice.
  • The goal of Clinical Investigator Program (CIP) is to provide advice and structured training for future academic clinicians planning to do research as a key component of their medical career.
  • The Clinical Research Associate Program (CRA) is designed for professionals from a variety of academic backgrounds, including health sciences, medicine, nursing, health informatics and epidemiology. The program focuses on developing the concepts, skills, strategies, attitudes and knowledge required to perform clinical trials.  


MacART, the McMaster Autism Research Team will host its second annual Autism Research Stakeholder Symposium in the fall of 2017. While last year’s theme focused on early intervention, this year’s symposium will be about autism training and trainees. Speakers and attendees will discuss innovations in training and education for those who live and/or work with autism – researchers, clinicians, self-advocates, teachers, employers – to address both the actual process of training as well as filling gaps in knowledge about ASD. This conference is not only geared toward trainees, it is also being planned by trainees (including graduate students, medical students, and post-doctoral fellows). This year’s theme is addressing one of the four pillars at the core of MacART – education – while supporting the group’s vision of advancing autism care through meaningful research.

The date and details will be announced in the coming weeks.  For more information, please visit