The Ontario Health Study (OHS) is a population health study and has hosted local Study centres in 50 communities across the province since 2014.
The OHS is making a final push to recruit new participants and collect blood samples and the last of their local Study centres will be held in Ottawa on from Tuesday, March 28th to Thursday, March 30th.
The Study is building a platform that researchers can use now and for decades to come to increase understanding and find better treatment for cancer and chronic disease. Data collected includes personal family health history and lifestyle data through online questionnaires. Blood samples complement this data and will allow researchers to investigate the interplay between an individual’s genetics, lifestyle and environment and how they impact health over time. OHS is currently following the health of more than 230,000 Ontarians and have collected almost 40,000 blood samples.
The event is being held on the second floor of the Merivale Mall (1642 Merivale Road) on March 28th from 9 AM – 7 PM, March 29th from 8:30 AM – 7 PM, and March 30th from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM as well as the Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA second floor (180 Argyle Avenue) on March 28th from 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM, March 29th from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM, and March 30th from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
To find out more or to book an appointment, please visit their website here.