On May 2, 2024, the Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research (RRISIQ) hosted a tribute reception attended by nearly 70 researchers, clinicians, students, and policymakers. Held at Le Cercle reception hall of HEC Montréal, the event was themed "RRISIQ: From Yesterday to Tomorrow." The reception celebrated 20 years of innovations and contributions to the health and well-being of all healthcare actors.

The event started with a welcoming cocktail, providing attendees an opportunity to reconnect and celebrate past achievements while discussing future challenges.

Current scientific directors of RRISIQ, José Côté and Céline Gélinas, along with former directors Sylvie Cossette and Nancy Feeley, delivered inspiring speeches. Each outlined the evolution of nursing science interventional research in Quebec, RRISIQ’s accomplishments over the years, and future directions. Each director also received an honorary distinction in recognition of their dedication and exceptional leadership, further highlighting their invaluable contributions to the development and promotion of innovative health practices in Quebec.

Élizabeth Arpin, National Director of Nursing, also spoke at the event, emphasizing the invaluable contribution of interventional research to the improvement of health practices. This key moment of the evening also spotlighted RRISIQ's numerous achievements in terms of innovative projects, support for emerging talents, open science, and knowledge mobilization.

The evening featured a lighthearted moment where Sonia Semenic, associate professor at McGill University, won a gift basket as the grand winner of a quiz about the history and evolution of RRISIQ. This fun and interactive activity allowed participants to revisit significant milestones of the network.

RRISIQ would like to thank all attendees for their presence and ongoing support. This event was a unique occasion to acknowledge the collective efforts of RRISIQ members and celebrate the achievements that have made the network a driving force in interventional research in healthcare in Quebec.

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