The Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Program Committee is composed of 23 Principal Applicants (PAs) including the Co-Scientific Leads and the co-Leads of each of the POR)Programs and Themes. This committee meets monthly and advises the Scientific Co-Leads and the SPOR Network management on all activities of the Network. It also provides an opportunity for our Network leadership to network, report on progress, share opportunities for collaboration, and address challenges. All research and management activities are brought forward to this committee, chaired by Gary Lewis who, in turn, reports to the Steering Council.
Networking among Investigators across the POR Programs and Themes within Diabetes Action Canada is necessary to optimize collaborative integration and efficiency. The Co-Scientific Leads and Research Program and Theme Leads work together with their counterparts in the other SPOR Networks in collaboration with provincial SPOR SUPPORT Units and the CIHR SPOR Program.
The following is a brief overview of the administrative function of this Committee:
Patient Engagement through an EDI Lens
Knowledge Mobilization – Implementation Science and Evaluation
Digital Health Solutions for Learning Health Systems
Indigenous Peoples’ Health
Training and Mentoring
Older Adults with Diabetes
Foot Care and Prevent of Lower Limp Amputations
Innovations in Type-1 Diabetes
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Mental Health and Diabetes