Training and Mentoring

GOALS

Building capacity in patient-oriented research to improve the lives of those living with diabetes.

Developing Capacity in Patient-Oriented Research

The Training and Mentoring Enabling Program of Diabetes Action Canada aims to strengthen patient-oriented research capacity for diabetes and its complications in Canada. Our Program focuses on preparing the next generation of diabetes researchers across Canada in Patient-Oriented Research (POR) methods pertaining to all CIHR pillars.

The Training and Mentoring Program develops and organizes training and mentoring opportunities for graduate students (MSc and PhD), postdoctoral fellows and health professionals in POR in diabetes and its complications.

Training opportunities in both official languages are available to patients, healthcare providers, researchers, policy makers and administrators. These activities are coordinated jointly with other Programs such as the Patient Engagement Program and the Indigenous Peoples Health Program and in collaboration with partners such as CIHR, Diabetes Canada and CMDO (Quebec Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network).

The Training and Mentoring Program also works to coordinate training activities with other SPOR Networks such as CHILD-BRIGHT, Can-SOLVE CKD, Chronic Pain and IMAGINE to maximize training opportunities and synergize respective training strategies in POR.

Mentorship, Internship and Fellowship Programs

Patient-Oriented Research Early Career Investigator Mentorship Award in Diabetes and its Complications

In June 2017, the Training and Mentoring Program launched its first Intercentre Mentorship award for early career investigators interested in Patient-Oriented Research (POR) in diabetes and its complications.

The goal of this award is to promote networking and optimal integration of early career investigators into the Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) Network and the Canadian diabetes research community. Up to two (2), annual mentorship awards of $10,000 each will be awarded to early career investigators to work with an internal mentor and an external mentor. At least one mentor will be a regular member of the DAC Network.

Stay tuned for the next competition in 2019!

Patient-Oriented Research Intercentre Trainee Internship Award in Diabetes and its Complications 2017-2018

In June 2017, the Training and Mentoring Program launched its first Intercentre Internship competition for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research professionals interested in Patient-Oriented Research (POR) in diabetes and its complications.

The goal of this award is to promote networking and optimal integration of trainees into the Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) Network and the Canadian diabetes research community. Up to two (2) annual internships of $10,000 will be awarded to trainees. The DAC Network invites researchers who are PIs or Co-Is of the DAC Network to propose collaborative projects in the areas of diabetes and its complications and for which a trainee will complete his training in another laboratory (in another research centre).

Stay tuned for the next competition in 2019!

Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

The Training and Mentoring Program also offers up to 2 (two) Post-doctoral Fellowship Awards, peer-reviewed by Diabetes Canada, of $50,000 per year for a period of two years. This competition is open to all Diabetes Action Canada Investigators.

Stay tuned for the next competition in 2019!

Training Opportunities in Patient-Oriented Research

Training Description Date Venue Details
Winter Camp (French program)

This training is offered in collaboration with the Quebec Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network.

February 1st-5th, 2019 Hôtel Chéribourg, Magog-Orford, Québec Registration closed
POR Training Session (in French) March 15th, 2019 Québec, Québec Invitation_ Action diabète Canada (French Version)
POR Training Session

This will held be prior to the Diabetes Action Canada Annual Workshop held on May 31st-June 1st, 2019

May 30th, 2019 Toronto, Ontario POR Training Agenda_May 2019_F

Learning Pathways Training April 12th-13th, 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba Details to come
Trainee Day

This will be held prior to the Diabetes Canada Professional Conference held on October 2nd-5th, 2019

October 2nd, 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba Details to come

Diabetes Action Canada also works collaboratively with other SPOR entities to promote training initiatives across the country.  If you are interested in training opportunities please see below for upcoming events, webinars and online training.

List of Webinars, Videoclips, Online Courses and Training Sessions


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