In order to ensure that patient-oriented research remains top-of-mind for scientists, we need to train the next generation to see it as a critical part of their approach to research. To this end, our Training and Mentoring team has developed a suite of tools to support this learning. In addition to providing funding for post-doctoral trainees and mentoring programs to develop valuable skills for early career investigators, this team has put together training plans that advance understanding of the need for patient-oriented research. Presented in both English and French, these trainings bring together researchers and people living with diabetes to increase understanding of the unique and necessary role that patients play in research. In addition, the Diabetes Action Canada team has worked with partner organizations to support training specific to Indigenous communities.

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