Training and Mentoring

 

 



Co-Leads: André Carpentier, Mathieu Bélanger

Co-Investigators: Caroline Jose, Neeru Gupta, Monica Parry

Project Coordinator: Michelle Murray


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.


 

  • Trainee Day on October 10, 2018 prior to the Diabetes Canada Professional Conference held on October 10th-13th, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

  • Winter Camp (French program) held on February 1st-5th, 2019 at the Hôtel Chéribourg, Magog-Orford, Québec offered in collaboration with the Quebec Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network

 

  • POR Training Session on May 30th, 2019 prior to the Diabetes Action Canada Annual Workshop held on May 31th-June 1st, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario

 

  • POR Training Session (in French) in the spring of 2019. Details to come…

 

  • Learning Pathways Training in the spring of 2019. 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.

  • Can-SOLVE CKD

https://cansolveckd.ca/research/training-opportunities/

  • CHILD-BRIGHT

https://www.child-bright.ca/events/2018/5/7/exploring-some-of-the-barriers-drivers-benefits-of-public-participation-in-research

https://www.child-bright.ca/events/2018/5/7/how-is-patient-engagement-incorporated-into-a-research-project

https://www.child-bright.ca/events/2018/5/7/patient-engagement-in-action-a-case-study-in-patient-oriented-research

  • Maritime SPOR Support Unit

https://twitter.com/maritimespor/status/1006317263799181312

  • Ontario SPOR Support Unit

http://ossu.ca/training/online-por-training-courses/

http://ossu.ca/training/masterclass/

  • Alberta SPOR Support Unit

POR Training in Edmonton and Calgary in Fall 2018  https://albertainnovates.ca/our-health-innovation-focus/the-alberta-spor-support-unit/training-and-events/

Leadership in Patient-Oriented Research: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Certificate http://sporpctcertificate.ca/

  • SCPOR – Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research

http://scpor.ca/newsletter-upcoming-events/

  • Newfoundland SPOR Support Unit

https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/newfoundland-and-labrador-spor-support-unit-11121432868

  • Réseau 1- Québec

http://reseau1quebec.ca/participer-2/evenements/

 

Resources

Can-SOLVE CKD

https://cansolveckd.ca/patient-partners/patient-engagement-tools-resources/

Ontario SPOR Support Unit

http://ossu.ca/training/resources-for-patients/

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!

 

Mentorship Awardees 2018-2019:

  • Anne-Sophie Brazeau – School of Human Nutrition, McGill University
  • Jean-Sébastien Paquette – Département de médecine familiale et de médecine d’urgence, Faculté de médecine, Université Laval
  • Neeru Gupta – Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick

 

Internship Awardees 2018-2019:

  • Aleksandra Stanimirovic – THETA Collaborative, Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network
  • Dave Bergeron – Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke et Faculté de médecine, Université Laval
  • Delnaz Roshandel – The Hospital for Sick Children, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

 

Post-doctoral Fellowship Awardee 2018-2020:

  • Françoise Proust – Université de Laval, École de Nutrition