Training and Mentoring



Co-Leads:
André Carpentier, Mathieu Bélanger

Co-Investigators: Caroline Jose, Neeru Gupta

Project Director:  Aurel Schofield

Project Coordinator: Michelle Murray


Diabetes is considered a global epidemic, affecting 8.5% of the worldwide adult population. By 2020, 10% of the Canadian population will be living with diabetes.  Presently there is a knowledge translation gap between the pillars of health research for many diseases including diabetes and its complications.  The Training and Mentoring Goal Group is working to reduce this gap through specific training and mentoring for researchers in this field.


We need to tailor education and training for researchers to put patients input at the forefront

Bridging the knowledge translation 1 (KT1) gap to alleviate suffering, morbidity and mortality by aligning biomedical, clinical, population health and health services research with what patients, their caregivers and healthcare providers is perceived as most urgent to improve diabetes and its related complications

We need to better understand the current institutional and systemic barriers to education and self-management of patients and training of health professionals and researchers. Furthermore, we will develop a shared vision for patient-oriented research outcomes among all stakeholders (patients, researchers, healthcare providers, policy makers, collaborating institutional and private partners of the Network, CIHR, Fonds de recherche du Québec Santé [FRQS], Michael Smith Foundation, Diabetes Canada, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation [JDRF]). By supporting the expansion of gender-sensitive, culturally safe and efficacious approaches to diabetes care for health professionals and trainees across Canada, we can ensure that our most vulnerable patients receive care that meets their unique needs

The Training and Mentoring Goal Group is Working to Build Capacity in Patient-Oriented Research

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

Using this knowledge, we will develop a new curriculum for training researchers (basic science, clinical outcomes, health policy) in a multi-disciplinary environment of shared learning. Researchers and their supervisors (our SPOR Network Principal Investigators (PI) and partners) will prioritize and implement research strategies by first mapping and constantly monitoring the most important concerns of patients with diabetes and their care providers. Ongoing evaluation of the success of this new curriculum will enable iterative improvement in performance toward our education goals and change the culture of health and biomedical research in chronic diseases, and more specifically in diabetes and its complications, to be truly patient-oriented.

The Training and Mentoring Goal Group 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 Goal Groups such as the Patient Engagement Goal Group and the Indigenous Peoples Health Goal Group and in collaboration with partners such as CIHR, Diabetes Canada and CMDO (Quebec Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network).

The Training and Mentoring Goal Group 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


Training and Mentoring Goal Group – Developing Capacity in Patient-Oriented Research

The Training and Mentoring Goal Group of Diabetes Action Canada aims to strengthen patient-oriented research capacity for diabetes and its complications in Canada. Our Goal Group 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 Goal Group 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 Goal Groups such as the Patient Engagement Goal Group and the Indigenous Peoples Health Goal Group and in collaboration with partners such as CIHR, Diabetes Canada and CMDO (Quebec Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network).

The Training and Mentoring Goal Group 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.

Diabetes Action Canada 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 (POR) Early Career Investigator Mentorship Award in Diabetes and its Complications

Stay tuned for the next competition in 2019!

For information on the 2018 competition please click here

Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Intercentre Trainee Internship Award in Diabetes and its Complications

Stay tuned for the next competition in 2019!

For information on the 2018 competition please click here

Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

The Training and Mentoring Goal Group also offers two Post-doctoral Fellowship Award, 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!

For information on the 2018 competition please click here

Mentorship Awardees 2017-2018:

  • Laura Desveaux – Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care, Women’s College Hospital
  • Martin Sénéchal – Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick
  • Marie-Claude Tremblay – Faculté de médecine, Université Laval
  • Xiaolin Wei – Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

 

Post-doctoral Fellowship Awardee 2017-2019:

  • Priska Stahel – Toronto General Hospital Research Institute.