The Diabetes Action Canada Training and Mentoring Program’s main goal is to strengthen Patient-Oriented Research (POR) capacity in Canada for diabetes and its complications. Its primary focus is to prepare the next generation of diabetes researchers across Canada in POR methods. The training and mentoring program is geared towards diabetes research trainees from all fields of research and includes the offering of intensive training sessions, a mentoring exchange program, and funding to support training of postdoctoral fellows. Training opportunities are also provided to patients, healthcare providers, policy makers and administrators.
With the goal of maximising impact, Diabetes Action Canada recently finalised an agreement with Diabetes Canada to co-fund five two-year Patient-Oriented Research postdoctoral fellowships in diabetes research. Aligned with the mission of Diabetes Action Canada, this is a demonstration of key partnership with the aim of transforming the health outcomes of people with diabetes and its related complications. To be considered, candidates need to apply through the regular Diabetes Canada competition and specify how their proposed research fits with our vision of Patient-Oriented Research.