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Diabetes Action Canada also works collaboratively with other SPOR entities and our partners to promote training initiatives across the country.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

MSSU POR Training 2023 / OPPORTUNITÉ DE FORMATION – formation RAP de l’USSM 2023

The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) in collaboration with Diabetes Action Canada is pleased to offer free training sessions in English and in French based on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Patient-Oriented Research Foundations in a virtual format over two-half days.

Diabetes Action Canada/Diabetes Canada ULTRA Scientists Day

The Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) Training and Mentoring Program and Diabetes Canada in collaboration with The Canadian Islet Research and Training Network (CIRTN), The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP), the Empowering Next-generation Researchers in perinatal and Child Health (ENRICH) training platform and the Maximize your Research on Obesity and Diabetes (myROaD) training platforms are excited to announce the ULTRA Scientists Day (ULtimate Trainee Retreat to Advance Scientists Day)!

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Training Webinars, Videos & Online Courses

Public Involvement in research

Video of our members and Nick Partridge, our previous Chair, talking about what public involvement in research means to them.

People’ experiences – Patient and public involvement in research

Find out about the experience of taking part in research as a patient or member of the public, by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Involvement is about research being carried out with or by members of the public, who may play a role in any or every aspect of the research process. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 38 people in their own homes.

Inspirational experiences from patients, their families and carers

Fantastic stories from people across England, whose lives have been transformed by clinical research.

I Am Research 2018: be part of the solution

Three patients who have participated in clinical research share why they took part and how they benefited, as part of NIHR’s I Am Research campaign 2018.

Patient Engagement in Research

Animated videoclip

A Coming Together of Health Systems: First Nations Traditional Practitioners

This video aims to: Increase the understanding of the role of Indigenous traditional healing and the work of Indigenous traditional practitioners. Encourage the integration of traditional healing into the health care plans of Indigenous patients. Support positive health care experiences through a culturally competent care framework.

7 tips for working with patient advisors in co-design

This video gives healthcare providers 7 tips for working with patient advisors in co-design. The tips can be implemented in any engagement initiative.

Patient Stories and other topics in Health Research

Video series featuring patient partners and SPOR Networks.

Patient and Community Engagement Research (PaCER)

Videos/stories of patients as reseachers, centrality of community, innovation through engagement and the patient voice in research.

Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Studentships for graduate students in Alberta whose thesis projects support the principles of POR.

PhD student Tamara McCarron as she shares a brief synopis of her POR.

Patient-Oriented Research

Introductory video

Patient Engagement in Research Rounds

Series of webinars on various topics

National Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning series

The ICS Learning Series provides an interactive, online forum for discussion and debate on issues related to Indigenous cultural safety, and supports professionals in advocating for, developing and implementing culturally safe policy and practice in their organizations.

Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility Webinars

The series of 11 webinars will support development of tools and skills on how to be effective allies for advancing cultural safety and humility and what health service staff and allies can do to understand and integrate this work into their practice or interaction with First Nations and Aboriginal Clients.

Public Involvement in reseach – This is my story

Animation of Tom Grew’s story

Type 2 diabetes research – tell us what you want – Diabetes UK

Tell us your views on Type 2 diabetes and help change lives. It’s vital that scientists hear from people living with Type 2 diabetes and those that care for them, so that their ideas can help to shape research.

Training Program

This is an ongoing program, with 8 to 9 sessions per year, one hour available in person and online. The intent is to provide studentship awardees with foundational training in POR and to open this up to anyone else who is interested. It is provided free of charge. Sessions are recorded and available on our website.

Patient and Community Engagement Research (PaCER) Internship Program

The PaCER Internship Training Program is a blended online program offered through the U of C’s Continuing Education Department.

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

The ICS training is a unique, facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Aboriginal people. The goal of the ICS training is to further develop individual competencies and promote positive partnerships.

Patient oriented resesarch for patients/families and child health researchers (PORCCH)

Online curriculum on POR with a focus on pediatrics.

Next Generation Researcher Training

Education curriculum with the objective of preparing Next Generation Researchers with the knowledge of collaborative research in working with people with lived experience of depression and caregivers.

Training for People with Lived Experience (Patients) on Research Processes

The objective of this education is to prepare lived experience participants with the knowledge to actively participate in a research team and communicate effectively with depression researchers and other mental health professionals_x000D_.

Dévelopment de formations en ligne sur l’approche de recherché collaborative (ARC) axée sur les patients

This online program will 1) develop and put online training courses in French on the collaborative research approach – in relation to the health needs of Francophones in minority situations – for patients and caregivers, health service managers and researchers. 2) evaluate whether these trainings are relevant and 3) improve the training following the comments of the participants and make the training available online.

Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care Research

To help these stakeholders to be better prepared to engage with and accomplish these goals, the applicants propose to develop a training program which will be hosted on-line. Through a series of linked modules, participants will gain the knowledge and skills to conduct and use patient-oriented research.

Drug Policy Training

To provide individuals from the general public (i.e. patients who are interested in participating on research projects) who are interested in contributing to drug policy research in Ontario with a set of online drug training policy modules.

Student Training Program

To engage with students to develop capacity in drug policy research in Ontario. Through this one-year program, trainees will have access to interactive webinars and networking opportunities

Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC)

What is TUTOR-PHC? This capacity building program has two components. First is an intensive three-day symposium where trainees learn about foundational principles of interdisciplinary primary health care research and meet colleagues and mentors from across Canada and internationally. The second component of this year long program comprises on-line workshops and small group learnings that cover: 1) interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration skills; 2) patient and community engagement in research; 3) leadership and primary and integrated health care; 4) mixed-methods research; 5) proposal writing in a collaborative teams; and 6) strengthening trainees’ own research – helping to propel ideas in research into publications, collaborative efforts and grant proposals.

Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN) Student Training Program

This program allows students to work with a group of expert researchers across five Ontario universities to conduct drug policy research projects. Other program components include webinars and faculty presentations on their projects and common research methodologies, respectively. Besides the funded students, we have had over 60 unfunded students involved with at least one program component over the last 4 years. Various resources have been developed and are available to students in the program, including guides to common methodology, ICES database resources and manuscript/report writing resources specific to ODPRN. We also have research minutes that are tailored to patients, clinician and policy makers publically available on our website.

Partners in Research (PiR) Course_x000D_

Course Dates:_x000D_ Length: 2 months (4 bi-weekly webinars total) Start Date: Spring 2018, Fall 2018

Course Patient Engagement in Health Research

A 12-week credited university course offered by Memorial University. In this course, case studies of patient engagement across Canada will be discussed weekly. These case studies will highlight successes, challenges, and best practices for engaging with patients as partners in health research and health systems organizations. By the end of the course, students will have developed their own patient engagement plan for a health research project or a health care quality improvement initiative.

Leadership in Patient-Oriented Research: Clinical Trials Certificate

The vision of this program is to create a highly trained workforce to raise the standard for clinical trial conduct in Alberta. Has been piloted, and new cohort starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

Part 4: Patient Engagement in Action: A Case Study in Patient-Oriented Research

2018 Summer Learning Series

Part 3: How is Patient Engagement Incorporated into a Research Project?

2018 Summer Learning Series

Part 2: Exploring Some of the Barriers, Drivers, & Benefits of Public Participation in Research

2018 Summer Learning Series

MSSU Seminars

Webinars from seminars and wokshops on various topics regarding patient engagement.

Introduction to Patient Engagement Webinar

For researchers, trainees, support staff and patients who are new to patient / researcher partnerships and want to learn about the basics of planning for patient engagement in health research.

Inserting a patient engagement plan into your grant application

Discuss how you can incorporate a patient engagement plan into your grant application; Illustrate how the complementary knowledge of team members can drive our research and help your team answer questions; Discuss what patient peer reviewers may look for in application materials.

Webinar Series Patient-Oriented Research 2018

The series includes 8 webinars covering various topics: Recruitment of patient partners, From Research to Start-Ups: Lessons in Innovation from the Genesis Centre, Emerging models for research in the new era of health innovation, Biostatistics: sample size & powerKnowledge translation beyond publicationsBridging the Gap: Translating Research into Policy, Grant writing/funding opportunities in POR, Patient Engagement en research ethics.Those who attend 5 out of 8 webinar sessions and one face-to-face workshop ‘Patient-Oriented Research’ received a certificate of participation.

Webinar Series Patient-Oriented Research 2017

The series includes 8 webinars covering various topics listed in drop down menu: Grant writing; Change management; Health economics; Patient and public engagement; Health outcome methods; Health informatics; Knowledge translation.

KT video series: in partnership with UBC Emergency Medicine

POR KT skills; developed in partnership with UBC Emergency Medicine.

Child Health POR Online Learning Modules

5 modules to be developed for child health POR content.

KT webinar series: introductory

Delivered in partnership with Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

BC support Unit Webinar Recordings

Webinars and live recordings on various topics involving patient-oriented research.

Webinar series

Webinars on various topics involving patient-oriented research.

Integrating the Patient Voice into Health Care Research

Webinar on Integrating the Patient Voice in Health Research: The What, Why and How

Who, me? Yes, you! Becoming a patient partner in health research

This inaugural BC SUPPORT Unit webinar provided an introduction both to patient-oriented research (what is it and what are the implications for the research I undertake?) and to the BC SUPPORT Unit (what is it, who’s involved and what can it do for me?).

Online modules on patient engagement

There are three one-hour modules being developed: “Patient Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research;” “Facilitation of Patient-Oriented Research Meetings;” and “Developing POR Grant Applications.”

Leadership in Patient-Oriented Research: Big data

Advanced expertise in accessing data and data analysis.

Patient Engagement in Research Training Series

The Ottawa Methods Centre’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research group is collaborating with various provincial experts in patient-oriented research to offer a series of informative webinars. The focus is on providing researchers with the “how-to” and basics of undertaking patient-oriented research. Expect helpful lessons on research methods and approaches to achieving meaningful patient engagement in your research.

Research Operations Rounds

The research operations seminar series focuses on writing grants; reviewing grants; preparing presentations, grants, ethics submissions, and manuscripts; and retrieving relevant literature and discussing ethical issues in KT research and project management. Trainees are also given the opportunity to present their research projects in order to obtain feedback from their peers.

Women’s Xchange Health Researchers Tool Kit

New Modules Sex and Gender in research

Part 1: CHILD-BRIGHT & Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research

2018 Summer Learning Series

Health Innovation Forum (Conference) 2015

Designs, conducts and disseminates research, consultations and events to inform policies and practices that shape the future of health care. Partners with the McGill University Health Centre’s Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation. Major focus is to engage with stakeholders and drive effective system changes.

Health Innovation Forum (Conference) 2016

Designs, conducts and disseminates research, consultations and events to inform policies and practices that shape the future of health care. Partners with the McGill University Health Centre’s Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation. Major focus is to engage with stakeholders and drive effective system changes.

Health Innovation Forum (Conference) 2017

Designs, conducts and disseminates research, consultations and events to inform policies and practices that shape the future of health care. Partners with the McGill University Health Centre’s Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation. Major focus is to engage with stakeholders and drive effective system changes.

KT Canada National Seminar Series

The KT Canada Seminar Series is an expert-led series dedicated to current and emerging topics in KT. Sessions are broadcasted nationally via videoconference and live webcast on the second Thursday of every month (September to May) at 12:00 p.m. ET and are also available as archived webcasts.

Systematic Reviews Webinar Series

Five webinar series: Supporting the use of research in evidence in health policymaking, Living systematic reviews, Working out the appropriate review type for your research project, Helping public health use best evidence in practice.

Online seminars for trainees

lecture or seminar

Module 201: Partenariat patient ou co-construction de la transformation organisationnelle; option recherche, gouvernance ou soins

Effectuer, en équipe, un retour réflexif sur l’expérience partagée en co-construction.

Module 101: Les fondements du partenariat avec les patients et le public

Initier la transformation organisationnelle par la mise en oeuvre du partenariat avec les patients.

Experiences of patient-researcher partnerships in integrated knowledge translation: a study to develop online training modules for patient-oriented research

This project seeks to improve patients’ and researchers’ capacity to engage as partners in research projects. We will first conduct video-recorded interviews with researchers and with patients who have been involved in projects that adopted a researcher-patient partnership approach. Based on these interviews, we will produce a short film highlighting the benefits and challenges of partnership. We will also develop two online training modules – one for researchers and one for patients – to help each of these groups engage more effectively in future projects characterized by researcher-patient partnership.

Building Patients’ Capacity for Finding and Using Patient-Oriented Research and for Understanding How to Use it to Strengthen Ontario’s Health System

Conducting patient-oriented research: An online tutorial for the use of a collaborative framework for community-research partnerships

The two-step framework supports development of culturally relevant patient-oriented evidence. The framework provides guidance on how to: 1) establish community-research partnerships; and 2) engage in research actions that support co-creation of knowledge by the community-research partnership. The tutorial will be developed in full collaboration with a First Nations.

Patient oriented research (POR) curriculum for children, families and clinician scientists in child health (PORCCH)

This proposal brings together patients and families, health care professionals, clinician scientists, and educational researchers to build an interactive on-line curriculum on patient oriented research.