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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

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 Stories and other topics in Health Research

Video series featuring patient partners and SPOR Networks.

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.

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.

Patient Engagement in Research

Animated videoclip

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.

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.

Public Involvement in research

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

2018 Summer Learning Series

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?).

Integrating the Patient Voice into Health Care Research

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

Webinar series

Webinars on various topics involving patient-oriented research.

KT webinar series: introductory

Delivered in partnership with Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

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.

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.

Women’s Xchange Health Researchers Tool Kit

New Modules Sex and Gender in research

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.

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.

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.

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

2018 Summer Learning Series

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

2018 Summer Learning Series

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

2018 Summer Learning Series