The Forum’s masterclass is designed to prepare future champions for the conduct and use of patient-oriented research in Ontario’s health system and future mentors to others becoming involved in the conduct and use of patient-oriented research.
What is patient-oriented research?
“Patient-oriented research refers to a continuum of research that engages patients as partners, focuses on patient-identified priorities and improves patient outcomes. This research, conducted by multidisciplinary teams in partnership with relevant stakeholders, aims to apply the knowledge generated to improve healthcare systems and practices.”
Source: CIHR, SPOR Putting Patients First
How can I learn more about patient-oriented research?
All of the course material used in the masterclass is available on the Ontario SPOR Support Unit website in order to help anyone involved in patient-oriented research. Learn more about:
The format for the masterclass combines face-to-face sessions with online modules and updates. The Forum has provided two in-person masterclasses and will be hosting another one in November 2017. Participants can download the curriculum.
If you have any questions, please contact the McMaster Health Forum at +1-905-525-9140 ext. 22121, or at email@example.com
Funders and contributing partners
The masterclass is supported by the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) with funding from the Government of Ontario and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The design of the masterclass curriculum and coordination of the faculty involved are being led by the McMaster Health Forum in partnership with the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.