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Engaging Ontario patient partners in research: McMaster Health Forum and the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit offer online masterclass

 
Apr 29, 2019 |

Unique training open to patient partners, health providers, policymakers and managers, and researchers and research trainees

Are you a patient partner interested in understanding how to engage in health research, get an introduction to the research world and more? Are you a researcher or health provider interested in better understanding the value of patient engagement in research and the ‘how to’ of patient-oriented research? Are you a policymaker or manager looking to understand how patient-oriented research can improve the patient experience and patient outcomes?

For those passionate about making a difference in how the health system works for patients, Dr. John Lavis and other experts from the McMaster Health Forum and its collaborators are helping to prepare future champions to support the conduct and use of patient-oriented research in Ontario’s health system through a free, online masterclass. This is a unique opportunity for patient partners, health providers, policymakers and managers, and researchers and research trainees to help bring a strong patient voice to both research and decision-making.

Register now for the opportunity to be part of a select group taking part in one of three online sessions:

  • 23 May 2019 to 1 August 2019 (sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm)
  • 9 September 2019 to 25 November 2019 (sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, 2:30pm to 3:30pm)
  • 6 January 2020 to 23 March 2020 (sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm)

Over 11 weeks, this virtual course will better prepare participants to support the conduct and use patient-oriented research in Ontario’s health system and become mentors to others looking to do the same.

Spots for each offering of the virtual masterclass are limited, so register now, or recommend this course to someone who you think would benefit from this world-class training. The form includes participation considerations and instructions for how and where to submit. Selected nominees will receive an invitation to participate.

The virtual masterclass is supported by the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) with funding from the Government of Ontario and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The design of the virtual masterclass curriculum was supported by the McMaster Health Forum and its partners.  Coordination of the faculty involved in its execution is being led by the McMaster Health Forum.

Virtual Masterclass

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