You are invited to join us on June 29th at 09:00 am for a special workshop on patient engagement in research.

All diabetes research trainees are encouraged to attend this workshop for an introduction to Canada’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR). This workshop is intended to provide examples of diabetes related research patient engagement strategies. Members from Diabetes Action Canada will be presenting from Toronto for our UBC audience.

Who: DIABETES ACTION CANADA  Dr. Monica Parry and Patient Partner David Wells


When: June 29, 2021 09:00 AM (PST)

Where: Zoom Meeting 

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Additional Resources:

CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)

Patient-oriented research is about engaging patients, their caregivers, and families as partners in the research process. This engagement helps to ensure that studies focus on patient-identified priorities, which ultimately leads to better patient outcomes. At CIHR, we want to help transform the role of patient from a passive receptor of services to a proactive partner who helps shape health research and, as a result, health care. To help make patient-oriented research a reality in Canada, CIHR formed funding partnerships with provinces and territories, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and health charities.



Diabetes Action Canada is a pan-Canadian research organization that was launched in 2016.  Funded jointly by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR)  Strategic Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) program, non-profit organizations (e.g. Diabetes Canada, JDRF), and private sponsors. Our Network consists of a diverse team of patient partners, researchers, diabetes specialists, primary care practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, data specialists, and health policy experts committed to improving the lives of persons living with diabetes. We focus on bringing patients, their caregivers and researchers together to identify the health concerns of those living with diabetes and to co-create research projects that address these concerns. We partner and collaborate with university research teams across Canada, non-profit organizations, and provincial governments to plan, execute and evaluate these research projects so we can improve patient outcomes and experiences.




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