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August 2020

How to Engage and Support Diverse Patient Partnerships During a Crisis Part 2

August 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Carolyn Shimmin (Patient and Public Engagement Lead for the George and Fay Yee Centre for Health Innovation) will be presenting this webinar with co-hosts Angela Morin (Patient Partner & Lead for Patient and Family Centred Care) and Allison Kooijman (Patient Partner & Co-Chair, Patients for Patient Safety Canada) This second webinar will focus on incorporating trauma informed care into the work of patient engagement, appreciating the trauma that may have been experienced by patients, families and caregivers. In order to care…

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Breaking Down a Clinical Trial Budget with Confidence

August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Sarah Best, Clinical Trials Research Manager for the Cognitive Clinical Research Group (CCRG) at Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario, will talk about how to assess a clinical trial budget. She will help you identify important cost elements to consider for clinical trial budgeting and give you techniques and tools to assess a complete trial budget efficiently and with confidence. Sarah has worked with sites within The Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R) to this end and will…

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Webinar: De-mystifying Patient Engagement In Research

August 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The Chronic Pain Network is hosting an hour-long webinar for patients and clinicians entitled, "De-mystifying Patient Engagement in Research". Patient Perspective Partners Delane Linkiewich and Jennifer Daly host this webinar, with guests Dr. Melanie Noel and Janice Sumpton. This webinar is part of their Patient EngagEment in Research (PEER) webinar series. A recording of the first webinar, "An Introduction to Patient Engagement in Research", can be found here Register now  

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September 2020

BC COVID-19 Research and Collaboration Symposium

September 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Heath, the University of Northern British Columbia, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the BC Academic Health Science Network and BC SUPPORT Unit have joined together to host a two-day research symposium. Researchers and stakeholders from health sciences, education, social sciences and humanities will take part in this symposium focused on the impacts of COVID-19 and its associated public health measures on populations, public health, health…

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CIHR “Ask me anything” – Fall 2020 Project Grant Competition

September 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

CIHR is hosting “Ask Me Anything” sessions designed to answer the questions researchers have about the Fall 2020 Project Grant competition. There will be 3 sessions, 2 in English and 1 in French. You can join the meeting via Microsoft Teams or submit your question via Sli.do. For the Microsoft Teams meeting link and Sli.do event code, please visit the event website here. Session 1: Wednesday, September 9 at 3:00 p.m. EST Session 2: Friday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m. EST Session…

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Webinar: Online Poster Presentations- What; How; Why?

September 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

The BC SUPPORT Unit is hosting a webinar to help poster presenters and conference attendees navigate virtual poster presentations at conferences. This webinar will focus on: • A scan of how the poster session is being navigated at other research meetings • Highlighting some key considerations and opportunities of virtual posters (including the #betterposter movement) • Creating a space for a critical discussion on the meaning and goals of posters in today’s knowledge exchange climate This conference is open to…

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Guidance on authorship with and acknowledgement of patient partners in POR

September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT

The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit's Patient Engagement Journal Club will be discussing, "Guidance on authorship with and acknowledgement of patient partners in patient-oriented research", a recent publication in BMC Research Involvement and Engagement. The discussion will be co-hosted by co-authors Dawn Richards, Lesley Singer, and Kathryn Birnie. You can find the article here. Register here for the event  

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October 2020

Can-SOLVE CKD Pediatric Committee Webinar

October 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Learn about the research that the Can-SOLVE CKD Pediatric Committee is working and their future vision.

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November 2020

CNTN Virtual Symposium

November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The CNTN Scientific Operations Committee is hosting it's first virtual symposium on Wednesday November 4 from 12- 3pm Eastern. Dr. Sam Silver, the CNTN Capacity Building Committee co-lead, will present "Promoting Kidney Recovery after Acute Kidney Injury Receiving Dialysis"  Dr. Bhanu Prasad, a CNTN Communications and Engagement Committee member, will present "Renal denervation in patients with loin pain hematuria syndrome - a feasibility study". Drs. Ron Wald and Michael Walsh will lead a discussion on the challenges related to recruitment in…

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BC Kidney Days

November 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm PST

BC Kidney Days is an annual conference, hosted by BC Renal and BC Transplant, that brings together clinicians, administrators and patient partners from across BC, other parts of Canada and the United States to discuss the latest research, trends, clinical treatments and surgical breakthroughs in kidney patient care. This year, the conference is completely virtual. Conference Goals: Improve care with and for patients with Kidney disease at all stages Kidney community networking and teambuilding Update on clinical and research issues…

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