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July 2020

Webinar: Paediatric Kidney Transplant during COVID-19

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) COVID-19 Rapid Response Team is hosting a webinar, Wednesday July 15, on management of paediatric kidney transplants during the COVID-19 pandemic with guidance from the Canadian Society of Transplantation Paediatric Group. The session will feature Dr. Lorraine Hamiwka (Pediatric Nephrologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine) and Dr. Chia Wei Teoh (Paediatric Nephrologist and Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at The…

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Engaging Patients to create meaningful and feasible studies

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Engaging patients in study planning and beyond is considered “best practice” and is even required for some study grants, but where do you start? How and when do you find and “engage” patients? On July 21, Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) is hosting this session led by a Patient Engagement expert, Dr. Dawn Richardson. You will learn about how working with people who live with conditions will bring different perspectives to your work. You will also be provided with practical guidance…

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Engaging with policy makers through media: a 101 for researchers during a time of pandemics

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm PDT

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is hosting a session with Dr. Michelle Stack, associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC, please see below the details of the session and link to register. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of ensuring that health policy and practices are evidence-informed. It would be optimal if all policy makers were able to gather information from peer reviewed sources. Busy professionals, however, often don’t have the time or inclination…

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August 2020

Quality Improvement in Health Care Panel: Patient and Provider Experiences with Virtual Care in Saskatchewan during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

The Saskatchewan Health Quality Council is hosting a webinar with patient partners and care provider. The panel, moderated by Steven Lewis, includes patient partners Heather Dyck and Gordon Mayer alongside Drs Paul Acheampong, Ivar Mendez and Janet Tootoosis. From the event website: "The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked innovation, collaboration and is changing how Saskatchewan health care is delivered. In efforts to keep care safe and accessible, there was an uptake in virtual care. It was invaluable in keeping both physicians and…

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

August 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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