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Free Course: Partners in Research

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October 2, 2017

Interested in learning about Patient-Oriented Research?

The Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michael’s Hospital will be offering an online course called Partners in Research (PiR). This online course will take place in October and consist of 4 live web-based sessions and is designed for patients, families/caregivers and health care researchers. The PiR course will focus on how patients, families, and researchers can work together to improve health research and health care.

Course goals

PiR aims to help patients and families/caregivers:

  • Voice their real-life experiences and encourage others to do the same
  • Partner with researchers
  • Participate in decision making
  • Participate in meaningful discussions around patient-oriented research

PiR aims to help researchers:

  • Select an appropriate patient engagement strategy
  • Partner with patients
  • Involve patients in decision-making and better understand patient’s needs
  • Participate in meaningful discussions around patient-oriented research

Workshop highlights:

  • A personalized online learning environment to help you set and meet your individual patient-oriented research learning goals
  • Interactive activities and discussions to help you build capacity in applying patient-oriented research principles to real-world projects
  • Connect with others who are interested in or already involved in patient-oriented research
  • Access to a variety of useful resources on patient-oriented research

Who should participate?

The course is open to patients, their families/caregivers, health care researchers, and graduate students who are either currently involved in projects that relate to POR or those who are interested in learning more about how to conduct or participate in POR.


The PiR course will be offered at no cost to participants. Applicants have the option of completing the paper application form, or the online application.

Learn more about the course and apply.



October 2, 2017
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From Our Community

Jeanette Forman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.