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Patient Partner, Advancing Screening Project – CPAC

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Open to Patients partners across Canada

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The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) is seeking a patient partner to join an upcoming project focused on cancer screening.

CPAC works with partners across the country to promote equitable access to high quality cancer screening services and convenes four screening networks to serve as platforms for knowledge exchange and coordinated action in breast, colorectal, cervical and lung screening. As cancer screening services have been paused across Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic, screening programs are in different stages of readiness to resume operations and key, urgent planning is underway.

To help guide this important initiative, CPAC is convening a year-long Screening Restoration and COVID-19 E-Panel. The e-panel will work closely with the Screening Restoration and COVID-19 Working Group to inform pan-Canadian efforts to support the safe and effective restoration of cancer screening services in the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are seeking one patient partner who has been involved in patient safety initiatives to help add and expand the safety lens in this project.

  • Timeline: August 2020 – August 2021
  • Participation: Virtual input over the next year as part of the e-panel
  • Time commitment: Approximately 12 hours over various activities including review of materials, and active discussion with experts and stakeholders over the next year
  • Deadline to apply: July 31, 2020

We welcome your important patient voice in this project.

If you are available and interested, please contact Anila Sunnak, Program Manager, Public and Patient Engagement, The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer


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