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Patient and Community Engagement Research (PaCER) Training Program

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Open to Patient partners across Canada

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Patient and Community Engagement Research (PaCER) Training Program

Offered through the University of Calgary Continuing Education, the Certificate in Patient and Community Engagement Research (PaCER) is a three-course, experience-based learning program that teaches 160 hours of patient and community engagement research content over twelve months.

PaCER enables patients and community members to share their lived experiences and incorporate patient-informed research evidence into health system planning, policy and practice improvement. PaCER courses are facilitated online and access to a computer and reliable internet connection are course requirements.

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Contact Research Coordinator Karis Barker, at for more information and to apply.

From Our Community

Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.