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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.

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