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BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre Workshop: Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research

May 5 - 7, 2017 

Session overview:

Designed to be delivered in a co-learning format with patients alongside researchers, health care providers and decision makers, this 2½ day workshop will help to equip participants with the skills necessary to engage meaningfully in a variety of research roles and to foster the attitudes essential to the formation and development of genuine partnerships. Participants will: 

  • Acquire foundational knowledge about health research
  • Gain an understanding of patient-oriented research: what it is and why it’s important
  • Learn how to work as a team to carry-out patient-oriented research

Who should attend?

This course is open to anyone who is a patient and lives within the Fraser Region and to Simon Fraser University faculty and Fraser Health researchers and other stakeholders, such as care providers and system decision-makers, who are interested in learning about working in partnership with patients in health research.

* We use patient as an overarching term inclusive of those with lived experience of the health care system and their informal caregivers such as family and friends.

Event details:

This workshop consists of 3 modules spread over 2½ days

Day 1: Fundamentals of Health Research in Canada -  May 5, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Day 2: Patient-Oriented Research - May 6, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Day 3: Building Partnerships and Consolidating Teams - May 7, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm 


Surrey Memorial Hospital, 13750 96Ave, Surrey BC, Barham Pavillion (Meeting rooms 1 and 2) Please see the map.

How do I register?

Register by emailing Rableen Nagra.This workshop is free. Reasonable out-of-pocket local travel expenses for patients will be reimbursed.
Please inquire. Deadline for registration is April 21st

Learn more about BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre