T4P: Tools for POR


Upcoming sessions: 
T4P: Tools for Patient-Oriented Research
December 10, 2018 
12:00 - 4:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront (1133 West Hastings Street)

In response to the increasing (1) ‘push’ from funding organizations for patient-oriented research, and the (2) ‘pull’ from health care researchers for resources to support patient engagement on research teams, the BC SUPPORT Unit is offering a half day in-person workshop to provide researchers / trainees with exposure to existing tools and resources for patient-oriented research.

Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest in this training opportunity and be sure to check back for future offerings.

What is the purpose of the workshop? 

To provide researchers / trainees with an opportunity to explore an array of resources to inform and support engaging patients on research teams.

Who is the workshop appropriate for? 

Health care researchers and trainees interested in - or currently doing - patient-oriented research.

What are the objectives of the workshop?

  1. To expose researchers/ trainees to helpful tools that may be used for undertaking research with patient partners.

  2. To provide an opportunity for researchers/trainees to network enabling potential future collaboration.

  3. To share information, and enable discussion, regarding the services available from the BC SUPPORT Unit.

Who is hosting the workshop?

T4P hosts are Alison Hoens, Dr. Lynne Feehan and Larry Mróz: 

Alison Hoens is the Knowledge Translation Specialist for the Methods Clusters at the BC SUPPORT Unit. She’s a Clinical Professor in the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, a Research Associate at CHEOS, and is seconded to the SUPPORT Unit from her positions as both Knowledge Broker at UBC and Research, Education, and Practice Coordinator for Physiotherapy at Providence Health Care. She has a passion for supporting researchers, clinicians, decision-makers and patients/family/carers in collaboratively undertaking research that is translated effectively into care.

Dr Lynne Feehan, is the Knowledge Translation Lead at the BC SUPPORT Unit and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC).   Lynne is a clinician-scientist with many years of clinical experience working as a physiotherapist in public and private health care settings in senior clinical leadership positions.  Lynne’s has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC and has completed two Post-doctoral Fellowships in applied clinical research focusing on Knowledge Translation, Arthritis, Physical Activity and Bone Health.  Lynne has wide-ranging national and international teaching experiences across academic and post-professional learning settings and has a particular passion for sharing her knowledge and experiences in knowledge translation and implementation practice within complex health care systems.

Dr. Lawrence Mróz is the Research Navigator & Patient Engagement Coordinator for the Vancouver Centre of the BC SUPPORT Unit.  He has a master's degree in biology and worked in molecular biology bench research and with the first year biology laboratory teaching program at UBC. He has a doctorate in human nutrition and has many years experience teaching and doing qualitative health research at UBC in cancer prevention and survivorship, men’s health and palliative care. He brings his teaching and research experience and passion for understanding patient perspectives and experiences with their health into his work helping researchers  develop their patient-oriented research programs.

What do I need to know to participate?

This workshop explores tools for conducting POR, and does not provide an overview of POR. If you don’t yet possess an understanding of POR, we ask that you review the following materials prior to the workshop. We won’t be able to spend time going into detail about what POR is and assume that you have a foundational understanding of the POR approach to health research. These materials include: (a) three “quick reads” that define POR and define patient-centred outcomes research, which is related to but not POR; and, (b) one webinar recording introducing POR by our Scientific Director, Dr. Stirling Bryan, and our Patient Engagement Lead, Colleen McGavin.

  1. Quick Reads:


  1. Webinar Recording:


Thank you in advance for coming prepared to this workshop. 


**And a reminder to please remember to bring your laptop or tablet so you can explore these tools.**