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Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit - Virtual Institute 2020

Build your knowledge of patient-oriented research


Typically held in-person each summer, Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit is moving online to bring you a Virtual Institute on patient-oriented research (POR) this fall.

The AbSPORU Virtual Institute 2020 will feature a weekly series of interactive webinars, digital posters and video presentations, virtual networking meet-ups, and more. Join us for exciting capacity-building opportunities and an outstanding line-up of speakers on patient-oriented research topics.



Oct 13 | Special Session:

Oct 20-Nov 18 | MAIN AGENDA: Presentations & Networking:

  • Every Tuesday, 12:00-1:00pm MST | Concurrent Interactive Webinars
  • Every Friday, 12:00-1:00pm MST | Virtual Networking Meet-ups
  • Oct 20 & 27, 2:00-3:15pm MST | Studentship Awardee Presentations
  • Nov 10, 2:00-3:00pm MST | Highlighted Abstracts Virtual Q&A
  • Oct 20-Nov18 | Abstracts: Digital Poster & Short Video Presentations

Nov 20 | Special Session:

  • “Sustainability in POR” Panel Presentation. Facilitated by Dr. Rachel Flynn. Panelists: Dr. Karen Benzies and Ms. Jeanna Morrissey.

Click here to view a more detailed program.

Enjoy the “virtual” experience

The AbSPORU Virtual Institute 2020 is designed to offer a rich experience with excitement, interaction and momentum.

Delivered online over 6 weeks this fall, the AbSPORU Virtual Institute 2020 will feature synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (independent) activities and networking opportunities meant to simulate the experiences that people value most about in-person events.


Learn more about the rich experiences our past in-person POR Institutes have offered!