8:30am - 4:00pm
Paetzold Multipurpose Room Vancouver General Hospital 899 W12th Ave, Vancouver, BC

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Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research: Module 1

Join us for an interactive workshop!

The first module of the CIHR SPOR "Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research Curriculum"—learn the benefits of involving patients, health care providers and health system decision-makers in research.

This workshop is being conducted in partnership with Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, the Transplant Research Foundation of BC and the BC SUPPORT Unit.

What you will learn...

  • Describe the various levels of engagement as outlined by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2)
  • Compare patient-reported outcome measures and experience measures with traditionally used health research measures
  • Outline the practical considerations for engaging patients as partners in health research
  • Assess the unique strengths that patients bring to research


Dr. Larry Mróz is a Research Navigator and Patient Engagement Coordinator with the BC SUPPORT Unit. In his role, he can help find the right supports available to you and your research team, and assist with patient engagement training.
Bev Pomeroy is an awarded and highly sought after Community and Family/ Patient Experience Consultant. Her community service experience developed her acumen not only for serving people in need, but also her strength in business management and organizational renewal.

"I think that all of us engaging in investigator-initiated clinical research should recognize the importance of patient engagement at all stages of the research process. This workshop is a great way to start. It certainly changed my perspective on the field.” - Dr. Ted Steiner