Patient-Oriented Research Training Program
The Training Program for 2018 is scheduled to pilot for Spring. Following the pilot, general registration will open to all interested parties in Fall 2018. Please check back for more information.

Develop competencies in POR

The POR Training Program aims to provide comprehensive training about patient-oriented research to provide participants with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their research. Extended training on each topic will be offered throughout the year for those who are interested in pursuing some of the topics more in depth. Competencies in the following core areas will be addressed:

  1. Foundations of patient-oriented research
  2. Foundations of health services research
  3. Patient engagement
  4. Communications and collaborations
  5. Innovative methods for patient-oriented research
  6. Knowledge translation and knowledge synthesis
  7. Data

Network and connect with other POR researchers

In-person sessions will take place at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge. By attending sessions together as a group, participants will have access to on-site facilitators, networking, mentoring and connections with other patient-oriented researchers, students, faculty, health professionals and patients throughout the province.

2017 POR training program dates

Training Program Session #8 – Pragmatic Clinical Trails in Alberta

Date: Thursday December 7, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00pm MST
Live Location: University of Calgary, FMC

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Previous sessions

September 20 – Accessing Data in Alberta

November 9 –  Human Centered Design (Knowledge Translation)

May 31 – Innovative methods for patient-oriented research PART II: PREMS and PROMS along the spectrum of patient-oriented research, Edmonton
Presenter: Fatima Al Sayah

May 3 – Innovative methods for patient-oriented research PART I: Identifying patient priorities, Calgary
Presenter: Leah Lechelt

April 5 – Panel discussion: Challenges in doing patient-oriented research in a changing health research culture, Edmonton
Presenters: Leah Lechelt, Michael Chibuk, Mackenzie Moir and Akhila Regunathan

March 1 – Models of patient engagement, Calgary
Presenter: Patient Engagement Platform

January 18, 2017 – Foundations of patient-oriented research, Edmonton
Presenter: Michelle Lindberg

Session 8Being a trailblazer in patient-oriented research: challenges and rewards – November 30, 2016
Speaker: Gail McKean

Sessions 7Accessing health care data in Alberta – November 2, 2016
Speaker: Jeff Bakal

Session 6 – Closing the gap: knowledge translation and patient-oriented research – October 5, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Lisa Hartling, Kassi Shave

Session 5Quantitative methods for POR – May 26, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Maria Santana, Kyle Kemp

Session 4 – Qualitative methods for POR – April 27, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Nancy Marlett, Dr. Romita Chowdhury

Session 3 – Engaging vulnerable populations in POR – April 6, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Judith Kulig, Dr. Jean Harrowing

Session 2Beyond participation: patient engagement in health research – February 24, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Virginia Vandall-Walker, Dr. Kathy Hegadoren, Claire Large, Alison Boudreau

Session 1Introduction to SPOR and patient-oriented research – January 27, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Marilynne Hebert, Dr. Braden Manns

More information about the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit:

The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit is jointly funded by Alberta Innovates and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.