May 10, 2016: Making the Change: Patient-Oriented Research

Big changes are coming to health research in BC! Get the inside scoop on patient-oriented research, learn what it means to work with patients as partners throughout the research process, and see the difference these partnerships can make to care and outcomes.


Welcome and Opening Comments

Rita den Otter, Executive Director, Patient Experience, Island Health

Cindy Trytten, Director, Research & Capacity Building, Island Health

Rebecca Barnes (Moderator), Research Engagement & Outreach, Island Health

Putting Patients First: A National Perspective on Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)

Dr. Stephen Robbins, PhD; Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Cancer Research

Concerted Efforts: Fine Tuning Research Supports in BC for Resounding Impact

Victoria Schuckel, Acting Executive Director of Research and Innovation, BC Ministry of Health

Supporting People To Do Research Differently: the BC SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Colleen McGavin, Interim Patient & Stakeholder Engagement Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit

The Power of Peers: Learnings from Community-Based Research in Mental Health and Substance Use

Dr. Bernie Pauly, RN, PhD; Scholar in Residence, Island Health; Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Scientist, Centre For Addictions Research of BC (CARBC); Provost’s Community Engaged Scholar, University of Victoria; co-presenting with Jill Cater, Board Member, S.O.L.I.D (Society of Living Illicit Drug Users)

Panel Discussion — Q&A