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Building a culture of learning

Capacity building is an important investment in the future of patient-oriented research. It means everyone involved is trained and working collaboratively towards the common goal of inclusive, high quality health care and better patient outcomes. Through our education and training, we connect and empower you to engage and conduct meaningful patient-oriented research in the Maritimes. All upcoming training opportunities, including those hosted by our data centres, will be posted on our our Events page. 

Patient-Oriented Research Training Practicum

The MSSU Patient-Oriented Research Training Practicum builds on the on the modules of the CIHR-IMHA’s e-learning: A How-to-Guide to Patient Engagement. In our free, 2.5-hour workshop, you will put the theory from the CIHR e-learning modules into practice. This workshop is co-led by a Patient/Public Partner who shares valuable insight into the evolution and practice of patient engagement in research.

Who should attend? 

Anyone who has completed the CIHR modules and wants to learn more about patient-oriented research in the Maritimes. This training is open to patients, public, researchers, trainees, healthcare professionals and more.

What will I do? 

  • Learn about the MSSU and how we support Patient-Oriented Research (POR)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of patient engagement and the value of POR
  • Develop a patient engagement plan using the Learning Together Framework and IAP2 Levels of Engagement tool

Keeping Up with KT

The Keeping Up with KT is a free webinar series open to anyone with an interest in health systems and health care research including clinicians and health care practitioners, Patient/Public Partners, trainees, policy-makers, and researchers. Webinars take place every second month.

This year, the series will focus on creating patient-oriented Learning Health Systems (LHS), highlighting Maritime approaches and experiences. Upcoming webinars will be listed on our Events page

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I found the POR Practicum to have been the perfect next step after the CIHR-IMHA modules as it tackled the practical application of patient-oriented research with concrete examples and provided an opportunity to discuss with researchers from many different backgrounds. It was very interactive and builds directly from everything covered in the online modules.
Claire Keenan, 2023 Participant

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