Webinars, Training & Events
TRAINING
1. Patient-Oriented Research Training and Learning- Primary Health Care (PORTL-PHC)
Hosted by: Western University, funded by Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit
DescriptionThis free online training program consists on interlinked modules designed to meet the learning needs of stakeholders (patients, researchers, clinicians and decision-makers) interested in , or using, patient-oriented primary health care research.
Dates: Ongoing
Process: Please sign-up by contacting Rob Van Hoorn, Program Coordinator for PORTL-PHC at rvanhoo@uwo.ca to get started.
2. Free Online Course: Partners in Research (PiR)   
Hosted by: Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michael's Hospital
DescriptionThis online course will consist of four live, bi-weekly web-based sessions to help researchers, patients, and families/caregivers work together to help improve health research and healthcare. 
Dates: Ongoing
Contact: CourvoisierM@smh.ca
3. Online Masterclass on the Conduct and Use of Patient-oriented Research   
Hosted by: McMaster Health Forum
Description: The masterclass is designed to prepare future champions for the conduct and use of patient-oriented research in Ontario’s health system and future mentors to others becoming involved in the conduct and use of patient-oriented research.
Dates Jan 6 – Mar 23, 2020 (sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Contact: forum@mcmaster.ca
COLLABORATIVE OPPORTUNITY
1. CanVECTOR
Hosted by:The Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research (CanVECTOR) Network
Description: All patient partnership activities are overseen by the Patient Partners platform, which works in close collaboration with Université de Montréal’s Centre of Excellence in Partnerships with Patients and the Public. 
If you're interested in our program or have any questions, please contact us at info@canvector.ca 
EVENTS
1. Putting Patients First- 2020 Conference   
Hosted by: BC SUPPORT Unit
DescriptionThis annual conference is designed to encourage learning and collaboration between patients interested in patient oriented research (POR), health researchers, health care providers and health system decision makers.
Date: October 08, 2020
2. KT Canada Scientific Meeting
Hosted by: Knowledge Translation Canada (in Ottawa, Ontario)
Description: The theme of this conference is "Advancing the science of integrated knowledge translation." 
Dates: May 6-7, 2021
3. Research Teams with Patient Partners- On Grant Writing   
Hosted by: BC SUPPORT Unit
Description: This online event will inform what patient partners can contribute to writing a grant proposal.
Date: June 17, 2020 via Zoom
4. KT Connects- How to do knowledge translation during a Pandemic
Hosted by: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 
Description: The presentation will provide guidance on methods for integrated and end-of grant KT during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: May 29, 2020
5. PCORI Annual Conference- Making a Difference:
Using Patient-Centered Research Results in the Real World
Hosted by: Patient Centered Oriented Research Institute (PCORI)
Description: Two-and-a-half-day conference will learn about how patients, researchers, clinicians, payers, and others across the healthcare community are working to make health research more useful and relevant.
Date: TBD
6. 48th Annual Conference:
The North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
Description: Largest primary care research interdisciplinary meeting that nurturing primary researchers working with individuals, families and communities. 
Date: November 20 - 24, 2020
7. e-Health Conference 2020:
Valuable learning and networking opportunities for people and organizations working to make a difference in Canadian health through information technology.
Date: TBD, 2020

The Patient Engagement Resource Centre is funded by the INSPIRE-Primary Health Care Research Network

of the Ontario SPOR (Strategy for Patient Oriented Research) SUPPORT Unit (OSSU).