Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research - Module 1

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Event Location 

Paetzold Multi-Purpose Room
Vancouver General Hospital
899 West 12th Avenue 
Vancouver, BC

Intended Audience 
Research staff, clinicians, patients, and members of the public

Join us and the BC SUPPORT Unit for an interactive workshop on the principles of patient-oriented research – what it is, why it is important and how it is done.  The first of three modules on the foundations of patient-oriented research,  this workshop will provide an overview of patient-oriented research, as well as  an opportunity for participants to assess how they wish to be engaged.  Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Define patient-oriented research and how it is different from traditional health research
  • Describe the various levels of engagement as outlined by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2)
  • Understand the benefit of involving patients, health care providers and health system decision-makers in research
  • Compare patient-reported outcome measures and experience measures with traditionally used health research measures
  • Assess the unique strengths that patients bring to research, not only as patients but through their personal, educational and professional experiences
  • Outline the practical considerations for engaging patients as partners in health research
  • Identify the kinds of roles patient partners are interested in


  • Dr. Larry Mróz, Research Navigator and Patient Engagement Coordinator with the BC SUPPORT Unit
  • Bev Pomeroy, BC SUPPORT Unit Patient Council

Space is strictly limited, please register here