Training Program

The Patient-Oriented Research Training Program provides participants with a foundational understanding of Patient-Oriented Research (POR). It is intended to help equip research team members with the skills and knowledge necessary to engage meaningfully in projects that involve a POR approach.

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Writing Research in Plain English

Mari Boesen discusses the importance of communicating in plain language and tips for how to write research in lay language. (Resources include both a recording and worksheet.) Recorded – September […]

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Decision Analysis for Healthcare

Robin Lau introduces Decision Analysis as the third type of economic evaluation. The session objectives are to: 1. formulate a decision analysis problem by specifying the objective to be achieved, […]

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Pragmatism in Clinical Trials

Dr. Lawrence Richer discusses how to incorporate pragmatism in clinical trials, as well as an overview of the PRECIS-2 tool Recorded Webinar – Aug 2019 Level: Foundational Pragmatism in Clinical […]

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An Introduction to Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Robin Lau describes the rationale and characteristics of pragmatic clinical trials. He compares pragmatic and explanatory clinical trials including goals, methods, stakeholders and how to measure pragmatism. Recorded May 2019 […]

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Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research

Dr. Diane Aubin (Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit) provides a brief introduction to patient-oriented research, including the AbSPORU definition of POR, who is included in the term “patient,” and an overview […]

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