Virtual POR Institute

Each year, we bring together researchers, patients, clinicians, students, policymakers and more, to share insights, connect with colleagues and promote patient-oriented research. In 2020, we’re working together to explore patient-oriented research and transforming health systems.

Typically held in-person each summer, for 2020 we are moving online to bring you a Virtual POR Institute this fall! Find more information about the Virtual POR Institute below and in the Events Calendar.

Our Virtual POR Institute 2020 will feature a weekly series of interactive webinars, virtual oral and poster presentations, Q&A meet-ups, and more!  Join us for an outstanding line-up of speakers on patient-oriented research topics, networking opportunities with colleagues, and capacity-building opportunities for patient-oriented research.

Find excerpts from our in-person Summer Institute 2019 in the Resource Library.

Program coming soon! Check back here for updates.

Registration information coming soon! Check back here for updates.

Submission Deadline: August 21, 2020, 11:59 PM MST

You are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation or short (3-minute) video presentation at the Virtual POR Institute 2020. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for longer (7-minute) highlighted video presentation.

Research Themes
We are interested in presentations that are related to patient-oriented research and provide insights for the following themes:

  • Innovative methods in knowledge synthesis, knowledge translation and/or implementation science
  • Innovative patient-oriented research techniques in clinical trials
  • Leveraging Alberta’s provincial data resources for patient-oriented research
  • Practical approaches to meaningfully engage patients in health research
  • Innovative methods for conducting patient-oriented research

We invite you to become a partner in patient-oriented research and in creating another successful POR Institute.

Partnership opportunities are available for different contribution levels, and we can also develop customized partnership benefit packages to meet your organization’s unique requirements.

If you would like to become a partner for our Virtual POR Institute 2020, please email us!