Health research Training: by patients, with patients, for patients
We are excited to announce the PaCER Mentor Training Workshop Series launching this fall -- the first Workshop will be held on September 19th, 5:30-7:00pm at the TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Drive NW.
The Workshops have been developed as a training program and pre-requisite for past program Interns (or those currently enrolled in PaCER Course 3) who are considering PaCER mentoring opportunities. The Series will be offered on a regular yearly basis and all costs to attend are covered by PaCER. Attendance can be in-person or online through AnyMeeting (www.anymeeting.com) with meeting links provided to all attendees prior to the start of each Workshop.
To RSVP please send an email, on or before September 12th, to:
"PaCER is unleashing a powerful patient research voice that is impacting the way we define health care, the way we deliver care, and the way we think
about health research."
Dr. Nancy Marlett, Director, PaCER
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The PaCER Mentor Training Workshop Series, launching fall 2018, has been developed as an advanced training program for all Intern graduates or Interns currently enrolled in Course 3 who are interested in mentoring opportunities. To RSVP or for more information, contact the PaCER Research Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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