PaCER graduate Annette McKinnon will be a keynote speaker at the Alberta SPOR Summer Institute on May 14th in Edmonton at the Matrix Hotel. Annette has a strong belief in the value of the patient voice and actively tries to find ways to mentor and encourage patient advisors and patient partners as they try to find ways to meaningfully engage.
PaCER Program Manager and Research Lead, Susanna Koczkur, is heading to the 'land Down Under' to present “I Promised We’d Get Help”-- Experiences of Parents and Family of Youth Visiting the Emergency Department with Mental Health Concerns at the 2019 Qualitative Methods Conference, Brisbane Australia, May 1-3.
We are hosting a PaCER training info event on Nov. 19th, 5:30-7:00pm (MT) in-person at the University of Calgary or online for distance participants through AnyMeeting.
Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 12th, indicating preference to attend in-person or online.
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:
What do you think of eMental Health? We are asking youth for their expertise about use and purpose of eMental Health apps and media platforms. Join the conversation on Aug. 14th from 1-5pm at the Social Impact Lab, 129-8th Ave. SW Calgary. To register or for more info, contact email@example.com
The University of Alberta International Institute for Qualitative Methodology presents Thinking Participatively Research Conference, Edmonton, June 20th, Conference theme: Working Towards Real Research Involvement
Marlyn Gill, Engaging with Patients: A First Step in Restructuring Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Bladder Cancer Pathway
Susanna Koczkur, Losing Our Stories: Early Experiences of Individuals Facing Mental Illness
Managing Osteoporosis on May 16th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South, 33 Petrolia Drive, Red Deer. Please register for this FREE event by sending an RSVP to: bonejoint.SCN@ahs.ca
The Annual GRIP (Group for Research with Indigenous Peoples) Research Forum, May 15th from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Foothills Medical Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Health Sciences Centre - Clara Christie Theatre, Calgary, featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer of the BC First Nations Health Authority.
The National Conference of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB): Pre-Conference Workshop, Montreal, April 26th, Workshop Title: Who owns OUR data? Trained patients conduct peer-to-peer qualitative research
PaCER Presenters: Svetlana Shklarov & Susanna Koczkur
Sign up for the ARECCI Ethics Forum: Data’s Journey, Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls where PaCER Research Leads will be presenting a one-hour interactive workshop; "Who Owns OUR Data?" to be held on Friday, November 24th from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the Kahanoff Centre (105 12th Avenue SE, Suite 200, Calgary). Registration is $43 + tax (includes lunch). See our blog post to learn more about the workshop and to register.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to an App will be presented by PaCER Research Leads Jean Miller, BScN, MA, PhD and Sylvia Teare, BScN, Med at the Accelerating Primary Care Conference in Calgary at the Hyatt Regency on November 17th from 10:45-11:45am and November 18th from 9:00-10:00am.
When patients play a role in managing their care the results can be impressive. The authors of this work engaged patients in the project right from the beginning in both participant and researcher roles and the input shaped the direction of both the research and the result: a risk management tool for early knee osteoarthritis. The tool supports self-management and lifestyle changes necessary to help limit the disease's progression. Learn about this knowledge translation study and hear how the findings have led to the development of a tool that also strengthens the communication and crucially the understanding between family physicians and their KOA patients. Attendees of this session will be able to utilize the co-design methodology that was used to develop other self-management applications.
Join us for an Edmonton Internship Orientation Meeting on October 27th, from 10:00am-2:00pm or 5:00pm-8:00pm, at the University of Alberta Hospital, WMC 2F1.07, 8440 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton. Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the session time you will be attending.
Join our PaCER Director, Dr. Nancy Marlett and PaCER Research Lead, Dr. Romita Choudhury on October 17th from 10am-12:15pm at the Qualitative Health Research Conference, Quebec City for their presentations on
Patient Produced Knowledge: Evolution of Participatory Grounded Theory in Patient Engagement Research
Come and learn more about the launch of the next PaCER Internship training program on October 7th, from 9:00 am - 2:00pm, at the TRW Building, Ground floor W21C, Foothills Campus, 3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary. RSVP by email to email@example.com
Jean Miller, an OA patient and PaCER Research Lead will join Simon Denegri, Chair of INVOLVE, for the last keynote at the 2017 Alberta SPOR Summer Institute. Come hear what these “keynote listeners” heard throughout the conference. The Institute runs June 25- 27, Lister Hall, University of Alberta. The final keynote is Tuesday the 27th at 2:15pm in Lister Hall, Maple Room.
Susanna Koczkur, PaCER Research Lead will be presenting with Marni Bercov, Alberta Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network and Heather Hair, Emergency Strategic Clinical Network on a patient engagement study focussed on Youth Visits to the Emergency Department with Mental Health Concerns at SPOR Summer Institute 2017, University of Alberta on Tuesday June 27th at 11:00am in Lister Hall, Glacier Room.
Share your experiences as a parent and/or family seeking help in the ER for a youth (age 7 to 24 years) with mental health and/or substance use issues (within last 5 years). Impact the future design and development of health services. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.