Don’t miss the Summer Institute 2018 – Keys to Collaboration

Register for in Calgary on May 14-16, 2018 for this patient-oriented research conference where researchers, patients, clinicians, students, policy makers and more, gather to share insights, connect with colleagues and promote patient-oriented research.


Meet our Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to welcome Victoria Maxwell, (BFA/BPP)* and Dr. Glenda MacQueen as our Keynote speakers!


Victoria Maxwell, (BFA/BPP)* is the first in Canada & the U.S.A. to use the ‘lived’ experience of mental illness to disseminate scientific research and transfer knowledge into action at the international level through theatre.


Dr. Glenda MacQueen’s research has focused primarily on stress, mood and anxiety disorders, including the use of mindfulness as a treatment for depression.


To learn more about our speakers, submit an abstract or for early bird registration click here!



Subsidies Available for Patients and Students

We are pleased to announce that we have opportunities for patients, students, and citizens to receive sponsorships to attend the Summer Institute 2018 Keys to Collaboration.  Please visit our conference website for more information or to submit an expression of interest. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is March 31, 2018.


Call for Abstracts deadline extended

The deadline for submitting an abstract to the Summer Institute 2018 Keys to Collaboration on May 14-16, 2018 in Calgary has beed extended until March 19, 2018 (11:59 PM MT).


We invite researchers, patients, clinicians, students and others to submit abstracts that are related to patient-oriented research which inform our conference streams of ThinkingPlanning and Doing 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

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to showcase your patient-oriented research!


To submit an abstract or to register for the Summer Institute 2018 click here!


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