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New CAHSPR Initiatives Launching at CAHSPR 2024!

By April 22, 2024No Comments

Three weeks from now we will be immersed in CAHSPR 2024 in Ottawa; connecting with colleagues, hearing about groundbreaking research, and preparing to advance learning health systems across Canada.

We have some exciting news to share with you as you prepare to join more than 600 health services and policy researchers at the conference. First, we want to tell you about an exciting new initiative for CAHSPR members – we have developed and are implementing a formal mentorship program. We have heard from the HSPR community about how valuable this will be and we have consulted with our partners in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and the United States to learn from their experiences and we believe we have created a stellar mentorship program that will be launched at CAHSPR24. There will be many opportunities at the conference to learn more, and to sign up as a mentor or a mentee. Be sure to renew your CAHSPR membership so you can be part of this exciting initiative!

At CAHSPR we are fully committed to the inclusion of those with lived experience in the HSPR research agenda in Canada. We will have a Patient and Caregiver Hub that will serve a number of purposes. The hub will provide a space for caregivers and patients to meet and to connect with each other. We are very excited about an innovative approach to engagement in the hub that we are planning. Researchers can sit down and talk to an experienced patient/caregiver partner about their research. This will facilitate the sharing of ideas about how to set a new standard for creating an engagement capable environment in the HSPR community. Experienced patient partners from the Patient Advisors Network (PAN) are partnering with CAHSPR in this initiative and PAN members are looking forward to meeting with researchers during the conference. Sign up to meet with them – you’ll be glad you did.

If you are on social media, use the hashtag #CAHSPR24 while you are at the conference. There is still time to register – go to today. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to CAHSPR24 in our nation’s capital!