Research Week-2018 Registration
Written by Camille Viray, Education and Communications Coordinator, Department of Evaluation and Research Services

Five days and seven sessions of research projects that make a difference in Fraser Health and many interactive workshops to choose from.

Research Week is fast approaching. Five days and seven sessions meant for everyone in Fraser Health, our colleagues in other health authorities, academic institutions and the public. Come be inspired by the research that goes on here in Fraser Health by our very own employees.

During this week you can learn about patient-oriented research, knowledge translation, systematic reviews, copyright laws and leadership practices using the awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, reinforcement (ADKAR) Change Management Model, and much more.

Rableen Nagra, patient engagement specialist, BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre, will be one of the speakers at this year’s Research Week from June 7 to 15. Rableen has developed partnerships with community organizations in the Fraser region to help researchers connect with patients and caregivers for their research projects. Rableen also recently launched the Patients Interested in Research (PIiR) group for patients and caregivers to keep abreast of patient partner research opportunities, find support and receive training in patient-oriented research.

“Engaging patients and their families in research can help build capacity and quality that is relevant to the diverse population of the Fraser Region. This is where patient-oriented research comes in as it helps incorporate valuable lived experience with the academic and health care expertise.”

At this session, Rableen and other experts on patient engagement will be providing practical tools, tips and experiential learning on what patient engagement is, why we need patient engagement in research, and how do you actually do patient engagement in research. This interactive session during Research Week will be the opportunity for you to hear from and speak with actual patient partners on research teams. We have Delia Cooper, Adrianne Haynes and Joan Ford who will share their experience of being patients on a research team.

Our keynote speaker, Heather Davidson, Ministry of Health Assistant Deputy Minister, will address B.C.’s new strategy for research and knowledge management. A panel of hospital foundation CEOs and external funding agencies will also share insights about how to obtain research funding.

Click here for a full list of events and the full week agenda.

All events are free. Register here.

For more information about how to get involved in research, go to

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