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Stronger Together: Adapting Patient-Oriented Research during COVID-19 - Virtual Town Hall

Stronger Together: Adapting Patient Oriented Research During COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall and Podcast Series

How has COVID-19 impacted patient-oriented research? How are research teams adjusting to the new normal? How is BC ensuring research ethics and clinical trials are properly managed in the large number of new research projects related to COVID-19? How can patients get involved? The health and science community’s evolving response to COVID-19 poses several questions about, and presents many opportunities for, what patient-oriented research and patient engagement will look like as we go forward. SPORcast and the BC SUPPORT Unit are excited to announce a new series of podcast episodes and a virtual Town Hall event for patients/families, researchers, clinicians and decision makers to address these questions, shape these opportunities, and discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on our work and lives.


About SPORcast

SPORcast is a patient-initiated podcast focusing on patient-oriented research. SPORcast aims to inspire patients/families, clinicians, academics, and decision-makers to get involved and create their own impact through patient-oriented research in order to help health care research be more relevant and meaningful.
Throughout the month of June, Beverley Pomeroy and Lisa Ridgway, the hosts of SPORcast, will explore the role of POR during COVID-19, how projects have adapted to a virtual world, and how the Unit’s of the BC AHSN have been adapting to the new normal.


About the Town Hall

To wrap up the special COVID series, the BC SUPPORT Unit and SPORcast will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall on July 9, 2020. Facilitated by Beverley and Lisa of SPORcast, the event will bring patients/families, clinicians, researchers, and decision makers together to ask questions about the podcast, share their own stories, connect with others, and discuss opportunities to get involved in supporting COVID-19 related research.