The BC SUPPORT (SUpport for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit is a multi-partner organization created to support patient-oriented research in British Columbia. We provide services, training, and support to stakeholders engaged in patient-oriented research. Our signature annual conference is called Putting Patients First.
Patient-oriented research (POR) requires the input of patients, researchers, health care providers and health system decision makers. We aim to support POR through two main areas of focus: doing and studying. We support patient-oriented research teams to do research, and help bring research teams together to study the best ways to do POR.
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A pragmatic workshop series on Moving Evidence to Action to improve patient outcomes.
Workshops on Knowledge Synthesis, Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science.
8:00am - 5:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Central City, 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey BC (Arbutus and Birch Rooms, 4th Floor)
12:00am - 12:01am, Online
BC SUPPORT Unit Webinar
Reducing the Stigma of Substance Use and Building Capacity in Patient-Oriented Primary Care Research
12:00am - 1:00pm, Webinar
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Search for patient-oriented research resources. These resources can help researchers or health care providers better understand patient engagement, or help patients learn how to get involved in health research. Resources include online toolkits, training modules, registries and other content.
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Who We Are
We provide services to researchers, patients, health care providers and health system decision makers, and facilitate initiatives identified as provincial priorities.
We're a component of the BC Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN), which also includes Clinical Trials BC (CT BC) and Research Ethics BC (RE BC). BC AHSN oversees the Unit, CT BC and RE BC.