NL SUPPORT – Patient-Oriented Research Training Program - 2022

The Patient-Oriented Research Training Program provides participants with a foundational understanding of Patient-Oriented Research (POR). The program consists of monthly webinars and workshops. The list below shows the training program offered by NL SUPPORT.

The training program is open to anyone with an interest in patient-oriented research: researchers, patients and families, health care professionals, policy makers, industry personnel, and graduate students. There is no cost to attend the training events, but online registration for each event is required.
Complete at least 5 of the 8 webinars and 1 face-to-face workshop and you will receive a letter of completion. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving a letter of completion for the program by sending an email to: to register.
Dates and presenters may change. Please keep an eye on our Eventbrite Page for up to date information.


Webinars and Workshops, 2022

NL SUPPORT Research Design Series
In February and March 2022, NL SUPPORT will be hosting a Research Design Series featuring weekly webinars from guest speakers on various quantitative and qualitative research topics. Quantitative methods will be covered in February, and qualitative methods in March. The series is intended for students, researchers, patient partners and other professionals who have an interest in and/or would like to learn more about health research methodology. Topics include introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods, interpretive description, clinical trials, grounded theory and more. Webinars in this series can be found in the schedule below, highlighted in blue.

Date and Time Type Topic & registration link Presenter(s)
January 26, 1:30 pm NST Webinar Ethics and Patient Engagement: An Online Panel Discussion (Register) Samuel Ujewe, CIHR; Cris Carter, Patient Partner; Holly Etchegary, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Memorial University
Five sessions taking place February 17-March 17 Training/Workshop (online) CIHR’s Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research Training (Learn more about the program or Register) Julia Burt, NL SUPPORT; Kathleen Mather, NL SUPPORT; Dorothy Senior, Patient Partner
February 1, 12:00 pm NST Research Design Series Webinar Introduction to Quantitative Research Design (Register) Dr. Holly Etchegary, Patient Engagement Academic Lead, NL SUPPORT and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Memorial University
February 8, 12:00 pm NST Research Design Series Webinar Conducting Clinical Research: Identifying the research question is the most important first step (Register) Dr. Laurie Twells, Professor and Assistant Dean of Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
February 15, 12:00 pm NST Research Design Series Webinar Clinical Trials: An Overview (Register) Dr. John Fardy (Gastroenterologist and Professor of Medicine at Memorial University)

Past Events
Check out 2021's curriculum here.
Check out 2020's curriculum here.
Check out 2019's curriculum here.
Check out 2018's curriculum here.
Check out 2017's curriculum here.