NL SUPPORT – Patient-Oriented Research Training Program - 2021

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, 2021

Date and Time Type Topic & registration link Presenter
January 20, 12:00pm NST Webinar Engaging with the public on whole genome sequencing in NL (Recording) Dr. Holly Etchegary, NL SUPPORT's Patient Engagement Academic Lead
February 10, 12:00pm NST Webinar Diversity Training
Dr. Karen Dickson, Health Policy Analyst, Quality of Care NL
March 26, 1:00pm NST Webinar Digital Storytelling and Theatre in Health Research and KT (Recording) Kathleen Sitter, PhD
Natalie Beausoleil, PhD
Amy Burke, MSW
April 7, 12:00pm NST Webinar Research Data Management (Recording) Alison Farrell, Public Services Librarian
May 12, 12:00pm NST Webinar Community Engagement in Indigenous Health Research (Recording) Dr. Russell Dawe and Dr. Zhuxi (Xixi) Gong
September 15, 12:00 pm NST Webinar An Introduction to Learning Health Systems (Recording, Presentation Slides) Dr. Brendan Barrett, Nominated Principal Applicant, NL SUPPORT
October 26, 12:00 pm NDT Webinar Eastern Health Diversity Project (Recording, Presentation Slides) Dr. Fern Brunger, Professor of Health Care Ethics, Centre for Bioethics and Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
November 30, 12:00: pm NST Webinar Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research Training Overview (Register) Julia Burt, Patient Engagement/Training and Capacity Lead, NL SUPPORT

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