C2E2 Rounds Oct. 31: The BC SUPPORT Unit: An Overview and Update on Progress

DATE: Oct 31, 2016 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

LOCATION: 700-828 W. 10th Ave., VGH Research Pavilion

PRESENTER: Stirling Bryan and Kim McGrail

DETAILS: The BC SUPPORT Unit (the Unit) is a multi-partner organization created to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout BC. The Unit is one of several SUPPORT Units established across the country as part of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) led by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). It is also part of the developing BC Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN) with the network’s interim board providing governance and oversight. The Unit has two main roles: providing services to researchers, patients, health care providers and health system decision makers, and facilitating initiatives identified as provincial priorities. Stirling Bryan, the Unit’s scientific director, and Kim McGrail, the Unit’s data lead, will provide an update on development and near-term priorities. Our intent is for this to be an interactive session, and we encourage you to bring your thoughts on priorities for the Unit.

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