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Month of January 2022

January 14, 2022 | Friday | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Patient-Oriented Research webinar: Equity in Kidney Health - What does this mean and how do we get there?

Moderator: Glenda Roberts Panelists: Taryn Gantar; Charles Cook; Dr. Rulan Parekh; Dr. Jag Gill; and Dr. Sandi Dumanski

This session’s theme is “Equity in Kidney Health: What Does This Mean.... and How Do We Get There?” where we will focus on the following learning objectives:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the inequities that exist in Canadian kidney care
  • Identify and understand barriers in research into marginalized groups
  • Understand the ways in which we can move towards equity in health research

This session is the fourth instalment in a webinar series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Sex and Gender-Based analysis in Patient-Oriented Research.  The webinar is presented by the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) in partnership with Can-SOLVE CKD Network.


January 17, 2022 | Monday | 7:00 AM - March 20, 2022 | Sunday | 4:00 PM

Online Courses

Implementation Science in Patient-Oriented Research

Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit online certificate course

This facilitated online training opportunity will provide learners with a breadth of knowledge and skills in implementation science (IS) theory, methods, and frameworks.  This course includes live webinars with expert guest speakers, recorded presentations, and practical project-based work encompassing a real-world evidence-practice gap projects.

By the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • discuss different IS concepts and describe how to apply them;
  • select and apply theories, models, and frameworks to address an implementation problem;
  • describe strategies for assessing and determining stakeholders' knowledge needs and readiness for change;
  • consider barriers and facilitators when selecting implementation strategies;
  • select and apply appropriate evaluation tools, models and frameworks to develop an evaluation plan; and
  • identify important considerations for sustaining the long-term impact of an intervention.

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