CANet EKE — Building for the Future

November 17-18, 2022

InterContinental Toronto Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Expert Knowledge Exchange

Building for the Future

Join CANet at our upcoming Expert Knowledge Exchange titled “Building for the Future”; an event dedicated to students, allied health professionals, learners and patient partners.

Our goal is to offer learning opportunities outside of traditional academic-based education, through workshops and interactive lectures that will help build vital knowledge and skills for career success.

Agenda

Day 01 — Thursday, November 17, 2022

08:00 am – 09:00 am Breakfast
09:00 am – 10:00 am

Plenary Lecture: Breaking Through the Noise

Speaker: Amanda Higginson, Ottawa Public Health

Abstract: Social media is full of noise, especially in a pandemic. The first step towards engaging with an audience must always be capturing their attention. Our entire social media strategy is audience-first. We listen, then we talk, and then we listen again.Join Amanda Higginson from the Ottawa Public Health social media team to discuss strategic health communication to break through the noise and reach audiences.

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Armchair Session: Careers and Collaborations in Industry

Chair: Joel Sherwood

Panellists: Jonathan Yeh, Ian Swanson
Abstract: TBD

11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
  Breakout Sessions
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Workshop: Stats 101

Facilitators: TBD

Abstract: TBD

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Workshop: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Research Practice

Facilitators: Dr. Nicole Kaniki

Abstract: This session will provide a foundational understanding of the basic concepts of EDI, and how systems of oppression operate in academia. We will discuss the challenges and barriers faculty, students, trainees and staff from underrepresented groups face in the research ecosystem which has led to the lack of diversity we see in these environments. Participants will be provided with principles and best practices of equity and inclusion, and how these can be embedded within the research environment.

12:15 pm – 01:15 pm Networking Lunch
01:15 pm – 02:15 pm

Armchair Session: Trauma and Resiliency in Research Management

Facilitators: Beverley Pomeroy and Marika Sandrelli

Abstract: We are hearing more about mindfulness in response to stress and uncertainty. However, in the past few years, what have we learned about trauma, resiliency, growth and connection when so many things have pulled us apart? Is mindfulness enough in trauma organized systems and organizations? Now, more than ever, we need to let compassion-led practices help us soar and give us direction.

Join us in an ‘arm chair’ conversation exploring compassion-led practices in patient oriented research. More specifically, we will share how trauma and resiliency informed research practices can not only reduce and prevent harm, but also activate resiliency and promote wellness.

Through sharing stories and practice evidence, combined with your insights, we aspire to help you:

Define what psychological, social, and ambient trauma and recall different types of trauma that can be experienced in research projects.

Become familiar with the effects of trauma (past and current) for patients, families and service providers that can be activated during research activities

Apply skills and tools to reduce the effects of re-traumatization and increase effective patient, family and service provider engagement and safety during research projects

Appraise your own response to distress experienced from trauma and become familiar with compassion led strategies that support your resiliency as a researcher And, most importantly, we encourage you to become your own best teacher through mindful self-compassion practices.

02:15 pm – 02:30 pm Break
02:15 pm – 02:45 pm Poster Set-Up
02:45 pm – 04:30 pm Poster Judging Session
04:30 pm – 06:00 pm Free Time
06:00 pm – 10:00 pm Gala Dinner & Awards
Poster Awards
CHAT Discovery Grant Runners Up
Publication Awards

Day 02 — Friday, November 18, 2022

08:00 am – 09:00am Breakfast
09:00 am – 10:00 am

Workshop: Indigenous Engagement

Facilitators: Dr. Malcolm King & Dr. Alexandra King Abstract: TBD

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Workshop: Including Sex and Gender Considerations in your Research

Facilitators: Dr. Lauren Drogos and Dr. Varinder Randhawa

Abstract: TBD

10:00 am – 11:00 am Workshop: TBD
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lecture: A Patient by Any Other Name: Why Proper Patient Engagement is Critical for Research, Science, and Healthcare

Facilitators: Danaka Porter and Tigana Runte

Abstract: Patient engagement is a critical component of patient care. Engaging patients in research allows for the integration of lived patient experience and expertise, whilst giving voice to those who have historically been left out of research. Integrating patient knowledge into studies has been shown to improve clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and overall quality of life.

CANet has been at the forefront of a recent push towards meaningful patient engagement in research. Although improving, it is important that we reflect on the current pitfalls in patient engagement and grow from these areas of limitation.

Key among these are the inherent biases we bring as researchers and clinicians. In this talk we will discuss how bias can impede optimal patient engagement in both research and the doctor’s office.

Our biases shape how we see the world and the patients we interact with. It is necessary to meaningfully recognize these biases in order to move towards a future of optimal patient engagement in all areas of practice.

12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Speed Networking Lunch
End of day

Keynote

Trauma & Resiliency Informed Research: Where Compassion Leads Inquiry

We are hearing more about mindfulness in response to stress and uncertainty. However, in the past few years, what have we learned about trauma, resiliency, growth and connection when so many things have pulled us apart? Is mindfulness enough in trauma-organized systems and organizations? Now, more than ever, we need to let compassion-led practices help us soar and give us direction.

Join us in an ‘armchair’ conversation exploring compassion-led practices in patient-oriented research. More specifically, we will share how trauma and resiliency-informed research practices can not only reduce and prevent harm but also activate resiliency and promote wellness.

Through sharing stories and practice evidence, combined with your insights, we aspire to help you:

  • Define psychological, social, and ambient trauma and recall different types of trauma that can be experienced in research projects.
  • Become familiar with the effects of trauma (past and current) on patients, families and service providers that can be activated during research activities
  • Apply skills and tools to reduce the effects of re-traumatization and increase effective patient, family and service provider engagement and safety during research projects
  • Appraise your own response to the distress experienced from trauma and become familiar with compassion-led strategies that support your resiliency as a researcher, most importantly, we encourage you to become your own best teacher through mindful self-compassion practices.

CANet EKE Speaker Beverley Pomeroy Beverley Pomeroy

Beverley is a Queer Researcher, an Award-Winning Patient Public Engagement Specialist, and an uninvited settler-person on the shared, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Snuneymuxw (snuh-nay-moe) territory also known as Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

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Bev has a particular interest in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI+) and has co-developed a Trauma & Resiliency Informed Practice program for Research and Evaluation; a strength-based approach to Patient-Oriented Research.  Bev’s unique combination of education, professional experience and lived experience has exposed them to progressively senior leadership opportunities in a variety of health care and research environments; from community laboratory services to patient safety, and quality improvement.  Bev landed in patient- oriented research after her daughter, Sophia, passed away in 2017 from a rare, complex, chronic disease at the age of 16.  They sit on the board of BC Patient Safety Quality Council Oversight & Advisory, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Evidence Alliance, and Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research.

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CANet EKE Speaker Marika Sandrelli Marika Sandrelli

For over 40 years, Marika worked in outreach, counselling, education, and community development with people experiencing social exclusion from poverty, homelessness, mental health, and substance use issues in several countries in Africa and Central America and in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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For the last 16 years, Marika works in the role of Knowledge Exchange Leader for Mental Health & Substance Use Services in Fraser Health where she leads that region’s Trauma & Resiliency Informed Practice initiative. A Governor General of Canada recipient, Marika was awarded a British Columbia Health Care Hero Award for your work in translating evidence into practice. Also, she teaches at Simon Fraser University (SFU) where she graduated with a Masters in Education in contemplative inquiry.

With a strong commitment to humane education practices, Marika is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Canine Assisted Integration Specialist. She lives as an invited white settler on the unceded shared traditional territories of Kwantlin and Katzie First Nations also know by its colonial name of Mission, BC with her partner and two dogs where all are dedicated to expanding ethical animal assisted supports for learning, social inclusion, comfort, and healing.

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Session

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Research Practice

This session will provide a foundational understanding of the basic concepts of EDI, and how systems of oppression operate in academia. We will discuss the challenges and barriers faculty, students, trainees and staff from underrepresented groups face in the research ecosystem which has led to the lack of diversity we see in these environments. Participants will be provided with principles and best practices of equity and inclusion, and how these can be embedded within the research environment.

CANet EKE Speaker Marika Sandrelli Dr. Nicole Kaniki

Dr. Kaniki is the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Innovation at the University of Toronto. In her role, she examines, advocates and advances EDI in all aspects of U of T research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Dr. Kaniki is the former Special Advisor on Anti-racism to the President of Western University and has over seven years of experience in research administration and EDI roles in academia. Dr. Kaniki has a passion for social justice and uses an anti-racism and decolonization framework in her EDI work.

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CANet EKE — Building for the Future

November 17-18, 2022

InterContinental Toronto Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Questions about this event?

Floriana Sherifi
Patient Engagement and HQP Development Coordinator
[email protected]

Call for Proposals

CHAT Discovery Competition

CANet is inviting its trainees to submit research proposals for the CHAT Discovery Competition. This competition allows trainees to be the principal investigator on original work.

Competition finalists will present at the CANet Expert Knowledge Exchange: Building for the Future.

Winners will receive up to $25,000 in funding to initiate their proposed research project under the supervision/mentoring of a CANet Network Investigator.

Applications are closed at this time. We thank you for your submissions

 

CHAT Poster Competition

To support our trainees (both students and allied health/research professionals) attending this event, we are calling for your Poster Abstracts!

CANet will cover your registration, travel costs, and accommodations if your poster is accepted. Finalists in the CHAT Discovery Competition do not need to submit a poster abstract.

Applications are closed at this time. We thank you for your submissions

Questions about this event?

Floriana Sherifi
Patient Engagement and HQP Development Coordinator
[email protected]

Call for Proposals

CHAT Discovery Competition

CANet is inviting its trainees to submit research proposals for the CHAT Discovery Competition. This competition allows trainees to be the principal investigator on original work.

Competition finalists will present at the CANet Expert Knowledge Exchange: Building for the Future.

Winners will receive up to $25,000 in funding to initiate their proposed research project under the supervision/mentoring of a CANet Network Investigator.

Applications are closed at this time. We thank you for your submissions

 

Poster Abstracts

To support our trainees (both students and allied health/research professionals) attending this event, we are calling for your Poster Abstracts!

CANet will cover your registration, travel costs, and accommodations if your poster is accepted. Finalists in the CHAT Discovery Competition do not need to submit a poster abstract.

Applications are closed at this time. We thank you for your submissions