A Patient Partner is a person who has had a recent experience being a patient (or a family member, friend, or caregiver of a patient) who helps improve services based on patient and family identified needs. Patient Partners partner with staff and research teams to make improvements to help shape health care and health research. Patient Partners become partners in the committee or research project and can be actively engaged in governance, priority setting, developing research questions, and even performing certain parts of the research itself. This type of participation helps to ensure that our work and research being conducted is relevant and valuable to the patients that it affects. Patient partners can also collaborate to summarize or share the results with target audiences (especially other patients) and with policy makers or other decision makers who may apply the results in a health or community setting. (Adapted from CIHR – Patient Engagement.)
The opportunities listed below are seeking Patient Partners to be committee or research team members. Each opportunity outlines the time commitment, supports that will be provided and other key information. Please click to review each opportunity and express your interest if you feel you are a match!
Creating space for immigrant communities to speak up: Building solutions to address substance use and addiction through discourse
Position: Patient Partner
Location: WebEx/virtual meetings
Contact: Geoffrey Maina
Close Date: Ongoing
A patient participant is a person who has had a recent experience being a patient (or family member of a patient) who takes part in a research study. This could include completing surveys or interviews, taking part in focus groups, or provides data for research projects.
The opportunities posted in this section are for patients and community members to be participants in research projects.
Connect-ICU: Using Technology to Facilitate Patient and Family-Centered Care, Enhance Communication, and Build Relationships between Patients, their Loved Ones, and the Healthcare Team in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 
Position: Patient Participant
Location: Virtual/Telephone
Contact name: Kavitha Ramachandran
Close Date: March 31, 2022
Can A Multidisciplinary Preoperative Assessment Be Completed From Home - Virtually There? 
Position: Patient Participant
Location: Virtual
Contact name: Robin Manaloor
Close Date: Ongoing
The Association between Autoimmune Diseases and Circadian Disruption Research
Position: Patient Participant
Location: Virtual (WebEx/telephone)
Contact name: Jung-Min Kim
Close Date: December 31, 2021
University of Saskatchewan - Behavioral Research Ethics Board - community member
Position: Patient Participant
Location: Virtual Meetings
Contact name: Joni Aschim
Close Date: December 31, 2021
Be SaskWell: Advancing Digital Connectivity to Support Population Mental Health during COVID-19 
Position: Patient Participant
Location: Saskatchewan
Contact name: Iman Kassam
Close Date: December 31, 2021
The following external opportunities have been brought to our attention through the patient-oriented research community. Clicking on the links may take you to an external website.
Patients’ Perceptions on Quality of Care and the Socioeconomic Impact of Using Virtual
Care for Office Physician Consultations in Saskatchewan
Position: Patient Participant
Location: Online
Contact name: Paul Acheampong
Close Date: Ongoing
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