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A workshop to explore, expand, and advance the science of engagement in aging research

Thursday, October 26, 2023

9:30am - 12:00pm

No registration fee, but pre-registration is required.  

Building capacity for involving older adults, caregivers and other partners in research

Description

Are you interested in exploring ways to promote fairness and inclusion in your engagement of older adults and caregivers? Want to share and learn creative ways to advance your approaches to patient-oriented research and partnership? This interactive workshop will be co-led by researchers, older adults and trainees from the McMaster Collaborative for Health and Aging and Diabetes Action Canada, two organizations supporting the implementation of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).

 

This workshop will draw on best practices, introduce different approaches and activities for engagement and facilitate discussions about power, equity, and ethics in patient-oriented research.  Participants will be directed to resources and tools to support ongoing learning and actions beyond the session.

 

Workshop participants should come ready to discuss a research project (at any phase, from idea to completion) and how relevant older adults and caregivers could be, or were, meaningfully engaged across all stages of the research.  The workshop will include: a presentation on different engagement methods, key considerations, impact and challenges with research done in partnership with older adults and caregivers; a fireside chat between an older adult partner and an academic researcher about their journey of partnership on an aging-focused study, and; small group discussions, co-facilitated by a researcher, trainee, and an older adult, where participants will discuss their engagement plans and collaboratively explore the considerations presented.  

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