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WCHRI Engaging Social Actors in Health Research Lunch & Learn


Navigating the Grey Area: Ethical Considerations in Engaging Patients as Partners in Research

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

As patients more frequently become partners and collaborators in research, the questions about ethical challenges in developing such partnerships remain open. This panel discussion will explore some key challenges in approaching patient engagement in the health research process thoughtfully and ethically.

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: noon–1 p.m.
Location: ECHA 2-420


  • Gary Goldsand, director, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry


  • Ginetta Salvaggio, family physician and associate professor with the Department of Family Medicine

  • Charmaine Kabatoff, Research Ethics Board (REB) consultant in the Research Ethics Office

  • Jananee Rasiah, director, Patient Engagement Platform, Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Pizza lunch provided. Register today!

Please feel free to distribute the poster to your networks.

This session is part of the WCHRI Lunch & Learn theme for the year, with sessions related to community and patient engagement. This WCHRI Lunch & Learn workshop series will introduce our members to a number of research projects that have effectively engaged different social actors (patients, community organizations, community members, clinicians, decision/policy makers) as active partners in research.

The workshops in this series are interactive, with two primary aims: 1) to discuss the process of working together with different social actors in health research, and 2) to present the outcomes of such a research approach.