We would like to welcome Andreas Laupacis and Roxana Anderson - our session 1 Speaker Series presenters! Andreas and Roxana worked together on a head and neck cancer research priority setting project. They will be discussing their experience of patient engagement in health research.
Andreas Laupacis is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Dr. Laupacis also holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Policy and Citizen Engagement. Andreas' many accomplishments include publishing several hundred peer-reviewed articles on various topics and founding two initiatives: Healthy Debate (www.healthydebate.ca) and Faces of Healthcare (www.facesofhealthcare.ca). He has served on several committees and boards, and has received numerous awards.
Roxana Anderson is a graduate of the Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing - and a 31-year survivor of head and neck cancer. Seeking a better type of prosthetic eye retention, she was enrolled by Edmonton-based COMPRU (now iRSM) as a clinical trial patient in 1991, and remained with iRSM for 9 years as a Patient Representative; she was a voice for those who were devastated by head and neck cancer. Roxana is a long-time member of AboutFace International and was on the Executive Board for the Calgary Chapter. Family is important to Roxana - she is a wife, mother, and grandmother to five teen girls.
February 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bernard Snell Hall - Edmonton, AB
Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served following the presentation
This speaker series is profiling successful examples of patient engagement in health research. A researcher and a patient will be co-presenting on the challenges and rewards of having patient engagement early in the research process.