As a key tenet of CAHR’s mission is to promote education and the development of new researchers, CAHR has expanded its series of workshops. These training sessions are now held in both official languages across Canada throughout the calendar year, covering approaches ranging from biomedical to community-based research.
In addition, while the workshops were originally tailored to mentor the next generation of HIV researchers, career development has become an important new focus as the breadth and depth of the sessions continues to expand.
CAHR would like to thank its funding partners, without whom this workshop series would not be possible. Funders for the entire 2016 Workshop Series include: the Public Health Agency of Canada; the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative Alliance Coordinating Office, the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, and CANFAR.
Not Without Us: A Learning Institute for and by Peer Researchers working on Intervention Research and Community-Based Research (CBR) on HIV, Hep C and STBBIs. Date/Location TBD (early 2019)
Canada leads efforts to conduct patient-oriented research and include “patients” as peer researchers. The benefits have been greatly explored in the academic and grey literature but the know-how is often lacking. Similarly, the benefits of working with peers have been explored in other complex fields such as mental health. A review suggests that people with serious mental illnesses are able to participate fully in and add to the CBR process, especially when provided reasonable accommodations. This Learning Institute will be offered for mid-career investigators, post-doctoral students and advanced community scholars and will work to help those who are planning to hire “peers” for one or all phases of an intervention research study. Peers are defined here as people living with the chronic condition such as HIV, Hep C, and other STBBI.
Universities Without Walls (UWW) Research Lounge Series
CAHR and CSIH are proud to support the Universities Without Walls (UWW) Research Lounge Series. The goal of this series is to offer a social environment for small groups to talk about HIV research and community interventions. The events take place every month. For more information click here.