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Ended Aug 31, 2023

Full course description


The vision of the UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) is to prepare and empower trainees to succeed during and beyond graduate school, becoming the next generation of scientific experts, leaders, professionals, communicators, collaborators, and advocates - to make a positive difference in the world. Trainees need to learn how to identify, engage and communicate with diverse stakeholders to ensure their research is effectively designed, translated, and implemented into real-world practice. UBC HLI designed this training program to address this need.

The training program will include seminars, workshops, webinars, patient and public forums, and a three-minute thesis competition. Trainees will be connected with external organizations, patient and family partners (PFP), and resources within UBC, Providence Health Care (PHC), and other local academic health institutes (e.g., Vancouver General Hospital, BC Cancer).

Anticipated Outcomes

This training course is expected to have many outcomes for different stakeholders, including trainees, faculty, patients, partners, and the public. For trainees, anticipated outcomes include: increased confidence in carrying out KTM activities, increased knowledge, skills, and improved attitudes in carrying out KTM activities, as well as enhanced communication, collaboration, and networking competencies in working with non-academic stakeholders.