Platform lead: Dr. Virginia Vandall-Walker

The Patient Engagement Platform is your voice in health research.

We provide support and resources to assist both researchers and patients in meaningful engagement in all stages of the health research process. We define a patient as an individual with a personal experience of a health issue or with the health care system. This includes informal caregivers, family, and friends.

Do you want to be involved in health research?

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We’re here to help you.

Patient Engagement Platform team Top (left to right): Virginia Vandall-Walker, Kiara Krawec, Sennait Yohannes, Ping Mason-Lai, Robyn Laczy, and Lisa Petermann
Patient Engagement Platform team
Top (left to right): Virginia Vandall-Walker (Platform Lead), Kiara Krawec (Administrative Assistant), Sennait Yohannes (Program Educator Liaison), Ping Mason-Lai (Associate Director), Robyn Laczy (Program Coordinator), and Lisa Petermann (Program Educator Liaison)
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Robyn Laczy
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The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit is jointly funded by Alberta Innovates and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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