• May 02nd, 2017
  • Guy Paterson

SCPOR - A New Addition to the Saskatoon Health Community

The Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) is a partnership of organizations that support patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan.  SCPOR is one of ten provincial/territorial units led by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to build provincial and national capacity for patient-oriented research. CIHR launched the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) to foster evidence-informed health care. 

The vision of CIHR’s SPOR initiative includes two critical elements. The first is patient-oriented research teams which include patients and family members. The second is the inclusion of decision makers (including policy makers and health authority leaders) and health care practitioners throughout the research process.

The intended outcome is patients, families, clinicians, researchers and policy-makers will work together to identify research topics, do research and then use the results of that research to improve patient care and the health system.

SPOR is a coalition of federal, provincial and territorial partners – all dedicated to the integration of research into care:

  • patients and caregivers
  • researchers
  • health practitioners
  • policy makers
  • provincial/territorial health authorities
  • academic institutions
  • charities
  • private sector

SCPOR is planning an all day event to 'Learn and Connect' with the SCPOR Vision on May 17, 2017 at TCU Place, Saskatoon. See,


Guy Paterson Co-Chair - Health Opportunities - Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

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