INSPIRE-PHC Program hosts Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit meeting

Moira Stewart, PhD, Department of Family Medicine, and lead of the INSPIRE-PHC Program, hosted the Operational Management Team of the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) for their in-person meeting May 29 and 30. This event brought together researchers and decision makers from all over Ontario, who may not otherwise cross paths.

The afternoon of May 29 consisted of research updates from the INSPIRE-PHC Program team, as well as selected Western University health services researchers including: Ahmed Al-Jaishi and Leah Getchell (Nephrology, MyTEMP Trial, SPOR iCT – Hemodialysis); Cheryl Forchuk (Nursing, Homelessness and Mental Health); Janet Martin (Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Health Technology Assessment); and Stewart Harris (Family Medicine, Aboriginal Diabetes Research, FORGE-AHEAD). Representatives from the 12 OSSU centres (see full list at also provided brief updates on what their centres do and what they can provide to support Ontario researchers.