Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) 2019 Symposium

TUTOR-PHC held its annual Symposium from May 6 to May 9, 2019 in London, Ontario at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. The Symposium is the start of the year-long TUTOR program. This is the 16th year of the TUTOR-PHC program – the only interdisciplinary primary health care research training program in Canada.

The Symposium was attended by 12 trainees from across Canada, 1 trainee from Australia and 1 from the UK. Twenty-one TUTOR-PHC mentors also attended the Symposium and helped to lead the workshops and training sessions, as well as building working relationships with the trainees, thereby increasing the network of primary health care researchers across Canada.

The trainees were joined by two patient partners, Ron Beleno and Lorraine Bayliss, who facilitated a session on patient and community engagement in research.  Policy makers Tara Sampalli from Nova Scotia and Anne Hayes from Ontario led a session on how researchers can engage policy makers in research. They also helped the trainees craft an elevator pitch for their research projects. 

The Symposium was a great success and we look forward to a fantastic 16th year of the TUTOR-PHC program.