Opportunities - Join a Patient Advisory Group - Alberta Clinical Research Consortium

Join a Patient Advisory Group and help to co-develop tools and resources for clinical health research teams
Alberta Innovates

  • Anyone in Alberta can join
  • Interest in clinical health research (which includes, but is not limited to clinical trials)
  • Meetings held 3 times a year (two teleconference, one in-person), 1.5 - 2 hours long
  • Compensated $200/year
  • Travel and accommodation will be covered if needed for an in-person meeting
  • Contact: Julianna Wozniak at acrc@albertainnovates.ca

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Background
The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC) is an initiative managed by Alberta Innovates. This initiative aims to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical health research in order to provide Albertans with access to the best and most innovative health care. The ACRC works collaboratively with its partner organizations to co-develop tools and resources to assist researchers and their teams in conducting clinical health research in the province. 

We need the voices of patient partners to help make clinical research clear, simple, transparent and engaging. The ACRC would like to engage individuals who are familiar with and interested in the concepts of clinical health research (not limited to clinical trials) and live in Alberta. 

Roles and Responsibilities
We invite you to be a part of a Patient Partner Advisory Group that will be providing advice and recommendations on relevant projects and activities that the ACRC and its stakeholders engage in. 

As a member of the Advisory Group, you will: 

  • support the mission and vision of the ACRC and Alberta Innovates
  • draw on knowledge and experience to provide input into discussion and decisions
  • identify issues and solve problems collaboratively
  • act as a champion to further patient and public engagement in clinical health research in Alberta

We are looking for people from all over Alberta (Rural and non-Rural). 

Time Commitment
The group will meet approximately triple-annually via teleconference (twice) and once a year in-person; each meeting will be 1.5 - 2 hours in length. A 1-year commitment is preferred.

Reimbursement/Compensation
Patient partners will receive $200/year, which averages out to $50/call or meeting, including pre/post call activities. The ACRC will arrange and pay for any transportation and accommodation if they are required.

Additionally, new members may be offered training sessions to help them understand and learn about partnering in clinical health research. 

Contact Information
Interested in joining the Patient Advisory Group? Connect with Julianna Wozniak: 

Julianna Wozniak
Program Manager, ACRC
acrc@albertainnovates.ca

Thank-your for your consideration of this opportunity! As always, if you know someone who might be interested, please pass it on and share it through your networks.