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The Unité de Soutien SSA Québec, in collaboration with its specialists, offers a range of tools, expertise and training dedicated to supporting patient-oriented research in the context of this pandemic.

Discover our service offering here. For more information, email your requests to the following address unitesoutiensrapqc@usherbrooke.ca and we will contact you as soon as possible.

COVID-19 videos

What does it mean to be a patient partner?

Alexandre Grégoire, who has diabetes and cystic fibrosis, shares his perspectives about being a patient partner and how this individual experience of care has given him insight that he can now apply to research. Have you or a loved one lived through COVID-19 or do you have any other experience of what it’s like to live with the illness? Your knowledge may be highly beneficial for the world of research.

POR in the time of a pandemic, how and why?

Are you a researcher working on a research project related to COVID-19? Are you working in a hospital or clinic, or conducting basic research? Have you heard of the patient partnership? Accompanied by Dr. Alain Vanasse and Audrey L’Espérance, Ph. D., learn:

  1. How to establish the project, even during a pandemic
  2. About the benefits of a patient-public partnership

Being a caregiver and contributing to research: how and why?

Are you a caregiver? Would you like to know if the person you are taking care of or you yourself could be asked to participate in a research project? You may be able to contribute to this type of project. Learn how, why and what is involved from screenwriter Louis-Philippe Rivard, caregiver for his partner Josée Boudreault, and Dr. Sophie Éthier, a professor specializing in caregiving.