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 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.