Panel Discussion: Engaging Hospitals in Research Projects

Friday, June 17, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

The panel discussion will be focused on guiding UW researchers on how to engage with hospitals and how to succeed with clinical/academic partnerships. Specifically, the discussion will be centered on an overview of best practices when engaging hospitals, what clinicians are looking for in terms of collaboration, and how get the ball rolling. Light refreshments will be served.

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Invited Speakers (subject to change):

  • Tina Mah, VP of Planning, Performance Management & Research, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener
  • Sarah Laferriere, Research Office Administrator, Grand River Hospital
  • Claudette DeLenardo, Executive Director Clinical/Corporate Common System Implementation, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener
  • Leslie Copp, Associate Director, Funding Agencies and Non-Profit Sponsors, Office of Research, University of Waterloo
  • Catherine Burns, CBB Director, University of Waterloo
  • Helen Chen, Assistant Research Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
  • Vlad Loutchenok, Foundation/Public Sector Liaison Officer, Office of Research, University of Waterloo [Bio/FAQ]
  • More speakers TBC


  • Understand some of the roadblocks and how to overcome them
  • Best practices when engaging with hospitals
  • Collaborative grants/funding opportunities
  • Building the clinician and researcher relationship
  • Waterloo and Grand River Hospital shared resources
  • Networking

AGENDA (subject to change)

9:30 – Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:40 – Panel Discussion

11:00 – Closing Remarks

11:15 – Networking

11:30 – Close

Event is free but registration via EventBrite is required.

Pay parking available in lots Q or N (map)

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