Recap of Rehab Research Participant Appreciation Event, September 27th
On September 27, the 9 UBC faculty in the Rehab Research Program of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute hosted a Research Participant Appreciation Event at the GF Strong Rehab Centre. Over 80 people attended – most had participated in multiple studies as research subjects, in addition to playing key roles in consumer working groups or as consumer reps on research advisories. Participants enjoyed interactive exhibits from faculty and trainees on current research. Patient-engagement lead, Colleen McGavin had opportunity to address the research participants and thank them for their efforts which have helped to develop new treatments and health-care resources for people.