INSPIRE PHC - Primary Health CAre Program:INnovations Strengthening PrImary Healthcare REsearch
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PHC Research Rounds
Years 2017 - 2013

Trillium PHC Research Day

Research Rounds

Patient Engagement



Dr. Clare Liddy (INSPIRE-PHC investigator) and Dr. Erin Keely will lead the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence. Click here for more information and contacts.








Welcome to OSSU

The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) (  is a collaboration across 12 leading health Research Centres, supported by a Coordinating Centre which facilitates, connects and integrates activities across the network.  Jointly funded by the Government of Ontario and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the initiative engages researchers, patients, clinicians, policy makers, industry representatives and other health system professionals to implement Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research within Ontario.

The 12 OSSU Research Centres each possess specialized expertise in a particular area or aspect of health care, research, and knowledge translation and exchange. These organizations work together, and in concert with the Coordinating Centre and national SPOR Networks, to provide Ontario’s health system stakeholders with the enabling infrastructure, scientific knowledge and technical support required to conduct patient-oriented research, and to translate and transfer the latest research evidence to inform and implement more effective health policy and clinical practices throughout the province .
Click here to see a list of the 12 OSSU Research Centres.

INSPIRE-PHC is one of the 12 OSSU Research Centres. Our program focusses on Primary Health Care Research, assisting Ontario researchers with PHC specific research consultation, knowledge translation and exchange (KTE), capacity building activities and assistance with patient engagement in primary health care research.


News and Announcements


  Trillium 2018
  Wed June 6, 2018

Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel
Toronto, Ontario

Save this date and watch for upcoming information
ie. abstract submissions, registration etc.

At the Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.  The day will feature keynote speakers on issues relevant to PHC research, oral and poster presentations on recently completed or ongoing PHC research in Ontario and skill based workshops.  Please visit the website at, , information on the schedule and speakers will be coming soon.
Are you involved in research with a patient/community member advisor?  If so, we would encourage you to have your patient advisor as a co-presenter for your primary health care oriented research at this year’s Trillium conference.  We had a few present last year and it was a successful model of patient engagement.