The overall aims of the webinar series are to highlight the research on aging at McMaster University
across several health research topic areas and disciplines, with a focus on patient engagement tools and
resources and the impacts of patient-oriented research in aging.
- Enhance the awareness, knowledge and skills of diverse audiences (e.g. researchers, community
partners involved in research, older adult research partners, trainees, health decision-makers, other
OSSU Centres) to conduct patient-oriented research in aging.
- Facilitate partnerships and collaborations across diverse audiences and showcase ongoing
opportunities for multidisciplinary research and engagement opportunities in aging.
- Simulate a virtual panel discussion and create an interactive online discussion for diverse audiences to
share their perspectives, successes and challenges as well as key results in all aspects of their research
in aging, implementation of research in aging, and patient engagement tools and frameworks on
research in aging.
- Foster knowledge generation, exchange and translation across multiple research areas in aging and
for diverse audiences, with a focus on capacity building, patient-oriented research, and issues in equity,
diversity and inclusion.
Researchers and trainees. Not exclusive of diverse audiences including other OSSU Centres and SPOR-
funded entities, researchers from other institutions, older adult research partners, community partners,
knowledge users and stakeholders interested in research in aging and patient-oriented research in
Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science
Project Manager, MIRA
Research Associate, School of Nursing
Department of Family Medicine
MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar series: Pivoting a large-scale aging research initiative due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The first MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar will take place on February 26, 2021 from 12 – 1 p.m. During this webinar, Dr. Brenda Vrkljan and Dr. Marla Beauchamp will describe the early steps and strategies implemented by their multidisciplinary research team to pivot their large-scale aging and mobility study in the wake of COVID-19 and the corresponding health measures in place.