CANet believes that patients should play a key role in developing research agendas and conducting research.
While health professionals and health researchers are the ‘experts on the illness,’ patients are the ‘experts of living with the illness.’ They bring direct experience and fresh perspectives to research. When patients are involved in health research, they are empowered to have a direct impact on care for arrhythmia patients.
The Network involves patients in all aspects of decision-making, operations and research programs.
The Patient Advisory Council (PAC) consists of 10 patients or family members affected by arrhythmia from across Canada and who have significant experience in the health care system. Members of PAC share their knowledge of living with arrhythmia to participate in the majority of activities and initiatives of CANet.
Each funded project and activity has a PAC member or other arrhythmia patient as a fully integrated member of the research team.
Contact us if you are interested in becoming involved in arrhythmia research and if you fit the following criteria: