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Canada’s ‘SPOR’: embodiment on the ground at CREST.BD

on May 30, 2019   |    No Comments

During the nomination process for the 2018 CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement, we were asked to reflect on how our work in CREST.BD aligns with the guiding principles of Canada’s ‘Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research’ (SPOR) Patient Engagement Framework. Specifically, we were asked – how in our … Read more

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CREST.BD: Highlights from our World Bipolar Day “AMA” on Reddit!

on April 11, 2019   |    No Comments

In honor of World Bipolar Day, members of the CREST.BD team led by Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr. Steven Barnes hosted our first-ever Reddit “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” on March 29, 2019. In this special blog post, we recap the full AMA event, and bring to you our favorite moments and 5 … Read more

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New online study for earlier stage bipolar now open! – The BETTER Research Program

on March 12, 2019   |    2 Comments

Note: Sign-ups for the BETTER project are now closed. We are pleased to announce that BETTER, a new online program for people living with earlier stage bipolar disorder, is now welcoming participants from around the world to sign up! The BETTER project www.betteronline.org The BETTER project will explore whether our … Read more

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All the questions and answers from our first #TalkBD event!

Caden Poh on February 6, 2019   |    No Comments

In alliance with Bell Let’s Talk Day 2019 on January 30, Network Lead Dr. Erin Michalak and members of the CREST.BD team took questions on all things BD on the CREST.BD Facebook page and Twitter using the hashtag #TalkBD. The six-hour online conversation touched on a series of different topics, … Read more

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