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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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Ask Steven Barnes & Erin Michalak anything on Reddit for World Bipolar Day!

Caden Poh on March 13, 2019   |    No Comments

Update (April 11): Thank you all so much for joining us for our first-ever AMA in honour of World Bipolar Day, and making it such a great experience! Check out our recap of the event and the full AMA on our special Bipolar Blog: Highlights from our World Bipolar Day … Read more

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

on March 12, 2019   |    No Comments

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 interventions are effective for earlier stage bipolar disorder, defined … Read more

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