(E4) Knowledge exchange in patient and public involvement for cardiovascular research: Learnings from two Canadian studies

In this presentation, we explore how patient and public involvement is changing the landscape of cardiovascular research. We draw upon the findings of two Canadian studies, the first being a study examining patient engagement practices across four national circulatory and respiratory health research networks, and the second examining an arts-based initiative to examine supports for patients with stroke and brain injury in rural and northern British Columbia. Through this, we will highlight how engaging with patients and the public can give rise to new and exciting research opportunities and has the potential to support the development and implementation of responsive evidence that can lead to improvements in cardiovascular care and patient outcomes