Research Ready Mentor Spotlight – February 2022

Each month, a Research Ready mentor from the Community of Practice hosts an online workshop to share best practices and highlight exceptional processes. Be sure to sign up for the February Workshop to learn considerations for remote consent. And don’t forget to join the Research Ready Community of Practice for ongoing discussion after the event.


Important Considerations for Remote Consent: What We’ve Learned from the ACT II Study

On February 15th speakers from Southlake and the Population Health Research Institute will share their experience and learnings using remote consent within a DCT study model, focusing on rapport with participants, privacy, and processes used.



Catherine McPherson, RN, BSN, Lead Clinical Research Coordinator, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre

Catherine McPherson, BSN, RN has worked in conducting clinical research trials for 22 years. She is currently the Lead Clinical Research Coordinator at Southlake Regional Health Centre where she is responsible for the oversight of oncology, cardiac and Covid-19 trails. She is also responsible for introducing new clinical trials to the corporate portfolio. As well she is involved in committee work with CTO on Site Self-Governance.

Heather Beresh, MSc, Study Team Specialist, Population Health Research Institute

Heather Beresh has nearly 20 years’ experience coordinating and managing many multi-centre national and international clinical trials at the Population Health Research Institute affiliated with McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences. Her experience includes management of investigator-initiated and industry sponsored trials, involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices or standard of care procedures in cardiology and stroke prevention and more recently in COVID-19 therapeutics. She holds a M.Sc. in Medical Sciences from McMaster University.


Online Workshop Details:

Date: February 15, 2022

Time: 1pm to 2pm

Registration: click here

Can’t make it to the workshop? A recording will be posted on the Research Ready page shortly after.

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