AdvocacyApr 05, 2021 2021-05-21 17:06
CITAC provides a national voice for clinician-investigator trainees in Canada. We engage numerous stakeholders across the country to advance the conversation on trainee priorities.
What are our current advocacy priorities?
The challenges facing clinician-investigator trainees is numerous and wide-ranging, spanning funding, mentorship, integration, and more. Recognizing this multifaceted problem, our primary advocacy priority is to establish an independent, national council whose mandate is to provide pan-Canadian oversight of clinician-investigator training. This council would ideally be composed of diverse stakeholders, spanning trainees, educators, funding agencies, and public members. This advocacy priority derives from the principle recommendation of a national consensus conference held in 2016.
How do we determine our advocacy priorities?
CITAC advocacy activities are guided by our organization’s vision, which is to support all clinician-scientist trainees in realizing their full potential to integrate the two worlds of clinical practice and health research.
We constantly strive to advocate from an evidence-informed perspective, and do so in part by gathering that evidence through our research activities.
Our advocacy priorities are also informed by feedback provided by our Representatives Roundtable.