Research is one of the main pillars of the Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network (PC-ICCN).
The Network coordinates patient-oriented research that leads to rapid learning and data-sharing to improve care. Our researchers represent diverse areas of health-care expertise and are actively doing research to support communities throughout B.C. and Canada.
The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) is holding their 35th annual Health Policy Conference on March 9-10, 2023 in Vancouver. As part of this event, there will be a pre-conference workshop on March 8 that brings together policy-makers, practitioners, care providers, patient partners, and researchers to discuss how to promote positive health-care outcomes for those with long COVID. Workshop hosts will share preliminary findings from the Pacific Institute for Pathogens, Pandemics and Society
(PIPPS) Long COVID Research Project and advance understanding of how to ensure value from care for a relatively new condition.
Information on the CHSPR 35th annual Conference and workshops can be found here:
Workshops | UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
CHSPR is working with sponsors to cover registration for patient partners wishing to attend the conference. Please email
for more information.Workshop hosts:
The workshop will be led and facilitated by team members from the Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society
, based at Simon Fraser University, and include speakers from Family Caregivers of BC
and the Post-COVID Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network
, among others.
Research is a critical component of delivering optimum, patient-centered care; that’s why the Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network is looking to support researchers studying long COVID. Throughout the pandemic, thousands of patients have been registered for support with the PC-ICCN. The Network has been collecting data from all of these patients to support care and to learn more about long COVID.
If you are a researcher who is looking to contribute to patient-centered research, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or complete our research intake form.
Research Intake Form (PDF)
We look forward to updating our patient partners on research opportunities. An introductory video on the Naltrexone Study for Post-COVID Fatigue Syndrome is coming soon.
To complement its clinically-based research efforts, PC-ICCN is a partner in the Long COVID Patient Experience Project (https://patientscientist.ca
). The Long COVID Patient Experience Project was developed to connect people living with long COVID and health researchers to learn together about the impacts of long COVID.
The Post-COVID Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network is supporting the project by reviewing proposals from researcher(s) who want to access the data collected through the Project. Researchers with questions about their research proposals related to the Long COVID Patient Experience Project should contact
- Congratulations to the Post-COVID Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network’s research fellow Dr. Hiten Naik and team on their recent publication in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. The paper discusses the team’s efforts to validate the fatigue severity scale and other screening questions for fatigue in patients recovering from COVID-19. You can reach the full article here: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-022-02082-x
- Congratulations to the research team (Erin Cooke, Travis Boulter, Melody Tsai and Dr. Luis Nacul) for obtaining Health Canada approval for the "Naltrexone Study for Post-COVID fatigue Syndrome".
- Congratulations to Dr. Hiten Naik who was awarded a UBC Clinician Investigator Program fellowship. Dr. Naik is working closely with the Post-COVID Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network team to support long COVID research.
- Congratulations to Kaylee Byers and her team including Esther Khor, Post-COVID Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network’s research operations manager, who recently received a Health Research BC Convening and Collaborating award. The team will use the award to identify research priorities for unpaid care providers caring for people living with long COVID.