Tal Golesworthy was a keynote speaker at the Research Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Summit, which took place in Ottawa, Canada between 25 and 27 October. The conference had the theme of Health Innovation: Working Together on Shared Health Priorities and brought together SPOR stakeholders, including patients, federal, provincial and territorial ministries, partners, researchers and clinicians. More information about SPOR can be found at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca. You can also read Tal’s speaker biography at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50023.html#s3.