Patient-Oriented Research in Mental Health: A Personal Perspective
November 5, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm 
Presented by: BC SUPPORT Unit

November 7/8, 2019
Prince George, Conference and Civic Centre

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Caring for Older Adults: Health, Wellness & Person-Centred Care
BC Academic Health Science Network 
November 7/8, 2019 at the Prince George, Conference and Civic Centre
There is no charge to attend, but you must register for the event.

Do you work in health care or health research, and want to learn more about the well-being of older adults? Are you an older adult interested in the future of your care, or a caregiver who’s unsure of what to expect?

Topics covered include frailty, dementia, risk reduction and the future of effective health care, specifically in Northern British Columbia and throughout Canada.

You’ll have an opportunity to collaborate with decision makers, clinicians, caregivers, patient partners and researchers to make informed decisions about elder care. Partner organizations include Northern Health, the First Nations Health Authority, UNBC, the Canadian Frailty Network, the Rural Coordination Centre of BC and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Register for the conference here.

November 20, 2019
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Putting Patients First: Working together Across the Research Life Cycle


Britsh Columbia’s only patient-oriented research conference.
Putting Patients First: Working together Across the Research Life Cycle –  is our annual conference designed to encourage learning and collaboration between patients interested in patient-oriented research (POR), health researchers, health care providers and health system decision makers.
Find out why this conference is important to patients, researchers, decision-makers and health care providers, our conference goals, and learning objectives.
#PPF19 will be held on November 20th, 2019 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

March 11, 2020
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $100

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Patient Engagement: Creating Meaningful Roles for Patients in Health Care Improvement
March 11, 2020, 8:30am to 4:30pm in Kelowna, BC
Cost: $100
Meaningfully engaging with patients and their caregivers can transform care. In this interactive workshop, you will learn advanced skills in conducting patient engagement that leads to person-centred changes in health care practice, service delivery and outcomes. This workshop will focus on providing an applied learning approach that will draw on real case studies throughout the province.
By the end of this day, participants will be able to:
• Define and describe the fundamental principles for authentic patient engagement in health care improvement.
• Identify a clear and meaningful role for patients within improvement initiatives.
• Explore how to prepare cross-portfolio stakeholder teams to successfully partner with patients.
• Identify and apply strategies for managing common challenges and risks to effective patient engagement.
• Health care partners leading collaborative engagement initiatives• Patient partners with interest and experience in engaging in collaborative work, and who want to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of health care partners in attendance.