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Join Us at Quality Forum 2018!

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The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC), which supports PVN, just announced the program and opened registration for the 7th annual Quality Forum. The conference will take place February 21-23 in Vancouver – and we’re excited about all the events involving the patient participation!

The Forum is focused on improving the quality of health care and in 2018 expects to welcome over 1,200 participants and 200 presenters in three days packed with more than 80 sessions, six workshops, three field trips, three plenaries and a debate.

As in previous years, Quality Forum 2018 has been self-assessed as Patients Included, which means that it met five clauses that ensure the patient experience will be incorporated. Among its commitments, the Forum partnered with PVN to sponsor the attendance of 20 patient partners who were chosen through an engagement opportunity.

Quality Forum 2018

Content Relevant to PVN Patient and Health Care Partners

Presentations related to patient engagement are peppered throughout the event’s program. Here are some of those sessions – click on the links for details or download the Registration Guide:

W1: The Fundamentals of Engaging People in Improving Quality
W2: Finding and Building Digital Stories to Engage, Inspire & Drive Action
B1: People-Powered Digital Health
C5: Making Care Better for Those with Chronic Conditions
W5: Activating Patients to Improve Care
E1: Making Engagement Meaningful through Analysis & Action
F6: Everyone Can Prevent Infections, from Patients to Providers to… Dogs!
G1: Patient Engagement Techniques: Determining the Best Approach
G2: Living & Learning: Becoming an Ally in Indigenous Health

There will also be a breakfast meeting to welcome patients and caregivers, and one of the plenary speakers is Tim Omer, who has been a type 1 diabetic for over 22 years and is a member of the #WeAreNotWaiting movement, which has ignited the international diabetes community in an unprecedented patient-led movement.

In addition, February 21 will feature two full-day pre-Forum sessions exploring the design and delivery of sustainable improvement in health care, as well as the popular opening event Health Talks, where eight speakers of various backgrounds – including our patient partner Duane Jackson – will share their hopes for health care.

Register Today

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Forum! If you were not chosen through the RSVP process, visit to learn more about the event and register. But don’t take too long: it sells out quickly!

From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind