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Supporting Vulnerable Women: A Focus on Stigma and Safety

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May 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


This interactive session will open with 2-minute introductions from each panel member, followed by a “hot topic” question related to the panelists’ expertise on the theme of supporting vulnerable women. A total of 5 questions will guide discussion and sharing of ideas. The aim of the session is for both panelists and participants is to expand our understanding around the complex interface of stigma and safety in supporting vulnerable women.

  • Dr. Karen Urbanoski, Canada Research Chair in Substance Use, Addictions and Health Services Research; Assistant Professor, Public Health & Social Policy, UVic
  • Dr. Patti Janssen, Professor and Co-Lead Maternal-Child Health Theme, School of Population & Public Health, UBC
  • Dr. Elizabeth Borycki, Director, Social Dimensions of Health Program, Director, Health and Society Program; Professor, School of Health Information Science, UVic
  • Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Island Medical Program, UBC
  • Ms. Lisa Ridgway, Lawyer and Patient Partner, BC SUPPORT UNIT, Victoria, BC
  • Dr. Lori Brotto, Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health, Professor, Sept. Obstetrics & Gynecology, UBC; Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute (Moderator)

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University of Victoria, Medical Sciences Building (IMP)
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 Canada
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Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.