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October 2017
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2017 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address: “If You Are Not at the Table, You Are On the Menu: Participatory Science in Health”

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada
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Genome BC is pleased to welcome Sharon Terry from Genetic Alliance as 2017 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote speaker. Come hear the fascinating story of how this citizen scientist took the medical research community by storm when she forged a path to address the rare genetic condition that affects her children.

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Patient Partner Orientation Session – Fraser Valley (webinar)

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. The orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member and answer any questions you may have.

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$5

ROAR 2017: Managing Arthritis and You

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B6B1 Canada
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With rapid changes in access to health care information and health technologies, managing your chronic disease is becoming more collaborative and patient-centred. The Reaching Out with Arthritis Research (ROAR) public forum features a group of researchers from Arthritis Research Canada who are at the forefront of these changes. Updates on current research will be presented in a relaxed and informative series of talks for people with arthritis and those who care for them.

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$100

Data-Driven Improvement: How to Use Data to Drive Meaningful Change

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Prince George, BC,
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*SOLD OUT – contact mcortes@bcpsqc.ca to join the waitlist*

Measurement and the effective use of data are cornerstones of any improvement effort, from incremental changes to radical transformations, but it can be difficult to know where to begin.

That’s why we’ve planned a one-day, in-person workshop on data-driven improvement. This hands-on, non-technical workshop will explore how data can be used to drive the improvements we wish to see – setting up measurement systems that work, analyzing data to uncover new insights and monitoring improvements over time.

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Pinwheel Education Series: Trans* Youth Mental Health

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85, BC Children’s Hospital), 4555 Heather Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1 Canada
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Trans* youth are more likely to face discrimination, prejudice, and exclusion than their cis youth peers. As a result, trans* youth often face mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Join our panel as they discuss the best ways to support trans* youth through their mental health journey.

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Patient Partner Orientation Session – Victoria

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Victoria General Hospital, 1 Hospital Way
Victoria, BC V8Z 6R5 Canada
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will be co-facilitated by PVN and Island Health’s Patient Experience Department, and cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have.

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Patient Partner Orientation Session – Vancouver

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, 750 Pender St W #201
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T7 Canada
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities.
This orientation will be co-facilitated by PVN and Island Health's Patient Experience Department, and cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have.

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November 2017

Fraser Health Patient Experience Conference

November 8 - November 10
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1N5 Canada
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This information- and action-packed conference will bring together the knowledge and insight of patient partners and health care providers, who will together take another step towards enhanced patient experiences and outcomes. The conference program includes internationally-renowned presenters, and content experts from British Columbia and Fraser Health. While there is a small registration fee for most of the conference, there is a FREE morning session on November 8 dedicated to patient and family advisors and volunteers.

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Putting Patients First: Partnerships for Better Health Research

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, 1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 Canada
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BC SUPPORT Unit is hosting its very first provincial conference! Putting Patients First: Partnerships for Better Health Research is designed to encourage learning and collaboration of patients interested in patient-oriented research, health researchers, health care providers and health care decision-makers.

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Pain BC Webinar: How to Talk to Chronic Pain Patients About Neuroplasticity, CBT and Mindfulness

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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If you’ve ever tried to explain neuroplasticity in a few sentences with your chronic pain patients then you know how challenging that can be. We need to be careful how we talk about neuroplasticity, self-management and catastrophizing with patients. Depending on the patient’s level of readiness and knowledge about mind-body therapies and psychosocial approaches, discussing complex concepts can sometimes have the opposite of our desired effect. In this webinar, Dr. Davidicus Wong will share proven strategies for successful patient education…

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