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October 2019

PVN Networking Coffee Session – Kelowna

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mission Park Starbucks, 3151 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC Canada
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Our patient partner Leya Stringer will be offering a Networking Coffee Session for patient partners in Kelowna and surrounding areas. Come share your experiences, ask your questions, get to know local PVN members and drink some coffee!

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Inpatient Care for People with Serious Mental Illness: Current Issues

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SFU Harbour Centre (Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Room 1900), 515 West Hasting Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Canada
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Following the BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS)'s Annual General Meeting, there will be a free series of short presentations on current issues related to inpatient care for people with serious mental illness. The psychiatric inpatient experience can be very difficult both for patients and their families. These panel presentations aim to explore inpatient care from a variety of perspectives. Panel presentations: "Is There a Shortage of Psychiatric Beds?" – Alan Bates, MD, PhD (Provincial Practice Leader for Psychiatry at BC Cancer and President,…

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BC Schizophrenia Society: 2018/19 Annual General Meeting

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SFU Harbour Centre (Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Room 1900), 515 West Hasting Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Canada
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BC Schizophrenia's Annual General Meeting will be followed by a panel presentation, Inpatient Care for People with Serious Mental Illness: Current Issues. Presentations will also be available online through webcasting. Please contact BCSS for more information at events@bcss.org or 604.270.7841. Annual General Meeting Agenda: Welcome and Call to Order Approval of Agenda Approval of Minutes from 2017/18 AGM on September 23, 2018 Approval of Audited Financial Statements Appointment of Auditor for 2019/20 Annual Report – Message from President Presentation of Board of Directors…

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Patient Partner Orientation Session — Webinar

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Patient Partner Orientation Session
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! After signing up as a patient partner, everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a patient partner, as well as answer any questions you may have. Please register below if you can attend this session. Register

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Northern PVN Teleconference

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Quarterly, our engagement leaders in the North invite patient partners for an update call. The next meeting is taking place on October 10, at noon, and you're invited to join us to learn from Cathy Almost and Cassy Mitchell about the PVN initiatives, training opportunities, open engagement and other activities going on in the Northern region.

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Patient Engagement in Research – Our Journey Through Health

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community Health Services Centre, 505 Doyle Ave
Kelowna, BC Canada
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This event will boast presentations from patient partners, researchers, and BC AHSN. We look forward to connecting and exploring new conversations on how best to promote engagement within the Interior. Please feel free to circulate this invitation widely to your colleagues, family, and friends!

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Patient Partner Orientation Session — Webinar

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Patient Partner Orientation Session
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! After signing up as a patient partner, everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a patient partner, as well as answer any questions you may have. Please register below if you can attend this session. Register

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Health Research 101

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria, 930 Balmoral Street
Victoria, BC Canada
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Open workshop to anyone interested in learning more about what health research in Canada looks like.

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November 2019

Get to Know Local PVN Members in Kelowna

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pulp Fiction Coffee House, 1598 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P4 Canada
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Come drink some coffee and meet other PVN members to share your experiences, ask your questions, connect with like-minded people and make new friends!

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Caring for Older Adults: Health, Wellness & Person-Centred Care

November 7 @ 7:00 am - November 8 @ 4:30 pm
Prince George Conference and Civic Centre, 808 Canada Games Way
Prince George, BC V2L 5T6 Canada
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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? For answers to these questions, join the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN) at #CFOA19! This symposium aims to shine a bright light on how we care for our elders. Topics covered include frailty, dementia, risk reduction…

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