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Attendee, Quality Forum 2022

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Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Provincial Region

Volunteer Opportunity
The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is supporting 20 patient partners to attend Quality Forum 2022, one of the largest health quality conferences in Canada, which is taking place March 1–3, 2022 in Vancouver.

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Lead Organization/Department
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Aim
The overall goals of Quality Forum 2022 are to:

  • Ignite action and learning to improve quality of care;
  • Create and strengthen connections and collaboration across all areas of care;
  • Share effective strategies and leading practices to stimulate and sustain improvement; and
  • Demonstrate how every voice matters to achieve high quality care.

By attending Quality Forum 2022, patient partners will not only have an opportunity to seek out new ideas and build capability related to improving quality, but also share their own knowledge, perspectives and experiences with other participants through networking and interactive breakout sessions.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

Eligibility
The aim of the selection process is to support a mixed group of patient partners from across the province to attend Quality Forum 2022. In addition to geographic balance, we are looking to support patient partners with varied experience when it comes to participation in Patient Voices Network and the Quality Forum.

We will select a group of 20 patient partners that represent the following:

  • Patient partners from throughout BC
  • Both new and existing PVN members with varying levels of activity in the Network
  • Individuals who have attended Quality Forum in the past, as well as those that will be attending for the first time
  • Participated in a Patient Voices Network orientation session and signed the Volunteer Agreement

There are three opportunities for patient partners to participate in this year’s Quality Forum. We welcome you to RSVP for all opportunities, but preference will be given to individuals that have not already been selected for other engagements related to Quality Forum 2022.

If you have a strong interest in this opportunity but have not attended an orientation or completed the volunteer agreement, please contact Carol Stathers directly to see if accommodations can be made.

Logistics

Number of Vacancies: 20
Date & Time: March 1–3, 2022
Location: Vancouver, BC

Our plans for Quality Forum 2022 will adapt as needed to reflect the health system’s ongoing response to COVID-19 and available public health guidance.

Reimbursement
The Council will provide complimentary registration to attend Quality Forum events, as well as coordinate travel and accommodation for patient partners selected to attended Quality Forum 2022. Any personal expenses incurred to attend the Quality Forum will be reimbursed in accordance with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Travel Expense Policy.

Background
This is one of three engagement opportunities for Quality Forum 2022. Patient partners can RSVP for all three opportunities but preference will be given to those who haven’t already been selected for one. Read this article to learn more, including their RSVP deadlines.

The Quality Forum is an annual event hosted by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council that attracts more than 1,250 participants working across the continuum of care from communities through British Columbia. By bringing together patient partners, clinicians, policy and decision makers, senior executive team and board members, quality improvement leaders, researchers and students, we create an opportunity to share knowledge and advance new ideas to improve care across our province.

More information about the Quality Forum and past events can be found at QualityForum.ca.

Selected patient partners will be supported by two engagement leaders from the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council who are responsible for QF22.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region
778.516.3308
cstathers@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Jeanette Forman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.