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Keynote Patient Partner Speaker, Ahead of the Curve Digital Health Conference – Vancouver

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Commitment: One-time

Connection method: In-person

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland

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Patient partners inspire creativity that health care teams may otherwise not think about. Share your experience to challenge people to think differently. If you live in the greater Vancouver area, we want you to open our 2024 Connecting Care: Fostering Unity in Healthcare Digital Health Conference on February 8th, 2024.

More Information:
The annual Ahead of the Curve Conference brings together professionals, organizations, and ideas from across the Vancouver digital health landscape. Attendees connect with existing communities and initiate new relationships within both traditional and emerging segments of health and health care in the greater Vancouver area. The patient partner opens the conference by talking about their health care journey, how they advocated for themselves, and the unity they found with their doctors and any other allied health professionals that helped them along the way.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
It is important that you feel comfortable and confident speaking to a large audience. We are here to support you:
  • Prior: ensuring that you have everything you need to be set up for success
  • During: taking care of any event day requirements and having further support if you need it
  • After: post-event evaluation and discussion
You receive a free registration for the event (which includes meals – breakfast, lunch, and 2 breaks) and out-of-pocket expenses (reimbursed after the conference with receipts). Patient Partners ARE required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Thank you for your interest. Due to the volume of potential patient partners interested in this opportunity, there will be a review of experience and a shortlisting of patient partners. Contact will be made with all interested to let you know the results or discuss next steps.  

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Lisa Dyck

Former Manager, BC Emergency Medicine Network

Lisa Dyck

PVN patient partner’s feedback has reinforced the important relationships between patients and providers for emergency care. Our partnership with PVN has brought many new opportunities to adjust how health care and patient partners can work together on BC Emergency Medicine Network priorities.