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Participant, Dialogue Session: Reversing the Course of Type 2 Diabetes

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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With the increasing rates of the illness in BC, it is necessary to support the prevention and remission of type 2 diabetes. The Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability is looking for patient partners to participate in a full day dialogue session along with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and community developers.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability (IHSTS)


The aim of the session is to identify evidence and leading practice in type 2 diabetes that should be spread or further developed in BC. The patient perspective will be important to help shape future recommendations. The patient partner will participate in interactive roundtable discussions focused on lifestyle, clinical management, and public health and policy.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.


  • Lived experience with type 2 diabetes (or close family member)
  • Knowledge of prevention and management options an asset
  • Comfort telling your story on prevention and management of type 2 diabetes
  • If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cathy Almost


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Meeting date: Monday, June 17 (Approx. 8am – 4pm)
  • In person (in Vancouver- Location TBA)
  • One-time commitment


Any pre-approved travel expenses as required to participate according to IHSTS policy.


The Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability (IHSTS) recognizes that there is significant work being done across sectors in type 2 diabetes and that sharing of knowledge and collaboration can be enhanced. Through early engagement of people with expertise on type 2 diabetes in the areas of researcher, data, clinical management, public health and policy makers, it appears that there is a desire to come together across sectors to share ideas and generate recommendations. A project summary is available. The recommendations coming from the session are expected to be within the primary care sector, public health, policy and research.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern BC

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