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

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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Are you interested in the discussions regarding prevention, management and reversal of type 2 diabetes? The Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability, along with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, 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) in partnership with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council


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 partners will participate during interactive round table 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


  • Vacancies: 5
  • Meeting date: April 3 (Approx. 8am - 4pm)
  • In person (Vancouver- TBA)
  • One-time commitment


Any pre-approved travel as required to participate according to Health System Transformation and Sustainability (IHSTS) policy.


Type 2 diabetes (T2D) can be a preventable chronic illness with associated significant poor health outcomes for individuals and costs to the health system. While it is currently thought to be a “chronic, progressive disease”, evidence supports that remission is possible and T2D can be reframed as a reversible condition. With the rapidly increasing prevalence rates, it is imperative that action be taken to support the prevention and remission of T2D The Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability (IHSTS) hosted the first Dialogue Session in June 2019. There were 75 people in attendance. The results of this meeting were building connections between stakeholders, expanding an asset list and progressing on some innovative ideas brought forward.  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 by bringing together people with expertise in type 2 diabetes in the areas of research, clinical management, prevention, public health and policy. The session will bring together experts and thought leaders representing primary and secondary clinical delivery, community services, population health, patients, research and policy in type 2 diabetes.  Through a dynamic, interactive approach we aim to:
  • Share emerging and leading type 2 diabetes prevention and management practices, and identify opportunities to strengthen and accelerate their use
  • Foster connections between stakeholders to build relationships and facilitate collaboration across BC
  • Collaborate on building a shared purpose and approach to a BC type 2 diabetes network designed to strengthen knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
  • Identify activities focussed on reversing the course of type 2 diabetes that can be pursued through action groups

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

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.