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Perinatal CoP Engagement Event – Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre

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Commitment: One-time

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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The Provincial Perinatal Community of Practice is hosting its first in-person event. It shall be held Friday, March 1, 2024 (8-4pm) at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre with up to 120 guests within the medical field including physicians, nurses, NP, ministry and midwives. The events theme is Post Partum care and looking at the gaps in service and the experience of navigating the system for all new parents. The patient story is a key element to the day, highlighting real life stories of the life of an unattached (to physician) parent. This can be troubles and places they have found support and community, mental health services, baby support and the many areas a parent can need guidance on.

If you are local and happy to attend the day (held in Downtown Vancouver) your voice on the day will be deeply appreciated, however we would also like people happy to be recorded and your video interviews shown. These have always been impactful in events as it puts a face to the people they care for everyday in perspective.

This will be on a volunteer basis with a small token of thanks in the form of gift cards.

Level of Engagement

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


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • We would ideally like post partum caregivers that are unattached from a family physician/NP.
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Poppy-Marika Murray Senior Project Coordinator - Perinatal Community of Practice, Learning & Development | Doctors of BC (236) 862-5153

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