Blog Posts tagged 'Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region'

Changing the Conversation: Myths and Misconceptions About Drugs and the People Who Use Them

This workshop is part of the Patient and Community Voices (PCV) workshop series, hosted by the Patient and Community Partnership for Education (PCPE) in the Office of UBC Health. This session is hosted in partnership with Megaphone Speakers Bureau. The PCV workshop series consists of inter-professional workshops in which students learn directly from patients and community […]

Inpatient Care for People with Serious Mental Illness: Current Issues

Following the BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS)’s Annual General Meeting, there will be a free series of short presentations on current issues related to inpatient care for people with serious mental illness. The psychiatric inpatient experience can be very difficult both for patients and their families. These panel presentations aim to explore inpatient care from a variety […]

On the Table with PIE

Patients in Education Society (PIE) invites community members to join this On the Table talk to spark engaged conversation around primary care in BC and the new provincial initiative for team-based practice. On the Table events are taking place across Vancouver on a variety of topics and are an initiative led by the Vancouver Foundation. […]

BC Schizophrenia Society: Music for the Hearts

Immerse yourself in an evening of fine music and food at BC Schizophrenia Society’s Music For The Hearts 2019. Audience members will be swept away by the talent and passion of the young musicians, choir performers and members of UBC’s School of Music showcased throughout this event. Proceeds from the event fund research and directly help families […]

Surdoses: Pourquoi sommes-nous tous concernés?

Fête entre amis ou isolement, pour décompresser ou pour se soigner, la crise des opioïdes nous concerne tous. Venez participer à la conversation pour mieux comprendre les risques et les outils disponibles. Une formation à la Naloxone sera offerte gratuite sur place et une trousse de prévention des méfaits sera distribuée aux participants. Des collations […]

International Overdose Awareness Day: Celebration of Life

A celebration of life with a picnic in the park on International Overdose Awareness Day. This event is meant to provide a space for the entire community, families and children, brothers and sisters of all ages, to remember those we have lost who touched our lives and to unify in a spirit of love and progress […]

International Overdose Awareness Day (Powell River)

We will have a march starting at our City Hall at 6 p.m., ending up at Willingdon Beach where the bench and tree are already in place. We will have naloxone training, an info table, memorial table, speakers, placing of doves on our tree, and candlelight vigil with LED candles. There will be a petition […]

Marion Woodward Lecture: Strategies and Tools for Putting Patients First

Mounting evidence demonstrates that engaging patients and the public as partners in healthcare decisions at both individual and community levels leads to better outcomes. However, patients and the public are not adequately engaged across a spectrum of health services. Dr. Dawn Stacey will discuss evidence-based strategies and tools for supporting active patient and public involvement […]

Fraser Health Patient Experience Conference

The 5th annual Fraser Health Patient Experience Conference promises to be even bigger and better than last year!  With space for 900 attendees over three days, staff, physicians, patients, families and executive members will be excited to see what is planned in regards to our line up of ground-breaking and engaging keynote speakers; up to 40 oral and […]

Feedback from Patients and Families Drives Improvement at Fraser Health

It appears to be a regular day on the rehabilitation floor at Ridge Meadows Hospital. Staff serve meals and check on patients, while families visit their loved ones — all in a day’s work. There’s something different on this day in particular, though: hospital volunteers, armed with iPads and positive attitudes, make the rounds at […]

Community Discussion on New Opportunities in Primary Health Care

Join the BC Health Coalition in a discussion about new primary care initiatives happening in BC, and hear about a community governed and interdisciplinary team approach to primary health care delivery to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees and older adult immigrants. Light refreshments provided. There is limited seating. To RSVP, please email Kari Kesslar at k.kesslar@shaw.ca.

The Challenges of Managing a Network: Patient Partner and Engagement Leader Perspectives

Patient Partner Charles Lee and Engagement Leader Jami Brown recently attended the 2018 Networks Leadership Symposium in Vancouver, BC. This year, the symposium was themed “Networks as Balancing Acts: Managing Inherent Tensions?”. The purpose of this event was to encourage participants to explore a range of network tensions and the challenges involved in trying to […]

Bringing Seniors Together at Good Samaritan Canada with “What Matters to You?”

With “What Matters to You?” now a year-round initiative, we have been continually reaching out to patient and health care partners for their experiences with this important question. We chatted with Erin Muxlow from the Victoria Heights location of Good Samaritan Canada, an assisted living facility in New Westminster, about how it has influenced her […]

Fraser Health Research Week

Fraser Health’s 13th annual Research Week features interactive workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers, presentations by Fraser Health researchers, and much more. Click here to view the interactive poster. All Research Week events are free, and the following events are open to the public: Close to Practice: Research at the Point of Care Thursday, June 7 […]

Screening of “Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story”

Infoway and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute are pleased to support Health Arrows / Greg’s Wings Projects through a special screening of Falling Through The Cracks: Greg’s Story during e-Health 2018. Greg Price was 30 years old when he began developing health issues. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and ultimately succumbed to a blood clot. Throughout Greg’s journey, there […]

Early Onset Heart Disease: What’s In Your Genes?

Why are between 500-1,000 people in BC diagnosed with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) every year? And why are their close relatives up to 10 times more likely to develop atherosclerotic CVD? These are questions the public forum on the Study to Avoid Cardiovascular Events in British Columbia (SAVE BC) research program seeks to answer. Tara Sedlack, the […]

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Vancouver

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have. Parking and transportation expenses will be reimbursed. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Karen […]

Celebrating and Appreciating Our Patient Family Partners (Providence Health Care)

Providence Health Care invites their Patient Family Partners to a social gathering to celebrate and appreciate their work. This event is part of Patient and Residence Experience Week (April 23-26, 2018). Meet other Patient Family Partners, network with Providence Health Care staff and leaders, and share what matters most to you about this work!

Chilliwack & Fraser Cascade Transition & Resource Fair 2018

The goal of the Transition & Resource Fair is to provide youth and young adults with special needs and their families with information on education, community services, health, housing, transportation, recreation, employers and job-related services and programs that are available to assist them in planning for their future.

Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World

The BC Centre for Palliative Care and Victoria Hospice are honoured to be co-presenting the BC premiere of the feature-length documentary film Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World, based on the extraordinary life and work of Dr. M.R. Rajagopal.

The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Rajagopal, who will be in attendance.

Dialogue on Aging: Public Presentation – Alzheimer Cafés

This free public presentation is part of Providence Health Care’s Geriatric Services Conference.

Alzheimer Cafés support people with dementia and their significant others in a safe, social, café-like setting. During her presentation, Dr. Gemma Jones will explain how Alzheimer Cafés are hosted, and give inspiring examples of how people with dementia, relatives, managers and caregiving professionals are involved with them.

Fraser Health Cultural Diversity and Communication Learning Session

Fraser Health is hosting a cultural diversity and communication learning session and you are invited! The learning session will include concepts that recognize the healthcare environment’s diverse, cross-cultural nature and address the practical skills necessary for effective communication in the healthcare system. This event is voluntary and is first come first served – 20 seats are […]

Pinwheel Education Series: Eating Disorders & Substance Use

The Pinwheel Series is a group of free educational events open to anyone in BC. The aim is to provide learning opportunities on key mental health and substance use topics, and host a forum where people can engage in dialogue with experts and persons with lived experience.

International Women’s Day Event: Stressed and Depressed? The Ups and Downs in Mood from Teenage Girls Through Perimenopause into the Golden Years

Women are susceptible to depression at various stages throughout life, from the teenage years, the postpartum period, and the perimenopausal transition, while in the older years women may experience a number of physical changes that influence brain health. It is important to know the signs of depression, and to know what are the effective treatments available and where to get help. Experts will address each of these topics in this free public forum held on International Women’s Day.

The System Awakens: Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada

For three decades, UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR)’s annual conference has provided a platform for thought-provoking dialogues on emerging research in the health services and policy domain. In 2018, the conference will address the question of how British Columbia can become a learning health care system. In a learning health care system, every patient interaction is treated as a learning activity, and the ethos of the system overall is improvement.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Vancouver

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Karen Estrin at kestrin@bcpsqc.ca or 604.688.8245.

A Journey Into the Patient Experience – Through the Lens of a Patient and a Nurse

Join Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Health Student Association for an exciting talk highlighting the importance of focusing on the patient experience.

Guest speakers Vikram Bubber and Normita Guidote will bring valuable experiences, lessons and stories of the importance of recognizing the patient experience in the health care industry.

Community Conversations: Finding and Using Health Research

This is a free public event for patients, public, and family and friend caregivers to learn about and use health research to inform your health choices.

The event includes a light dinner, informative presentations and a talk show-style conversation.

Quality Forum 2018

The Quality Forum is an annual conference hosted by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council that unites British Columbia’s health care community. It features presentations and interactive workshops on a variety of topics related to improving quality across the continuum of care. The Forum is a great opportunity to learn new skills and strategies, discuss opportunities and challenges, and network with others interested in improving health care in British Columbia.

Health Talks 2018

Health Talks is an annual evening event, part of the Quality Forum. It’s a perfect activity for anyone seeking an inspirational end to their day. The event starts with a ceremony to recognize the winners of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s annual Quality Awards. Then, eight engaging and passionate speakers will answer our question: What are your hopes for health care?

Champions of Change

Through a series of presentations, posters and inspiring speakers, this interactive day will showcase strategies and leading practices for sustainable change. Physicians and other health care providers will have the opportunity to engage in lively dialogue around successful and emerging initiatives for patient care and collaborative approaches.

Mental Health & Wellness Summit 2018

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) invites representatives from BC First Nation communities and partners working in or leading in the area of mental health and wellness to join the Mental Health & Wellness Summit, a two-day event taking place February 7-8, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. The summit and its event themes are driven by […]

Patients Interested in Research (PIiR) Group Launch

The BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre is launching a Patients Interested in Research (PIiR) group to support innovation, quality and impact of health research in the Fraser region. Patients, members of the public with experience of, or interest in, the health care system or a health issue, and family or friend caregivers, are invited to attend the launch via online video conference/teleconference. This inaugural meeting will help shape the direction of the group. In addition, the event will include information about patient-oriented research and associated opportunities.

Caregiving: A Social, Health and Economic Issue That Impacts Everyone

Join this free informative talk on key issues, challenges and solutions that family caregivers face today. Presented by Lycia Rodrigues from Family Caregivers of British Columbia. This session is free, but pre-registration is required. When: Friday, January 26, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Where: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex | 110-16555 Fraser Highway Register to […]

Pinwheel Education Series: Indigenous Youth Mental Health

The Pinwheel Series is a group of free educational events open to anyone in BC. The aim is to provide learning opportunities on key mental health and substance use topics, and host a forum where people can engage in dialogue with experts and persons with lived experience.

Patient & Family Workshop: Improving Research Participation and Biobanking

Would you like to help improve health research practices at BC Children’s Hospital?

This interactive workshop is aimed at parents and youth (ages 11-18) who have been or currently are hospital patients. The BC Children’s Hospital BioBank would like to hear your opinion on how children and their families would like to participate in medical research, specifically biobanking.

BC Summit on Surgical Improvement

SAVE THE DATE!

The Joint Clinical Committees and the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council invite you to participate at the upcoming Summit on Surgical Improvement: Advancing Pre-Surgical Optimization and Enhanced Recovery.

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast

Join the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) for their second “It’s a Wonderful Breakfast” event. For a minimum donation of $15, you will receive a wonderful hot breakfast. FVHCF will also be collecting toys and items for young adults who need a little extra while in the hospital this holiday season.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Province-wide

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. The orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member and answer any questions you may have.

Pinwheel Education Series: Depression in Children

The Pinwheel Series is a group of free educational events open to anyone in BC. The aim is to provide learning opportunities on key mental health and substance use topics, and host a forum where people can engage in dialogue with experts and persons with lived experience.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Province-wide

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. The orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member and answer any questions you may have.

Putting Patients First: Partnerships for Better Health Research

BC SUPPORT Unit is hosting its very first provincial conference! Putting Patients First: Partnerships for Better Health Research is designed to encourage learning and collaboration of patients interested in patient-oriented research, health researchers, health care providers and health care decision-makers.

BC SUPPORT Unit Provincial Conference

Register now for BC SUPPORT Unit’s very first provincial conference on Thursday, November 9, 2017!

Putting Patients First: Partnerships for Better Health Research is designed to encourage learning and collaboration between patients interested in patient-oriented research (POR), health researchers, health care providers and health care decision makers.

Pinwheel Education Series: Trans* Youth Mental Health

Trans* youth are more likely to face discrimination, prejudice, and exclusion than their cis youth peers. As a result, trans* youth often face mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Join our panel as they discuss the best ways to support trans* youth through their mental health journey.

ROAR 2017: Managing Arthritis and You

With rapid changes in access to health care information and health technologies, managing your chronic disease is becoming more collaborative and patient-centred. The Reaching Out with Arthritis Research (ROAR) public forum features a group of researchers from Arthritis Research Canada who are at the forefront of these changes. Updates on current research will be presented in a relaxed and informative series of talks for people with arthritis and those who care for them.

Evening Rounds: “For Dear Life” Screening & Discussion

In both professional and personal contexts, conversations around death may be challenging. As public health professionals and communicators, how do we encourage effective dialogue? What tools and resources (such as documentary film) are available?

At our first ever Evening Rounds movie night, we’ll be screening a timely and thoughtful documentary, For Dear Life, that tackles important conversations around death and dying through the story of theatre producer James Pollard, and his final years with terminal cancer.

Releasing Time to Care Energizer Session

Book your spot now for the Releasing Time to Care Energizer Session! This will be a learning and networking day open to anyone involved in Releasing Time to Care. The goal will be to share experiences, ideas and learning across sites, grow your skills in key areas, and re-energize your team for its ongoing work moving forward. It will be a great opportunity to come together in person; we hope you can make it!

Abandoning Illusions, Confronting Biases: What Behavioural Economics Tells Us About Strategies to Improve Health Care

After a century or so of social science dominance, neoclassical economists’ claims about what motivates people and what makes systems work have been knocked off their pedestal. In the past 30 years, behavioural economics has challenged the rationalist, income-maximizing assumptions of standard economic theory. It turns out we are a species with hard-wired cognitive biases, […]

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Fraser Valley

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. The orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member and answer any questions you may have.

Workshop: Being an Effective Change Agent

Are you itching to be the most effective change agent ever? Do you want to learn more about applying social movement and community organizing principles to the work you do? Are you keen to learn more about the latest digital and social media tools? If so, then the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council has the workshop for you!

Day of Medical Enlightenment

This free, community-focused event brings high-level medical information into an easy-to-understand, informative day with doctors, surgeons, nurses and other health care staff presenting on interesting topics.

Free Community Talk at the Pediatric Pain Management Symposium

Join Dr. Margot Latimer and John Sylliboy for a free community talk on the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative and Art for Healing, including Art from the Heart, a travelling artwork exhibition created by Aboriginal children, which will be available for viewing. The presentation will feature a short film on the making of the […]

Provincial Pediatric Pain Management Symposium

Join BC Children’s Hospital Department of Psychology, UBC’s Department of Pediatrics and Anesthesia, Pain BC and the Arthritis Society for an educational event focused on best practice pediatric pain management. Using lectures and case-based breakout sessions and discussions, the symposium will provide holistic and multidisciplinary perspectives on the management of children’s complex/chronic pain, and on the […]

Evening Rounds: Let’s Get Digital

Evening Rounds is back! Mark Gilbert and Devon Haag from the BCCDC Online Sexual Health Services Team will present Let’s Get Digital: Improving Public Health through an Online Sexual Health Service. As the health care system increasingly turns to digital strategies and innovations for improving public health, it’s important to understand the effectiveness of these new approaches. […]

Cassie & Friends Family Day

Cassie & Friends’ ninth annual Family Day conference is a fun and informative event for families living with Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. It provides a wonderful opportunity for families from around the province to connect and create relationships, and The Arthritis Society is happy to provide travel bursaries to help families from outside the Lower Mainland attend.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Fraser Valley

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. The orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member and answer any questions you may have.

Presentation: Making Research Accessible Initiative (Attend in person or by webinar!)

Join the next meeting of the Providence Health Care Knowledge Translation Community of Practice! Alina McKay, PhD Candidate, UBC School of Population and Public Health, will share some of the lessons learned from her work with the Making Research Accessible initiative on plain language summaries for sharing research findings with a variety of audiences. Location: Dining […]

International Overdose Awareness Day (Powell River)

Every day, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose. Overdose does not discriminate – it could be you or someone you love, a friend, or your colleague. This year on International Overdose Awareness Day, Powell River needs your support. Get involved to prevent the tragedy of overdose. On August 31 at […]

International Overdose Awareness Day (New Westminster)

On August 31, let’s join together to remember loved ones and help prevent overdose in our community. Time to Remember. Time to Act. #EndOverdose #OverdoseAware2017 Everyone welcome. There will be speakers, information, and time to remember those we loved and lost. Location: Hyack Square, beside the old Keg building, on Columbia Street (near New Westminster Skytrain station). […]

International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil & Rally (Vancouver)

This is a vigil to remember those who’ve died from drug overdose deaths and pay respect to their surviving family, friends, partners, coworkers, etc. The rally will be a peaceful presentation of tables set up with participants from various active addiction social/medical services, as well as a variety of social and support resources, including advocacy […]

Webinar: Breaking the Cycle of Recurrent Fracture

This webinar highlights a patient-oriented research team’s project to address a gap in osteoporosis care identified by patients and health providers. Dr. Sonia Singh brought together a group of leaders, health care providers and patients from Fraser Health to develop a health care model that would prevent additional breaks in patients admitted to hospital with an initial fracture. Results were so impressive that local decision-makers have found a way to fund the program on a permanent basis.

Tai Chi Chuan by the Sea with Master Rich Sobel

Join a free Tai Chi Chuan workshop at Jack Poole Plaza (by the Olympic Cauldron). You will learn different poses of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and practice how to ride along the wave of our inner power, like surfing on our own life energy—the Qi. Specially invited Sifu Rich Sobel has over 25 years of […]