Share Your Work at Quality Forum 2020!

Over 1,200 people will attend Quality Forum 2020: Shaping Success Together in Vancouver from February 25 – 27. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your work in improving quality of care with passionate improvement leaders from across Canada.

Submitting an abstract is pretty straightforward, and both patient and health care partners are invited to participate! Just follow this simple process to define your project and prepare your submission:

Step 1: Choose Your Project

You can submit abstracts on any topic related to providing better care for patients, fostering a high-quality health system or creating better environments for those working within it. Projects can be ideas or works in progress, and they don’t have to be considered successful – failures provide valuable learning opportunities, too!

Step 2: Outcomes or Ideas?

Let us know which category your project belongs to:

Outcomes: Projects underway or complete with demonstrated results and lessons that can be shared with participants.

Ideas: Original thinking, promising practices or emerging ways to improve care that are too young to have results. You can seek input, inspire collaboration and spark action at an early stage.

Step 3: Rapid Fire or Storyboard?

Choose whether you’d like to deliver an oral rapid fire presentation and/or display a poster storyboard. You can select both options if you’d like your abstract to be considered for either format!

Rapid fire presentation: Share your work in a 10-minute presentation, followed by an eight-minute Q&A period, during which you’re welcome to ask the audience questions for discussion as well.

Storyboard: Display a 44" by 44" poster during the Forum. Network with other participants and receive feedback during the storyboard reception on February 26.

Step 4: Hit Submit!

Put together your abstract, following the submission guidelines, and submit it through the link below by Friday, September 6!

Submit an abstract

Quality Forum 2020 is Patients Included

The Quality Forum is Patients Included! This means that the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which organizes the event and administers PVN, is “committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring they are neither excluded nor exploited.”

The Council encourages health care partners to sponsor and support the attendance of patient partners who have been engaged in their work. If you’re a patient partner who has worked on a project with a health care partner, we suggest that you submit an abstract together.

Independent patient partners who have abstracts accepted that are related to work that they have done on their own, rather than in partnership with a health care organization, are eligible for sponsorship by the Council through PVN.

In addition to being invited to submit rapid fire presentations and storyboard abstracts, here’s how patients are being included:

  • The Forum’s steering committee features two patient partners.
  • Patient partners are invited to participate in many aspects of the Forum’s planning and organization through PVN engagement opportunities. One of them is reviewing presentation abstracts, which is currently open!
  • Through PVN, the Council facilitates the attendance of 20 patient partners at the Forum.
  • Many patient partners who attend the event are invited to moderate sessions.
  • Patients partners present in hour-long breakout sessions.
  • Much of the Forum’s programming, including plenary presentations and a selection of breakout sessions, will be streamed live online.

Visit the Forum’s website if you’d like to learn more about how it’s including patients. And if you have any questions, please contact us at or 604.668.8254.

Some of the PVN patient partners who attended Quality Forum 2019 in Vancouver

"Group Formed to Address Health Care Challenges"

The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal published an article about the outstanding work PVN patient partners are doing with Interior Health in the Ashcroft Health Services Area Planning Table.

Read the article.

Nominate a BC Cancer Professional for a
Patient Care Champion Award

Has someone on your BC Cancer care team been a champion for your or your loved one's care? Patients and caregivers are invited to submit nominations in the Patient Care Champion category to celebrate remarkable contributions of BC Cancer staff.

Nominations will be accepted by August 16. Visit the BC Cancer website for more information.

Questions or Suggestions?

Your feedback is very important to us. What kinds of volunteer opportunities are you interested in? What else would you like to see in our newsletters?

Send us an email, phone 604.668.8240 or 1.877.282.1919, or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

PVN is guided by patient and health care partners and administered by the:

Copyright © 2019 BCPSQC, All rights reserved. 604.668.8210.
Subscribe to the BCPSQC's newsletter.