Apply Today for the Health Talks Student Contest!

Are you a student, or do you know one, who would like to speak about your hopes for health care? The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s Health Talks Student Contest is now open!

It’s an amazing opportunity to tell an audience of over 300 people at Quality Forum 2018 about how you think health care can be better. BC students of all ages can apply, and teams of up to three people are welcome. The winner will be one of eight speakers to deliver a PechaKucha presentation about their hopes, and receive a complimentary registration to the Forum.

Learn more and enter the contest by November 12.

Patient Partner Experience: Being a Quality Awards Judge

Pamela Jessen was one of three patient partners selected to join the judging panel that chose the winners and runners-up for the Council's 2018 Quality Awards. The awards celebrate great people and projects who improved the quality of health care.

She described her experience and the judging process in this blog post.

Celebrate an Everyday Champion

But there’s one Quality Awards category that needs your help.

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s Everyday Champion award celebrates someone who went above and beyond to improve the quality of care. There are three finalists, and we need your help to pick the winner!

Meet the finalists and cast your vote by October 17!

"What if Our Care Were Designed by Patients?"

With that simple question, Steve Swensen lit the audience at Physicians Leading | Leading Physicians, an event hosted by Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare in July. His compelling presentation was a big hit on our social media profiles, getting lots of likes and shares!

Watch the presentation.

Discuss Palliative Care at the Next Evening Rounds

The next Evening Rounds will be a screening of For Dear Life – a documentary on the final years in the life of a man who learns he has terminal cancer – followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and two palliative care physicians.

The free event will take place in Vancouver on October 17. Register.   

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