Quality Forum 2018 is Coming!

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC), which supports PVN, just announced the program and opened registration for the 7th annual Quality Forum. The conference will take place February 21-23 in Vancouver – and we’re excited about its content related to patient engagement!

The Forum focuses on improving the quality of health care and in 2018 expects to welcome over 1,200 participants and 200 presenters in three days packed with more than 80 sessions, six workshops, three field trips, three plenaries and a debate.

As in previous years, Quality Forum 2018 has been self-assessed as Patients Included, which means that it met five clauses that ensure the patient experience will be incorporated. Among its commitments, the Forum partnered with PVN to sponsor the attendance of 20 patient partners who were chosen through an engagement opportunity.

If you were not chosen through the RSVP process but would still like to participate, visit QualityForum.ca to learn more about the Forum and register. We’ve published a blog post with a list of all the presentations related to patient engagement, as well as information about other activities for patient partners.

You Can Also Participate Virtually

There will be many opportunities for you to join the online conversation if you’re unable to attend the Forum, such as following and using the hashtag #QF18 in real time on social media and watching some presentations live on the Council’s Facebook page. Dozens of presentation and storyboard files will also be uploaded to QualityForum.ca after the event.

Stay tuned for more information in our upcoming newsletters!

BCPSQC's Annual Report is Here!

Speaking of the Council, it just released its latest annual report, which documents the organization’s work during its 2016/2017 fiscal year.

There’s a section devoted to advancing the patient voice and patient- and family-centred care, so make sure to take a look!

Read it here.

Engagement Opportunities Are Now Easily Printable

You asked for an easier way to print the details of engagement opportunities, and we listened:
the newly-added Print this invite button at the top of every opportunity makes it easy to print all the details you’d like to keep a record of.

View engagement opportunities   

Patient Engagement: Tips for Facilitation

We’ve put together a list with some useful tips for health care partners who are preparing to engage patients.

Check it out!


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