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Free Virtual Access to Quality Forum 2022!

This year’s Quality Forum features more opportunities than ever before to watch sessions live online, ask speakers questions and interact with other participants through interactive chats.

The livestream schedule includes Health Talks, all plenary presentations, the debate and 14 breakout sessions featuring 42 rapid fire presentations. So be sure to visit BCPSQC.ca from May 31 – June 2 to access 20+ hours of programming for free!

Hosted by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, the Quality Forum is an annual conference that brings together British Columbia’s health care community to share and discuss how to improve quality across the continuum of care.

Check Out the Livestream Schedule

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Watch and Listen to World Sepsis Congress Spotlight Sessions!

At the World Sepsis Congress Spotlight, more than 35 speakers from all regions of the world shared the newest therapeutic and diagnostic approaches for COVID-19 and sepsis, from new methods of diagnosis and risk assessment to novel treatment modalities and beyond.

Sessions 1 – 3 are now available to watch on YouTube or you can listen to the podcast! Check out the full release schedule here.


Patient Partners: Share Your Experience With
Pediatric Sepsis Care

The best care involves a combination of best practices and patient experience. Child Health BC is seeking five patient partners to join a focused conversation to plan for input. The goal is to pinpoint where that patient partner’s input can influence action. They're looking for patient partners who have experience with pediatric sepsis care, are comfortable telling their story and
have ideas about how patient partner input can be incorporated where they can influence activities that matter to them.

To be eligible for this opportunity, you must be a Patient Voices Network patient partner! To learn more and join, check out their website.

RSVP by June 7


Sepsis Canada Research Training Opportunity

Sepsis Canada has two new CIHR-funded health research training programs! These programs improve research on life-threatening illnesses by training multidisciplinary researchers, patient and family partners and community members on knowledge, skills and attitudes, empowering them to participate in—and shape!— the research process. Key themes include an understanding of health services, interprofessional collaboration, anti-oppressive practices, and equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Learn More & Apply

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International "What Matters to You?" Day is June 9!

“What matters to you?” is a simple question that can have a big impact on the quality of care. When providers have conversations about what really matters to patients, caregivers and families, they build meaningful relationships and advance person- and family-centred care.

June 9 is not only the ninth annual International “What Matters to You?” Day, but the province of British Columbia has proclaimed it to be “What Matters to You?” Day!

Help Us Celebrate!
Spread the word about “What Matters to You?” using the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council's media kit! Plus, the Council is running a contest on Twitter until June 9 – tweet at @BCPSQC with a photo of you holding this poster for a chance to win a “What Matters to You?” t-shirt and other prizes.

Share Your Stories
Sharing stories about “What Matters to You?” conversations inspires others and demonstrates the impact that these conversations can have for both patients and providers. Leading up to International “What Matters to You?” Day on June 9, the Council invites you to share your impact stories. Take a look at last year’s stories featured in a special edition newsletter.

Read Culturally Safe Engagement Resources
In celebration of International “What Matters to You?” Day last year, the Council hosted an event which asked Indigenous patient partners what mattered to them when participating in culturally safe patient engagement opportunities. Following the event the Council created two resources which support health care partners to put cultural safety and humility into practice when engaging with Indigenous Peoples. Download the resources.

Learn More About "What Matters to You?"


About the BC Sepsis Network

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council created the BC Sepsis Network in 2012 to connect physicians and nurses in emergency departments throughout the province who could champion sepsis improvement locally.

The BC Sepsis Network is a highly visible member of the global sepsis community, participating in the first Annual Global Sepsis Congress and annual World Sepsis Day campaigns and has been an early adopter of new Centre for Disease Control sepsis resources. The BC Sepsis Network works collaboratively with UBC Action on Sepsis and Sepsis Canada to raise awareness of sepsis research and promote evidence-based practice.


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