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Engaging patients is a crucial facet to health care improvement, and we aim to always keep the patient perspective at the heart of our work. So, of course, it wouldn’t be different in our main event of the year, with many Quality Forum 2020 sessions focusing on patient engagement.

The interactive program matrix details all the exciting events, but here are some of the main sessions about patient engagement:

Plenary Session with Sickboy Podcast! Brian Stever, Jeremie Saunders & Taylor MacGillivar

The creators who make up Sickboy are determined to break down the stigmas associated with illness and disease. Taking the lead from Jeremie’s lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis, they help people understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh. More about the podcast.

Patient-Centred Simulation – Want to Try It?

An immersive activity highlighting the key components of patient-centred simulation and the potential for this emerging quality improvement strategy.

Inviting Indigenous Voices into Our Health Care Conversations

Participants will spend the hour discussing the unique opportunities, challenges and key elements to include in designing your engagement with Indigenous populations.

Storytelling with Impact

If you’re a patient partner looking for tips on how to craft your story or a health care provider who engages patient partners to present at your organization, join this workshop to explore what it takes to elevate your message through all the health speak.

Honouring the Patient & Family Experience for Meaningful Change

This rapid fire session will showcase three impressive case studies of organizations that successfully engaged patients to improve health care.

Ushering in a New Age of Culturally Safe & Integrated Primary Care – A Visit to Lu’ma Medical Centre

A special field trip to learn from one shining example of First Nations-led primary care. The day will involve a tour of the Lu’ma Medical Centre – a one-stop, integrated support for Indigenous people and families that is part of a primary care network serving the urban Vancouver community – and a deep dive into the strategies and partnerships at the root of its development and ongoing operations. Learn more.

Patients as active participants at Quality Forum 2020

As in previous years, Quality Forum 2020 has been self-assessed as Patients Included, which means that it met five clauses that ensure the patient experience will be incorporated. Among our commitments, we’re sponsoring the attendance of 20 PVN Patient Partners who were selected through an engagement opportunity. Additionally, there will be patient partners co-presenting sessions, presenting storyboards and even recording a podcast during the event! Learn more about patient participation at the Forum.

If you’re unable to attend the event, you can still join the online conversation following and using the hashtag #QF20 on social media and watching presentations live on the Council website.  The presentations will also be available online after the event.