This year, the Quality Forum featured five full-day sessions packed with new learnings as part of the pre-Forum activities available on Tuesday, February 26. Attendees could choose to attend one of the two deep dive sessions taking place at the hotel, or participate in one of the three field trips that had been planned off-site.
And, on the evening of February 26, we once again hosted Health Talks, a evening event where we celebrate great work taking place in our communities and hear from speakers who tell us about their hopes for health care.
Pre-Forum Deep Dive Sessions
Exploring the Potential of Learning Health Systems
In partnership with the BC Academic Health Science Network
This interactive session brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to learn from international experts on the potential of learning health systems. Participants were invited to reflect on how we can promote continuous improvement and innovation within our health system and ensure we are equipped to evolve with every patient that is treated by actioning this transformation in BC. Learn more.
The Power of Togetherness
In partnership with the Joint Collaborative Committees (Doctors of BC & Ministry of Health)
During this full-day event, family physicians, specialists, allied health providers, policy leaders, patients and families came together to demonstrate projects focused on themes of alignment, integration and collaboration, and the positive impact of these approaches on our health care system. Learn more.
Pre-Forum Field Trips
Advancing Reconciliation Through Leadership, Culture & Tradition: From Personal to System Change
Participants were invited to join us on an interactive learning journey in support of reconciliation that provided participants with the opportunity to learn history that informs practice today. In addition to deepening participant knowledge, this visit to the University of British Columbia provided a platform for discussion with others committed to understanding and advancing reconciliation. Learn more.
Re-Energizing Your Best Self: A Day of Giving Back to Community
Compassion is a foundation of health care provision. During this pre-Forum session, we re-energized our best selves through hands-on volunteer work in the Vancouver community. Participants had a chance to engage in dialogue around the value of volunteerism and gain practical tips and ideas to take back to their care sites. Learn more.
Crafting a Five-Star Experience: Trade Secrets for Providing Exceptional Care
Hospitality is a 24/7 industry that requires empathy, attention to safety and responsiveness. In the relentless pursuit of excellence, effective and efficient guest-oriented service is a must. Sound familiar? In this field trip, participants examined the dimensions of quality from new perspectives and considered what lessons we can bring back to health care! Learn more.
We began the night with a ceremony to recognize the winners of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s annual Quality Awards. Then, eight speakers answered the question, “What are your hopes for health care?” using the PechaKucha 20×20 presentation format, where each presentation contains 20 photos and each photo is displayed for exactly 20 seconds.