IMPORTANT: If you would like to attend the inaugural conference, then please contact us and you will be registered. Although registration is closed, we will happily accept late registrants by email.
We expect this conference to seed ideas for a Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) research project on finding more effective ways to improve the quality of care and of patient safety through patient engaged governance.
The Patients’ Association of Canada believes our health care system can improve with an articulate and engaged patient voice at the table. We are not a complaints organization; nor are we interested in pitting patients against professionals. The carefully designed and expertly facilitated conference will allow participants to organize themselves and bring their perspectives to elicit constructive, collaborative ideas. We are seeking participants who can listen as well as speak, contribute thoughtfully and seek innovative possibilities beyond the usual answers.
We do not expect definitive solutions or a joint resolution at the end of the day. Instead we will use new ways to involve everyone and explore the issues; to speak from their own perspective and listen to that of others so that everyone is heard.
If you are unable to participate in the conference itself, please join us for a party which will follow the conference at 5:00 PM to celebrate the launch of the Patients' Association of Canada (PAC) and of My Operation, PAC founder Sholom Glouberman's new book about the genesis of PAC.