- Register early to avoid disappointment! Register for #PPF18 here.
Putting Patients First: Lessons Learned for Patient-Oriented Research is designed to encourage learning and collaboration between patients interested in patient-oriented research (POR), health researchers, health care providers and health system decision makers.
Find out why this conference is important to patients, researchers, decision-makers and health care providers, our conference goals, and learning objectives.
The conference will be held on October 4th, 2018 at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown (1128 West Hastings Street), Vancouver, from 8:00am-6:00pm.
As we plan our conference in Vancouver, we acknowledge that our event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. As guests to this beautiful land, we are thankful and consider it a privilege to be able to do our learning here.
Conference Schedule 2018
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Bernadette M. Pauly RN, Ph.D
University of Victoria
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Scientist, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR)
Island Health Scholar in Residence
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
National Director for Patients and the Public in Research
Read the biographies of speakers, patient partners, moderators and guest on our Biographies Page.
Hotel and Accommodation
Planning to stay at the conference hotel? The Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown (1128 West Hastings Street) has a special rate of $380 per night, plus taxes and fees. Make your reservation at this rate here. Please note that accommodation must be booked by September 4th, 2018.
If you are eligible, you can use the BC Government Business Travel Accommodation Listing when booking accommodation at the BC Government rates (i.e. university and health authority faculty, staff and students).
Patients or members of the public that are already engaged with their BC SUPPORT Unit Regional Centre may be sponsored for limited, capped travel support. The regions still accepting expressions of interest are listed below. Please contact the person indicated:
Showcasing your poster at #PPF18? See our Conference Posters page for more information.
Call for abstracts
Save the Date poster
Download our save the date poster here.
Your Conference Planning Team
Putting Patients First: Lessons Learned for Patient-Oriented Research was planned in partnership with the BC SUPPORT Unit's regional centres and Provincial Hub, partners, patients, researchers, decision-makers and providers. Find out more about the full planning group here.
For more information, please contact Sara Lima Branco.