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 care 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.
Download our save the date poster here.
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.
SAVE THE DATE! “Tools for Patient-Oriented Research” Pre-conference Workshop on October 3, 2018. Find out more here.
The program is being developed and at this time we’re pleased to announce confirmed keynote speakers:
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
For more information, please contact Sara Lima Branco.
View our conference photo album here.
Conference Program Guide
View our conference program guide here.
Conference Schedule and Biographies
View our conference schedule and presenter biographies here.
Patient-oriented researchers who displayed their 4’x6′ posters on conference day are listed on our presenter webpage.
Note: our abstract deadline was September 15th, 2017.
Keynote Presentation Slides
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.