Putting Patients First 2020

Putting Patients First: Connecting Face to Face in Virtual Space

British Columbia's only patient-oriented research conference.

#PPF20 will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 using a virtual platform with a pre-conference networking evening on October 7.

Registration is available at this link. Registration is free.

Program: the conference program summary is available here as a .pdf. Full details are available on OpenWater's site, our partner in delivering this virtual conference, available here. Zoom connection details for each session will be available on conference day. Registration is required to access Zoom rooms (presenters are automatically registered).

Questions? Contact us.

Curious about other patient-oriented research events this fall from Western Canada's SPOR SUPPORT Units? Check out the Hotıì Ts’eeda Nàowoò T’à Łets’àts’edı website for details.

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Putting Patients First is our annual conference 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.

We acknowledge that our event takes 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 do our learning here.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts Closed August 10, 2020

Abstract Details: https://bcsupportunit.ca/ppf20-call-abstracts

Abstract submission site: https://ppf.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/1/home
(Note that you will be required to register prior to entering your abstract information; this also registers you for the conference.)

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.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Belinda Jampoh.

2019 Conference

View the Putting Patients First 2019 page to see archived live-streams, presentations, posters, programs, and speaker information from last year's conference.   

2018 Conference

View the Putting Patients First 2018 page to see archived live-streams, presentations, posters, programs, and speaker information from last year's conference.   

2017 Conference


Conference Program Guide

Keynote Presentation Slides