Putting Patients First 2019: Working Together Across the Research Life Cycle

Putting Patients First 2019 - November 20 - Vancouver, BC

Britsh Columbia's only patient-oriented research conference.

#PPF19 will be held on November 20th, 2019 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel


The Call for abstracts is now open! Learn more or submit an abstract by following the link below. 

Submit an abstract 


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.

The 2018 conference met all five Patients Included charter criteria. Find out how we received accreditation. We are applying for the same accreditation in 2019.

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.

Conference Schedule 2019

Please check back in the future for the 2019 programme. 

Speakers included:

Dr. Evan Adams
Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority

Jennifer Johannesen
MSc Bioethics – author of No Ordinary Boy

Speaker Biographies

Read the biographies of speakers, patient partners, moderators and guests on our Biographies Page

Conference Posters

See our Conference Posters page for more information. 

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts can be found on this webpage

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.

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

Photos:

Conference Program Guide

Keynote Presentation Slides