British Columbia's only patient-oriented research conference.
#PPF20 will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 8 am-6 pm at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.
- NEW! The conference livestream is now available. Please click here to view the recording.
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.
Conference Schedule 2019
Dr. Evan Adams
Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority
Nothing For Us, Without Us: Advancing Cultural Safety in Patient-Oriented Research with Indigenous Communities
MSc Bioethics, author of No Ordinary Boy
Ethical Implications of Engaging Patients in Research
The full conference program booklet can be downloaded here (.pdf).
Read the biographies of speakers, patient partners, moderators and guests on our Biographies Page.
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.
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:
Fraser Centre (email@example.com)
Health Care Provider Travel Awards
This opportunity is now closed.
If you are a health care provider and planning on attending this conference, you may be eligible for a travel award.
See our Health Care Provider Travel Award Page for more information.
- Applications will OPEN on Monday, September 16, 2019.
- Applications will CLOSE on Monday, November 4, 2019 (11:59 PM). No exceptions.
#PPF19 Post-Conference Tweet Chat
For more information, please contact Belinda Jampoh.
View the Putting Patients First 2018 page to see archived live-streams, presentations, posters, programs, and speaker information from last year's conference.