Photos from the conference are now available in our online photo album!
Putting Patients First: Lessons Learned for Patient-Oriented Research 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 was important to patients, researchers, decision-makers and health care providers, our conference goals, and learning objectives.
We acknowledge that our event took 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 have done our learning here.
Click on the embedded videos below to view recordings of our PPF18 livestream.
Conference Slide Shows
Available PowerPoint slides will be downloaded below, as they become available.
- BC Data Scout conference presentation ( from breakout session 1A: New virtual platforms to support POR)
Pre-Conference Workshop - October 3, 2018
Our “Tools for Patient-Oriented Research” Pre-conference Workshop was held on October 3, 2018. Find out more here.
Conference Schedule 2018
Confirmed keynote speakers included:
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
Simon Denegri: 'Challenging cultures, changing systems - the UK's journey in public involvement in health research'
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.
See our Conference Posters page for more information.
Call for abstracts
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.