10:00am - 12:00pm
Vancouver General Hospital


Vancouver Coastal Health Stakeholder Workshop


On behalf of the BC SUPPORT Unit Patient-Centred Measurement Methods Cluster (PCM) leads, Dr. Rick Sawatzky, Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes and Lena Cuthbertson, Provincial Executive Director of Patient-Centered Measurement & Improvement, you are invited to attend a 2-hour workshop on Friday, December 7th, from 10:00am-12:00pm at Vancouver General Hospital.


The mandate of all the BC SUPPORT Unit Methods Clusters is to advance the scientific methods used in patient-oriented research by fostering a community of researchers, with relevant stakeholders, to collaboratively undertake projects which will answer questions about how to do patient-oriented research better. The Canadian Institute for Health Research provides funding for the BC projects. There are three main goals for BC’s PCM Methods Clusters:

·       To advance the science of the methods used within the field

·       To promote the use of the knowledge generated by the methods cluster

·       To promote the field of research (particularly within patient-oriented research)

To date the PCM Methods Cluster has developed a working definition of “patient-centred measurement” from the findings of a scoping review of the literature and an environmental scan.


The PCM Methods Cluster invites Vancouver Coastal Health researchers and trainees, clinicians, and health system decision makers who utilize knowledge generated through Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMS) and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), to provide input on methodological priorities for patient-centred measurement that will inform the PCM Methods Cluster call for research proposals. 


Travel support is available on request.   

The outcome of broad engagement with patients, subject matter experts, and the research community will be a call for proposals inviting patient oriented research teams to develop proposals that build upon the priorities identified through these sessions.

We very much look forward to your insights to advance the science of patient-centred measurement methods in British Columbia.