BC-CPCSSN workshop Nov. 3 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

This workshop will introduce clinicians to the BC arm of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (BC-CPCSSN) study and detail opportunities to implement EMR-based quality improvement tools within their practice. Lunch will be provided.

When: November 3, 2017 | 12 – 1 pm
Where: Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Room 2060
Registration is required and space is limited.

For questions and to register, please contact Olena Schell at olena.schell@ubc.ca.

This workshop is part of a larger knowledge to action event organized by Vancouver Island Health:

Patient-Oriented Research in the Community

When: November 3, 2017 | 9:30 – 11:30 am (9:00 in person)
Where: Room 2050, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and via videoconference
What: Our presenters will share opportunities to engage in patient-oriented research and quality improvement initiatives from the perspective of different stakeholders. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities in the community to engage in patient oriented research and quality improvement (QI) initiatives
  • Consider how participating in patient oriented research and quality improvement initiatives is beneficial to community providers
  • Demonstrate how patients can contribute as partners
  • List resources and supports that are available for patient-oriented community based research and QI
  • Value relationships among patients, communities and academic centres


  • *Patient partner* John Sherber, BC SUPPORT Unit Vancouver Island Centre and Patient Voices Network
  • *Health leadership* Malcolm Ogborn (Executive Medical Director for Medical and Academic Affairs, Island Health)
  • *A community practitioner* Dr. Graham Blackburn (Family Physician; Project Lead, Familiar Faces Program, Cowichan District Hospital)
  • *Researcher* Dr. Sabrina Wong (RN, PhD, Professor, UBC School of Nursing and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Co-Director of the BC Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network)

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