The Empowered Patient Conference



Saturday, November 7, 2009

9:00 am - 4:30 pm (registration begins at 8:00am)

Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon St, Nanaimo BC

Would you like to play a meaningful role in your health care decisions?

Would you like to develop the knowledge and power to advocate for yourself within the health care system?

The Canadian Adverse Events Study reported that up to 23,750 deaths occur each year in Canadian acute care hospitals due to medical error. The same study estimated that 7.5 percent of patients admitted to acute care hospitals become more ill, are injured, or die because of medical errors that are caused by health care delivery rather than the patient’s underlying medical condition.

The Empowered Patient Conference is a one day event where you will develop the skills and confidence to advocate for yourself.  You will hear from a range of people who are helping patients to improve safety. And you will leave empowered – knowing what to say and what to do to get the health care you deserve.

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Julia Hallisy – founder and author of The Empowered Patient       

Keynote Speaker: Helen Haskell – founder and president of Mothers Against Medical Error 

Alan Cassels – drug policy researcher at the University of Victoria, co-author of Selling Sickness

Dr. Malcolm Maclure – UBC professor, epidemiologist and British Columbia Chair in Patient Safety 

Kelly McQuillen – Director, Patients as Partners, BC Ministry of Health Services

Dr. Don Nixdorf Executive Director of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association /College of Chiropractors of British Columbia, co-author of Squandering Billions – Healthcare in Canada

Susan Precious – Vancouver lawyer specializing in health care law

Dr. Raymond Shred – Nanaimo Registered Psychologist who works with people affected by trauma

Dr. Keith White – General Practitioner, co-chair of Education for Quality Improvement in Patient Care

Terence Young - MP Oakville, Ontario and author of Death by Prescription


Who should attend?

This event was initiated by patients for patients and caregivers, including members of the public and business community, consumers of conventional and alternative health care, health care advocates, anyone living with chronic health conditions, and anyone interested in making empowered health care a reality.


Tickets $75.00.  Ticket price includes lunch. 

Purchase now from The Port Theatre 250-754-8550 or

Registration closes November 1st, 2009

For more information:

Limited bursaries available; contact for more details.


This event is part of Canadian Patient Safety Week.

This is not a for-profit event.  All proceeds will be donated to patient safety initiatives. 



On the Web

The Empowered Patient Conference in B.C. - Canadian ...

Sept. 10, Nanaimo, BC – On Saturday, November 7th, 2009, from 9:00am – 4:30pm, the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo BC will open its doors for the ...

The Empowered Patient

The Empowered Patient Seventh Annual Conference on Healthcare Transparency & Patient Advocacy Lexington, KY November 1, 2013

Conference Highlight The Empowered Patient April 2009 Vol. 8, No. 4 • Published by VirSci Corp. Conference Highlight Find resources cited this article online at:

The Empowered Patient

6 General information A-Z BADGES Please wear your conference badge at all times. Only participants with a valid conference badge will be allowed into the World Forum ...

FORCE 2015 Annual Conference (Facing Our Risk of Cancer ...

The Joining FORCEs 2014 Conference is the only international conference organized by and for the hereditary cancer community. Our conference provides the latest ...

The Empowered Patient

The Empowered Patient. About the Clinical Forum ... The conference aims to share experiences, case studies, lessons learned and best practices.

The Empowered Patient - Cleveland Clinic

The Empowered Patient: Resources, Tools, Participation in Research Craig H. Lipset Board of Directors, Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

The empowered patient - what it means for pharma ...

The empowered patient - what it means for pharma. By John Mack on May 14, 2009. ... said Angelmar at the recent eyeforpharma SFE Europe 2009 conference.

Past Events - MedtechVision 2012: The Empowered Patient ...

Past Events . Share . MedtechVision 2012: The Empowered Patient. ... CONFERENCE AGENDA. Opening Keynote Speaker 8:30 – 9:30 AM Victoria Nahum, Founder, Safe …

The Empowered Patient Conference | Dr.Malpani's Blog

HELP is pleased to organize The Empowered Patient Conference in Mumbai on 19 and 20 October. Traditionally, Indian patients were passive and were quite happy to leave ...!

Conference Overview - The Empowered Patient Conference ...

Oct 27, 2009 · The Empowered Patient Conference Saturday, November 7th, 2009 9:00am – 4:30pm (registration begins at 8:00am) Vancouver Island Conference …

Blog - The Empowered Mocha Patient

The Empowered Mocha Patient - Blog. ... It is my distinct pleasure to attend Stanford MedicineX conference this year as an e-patient scholar. What exactly is an ...

Adherence and the empowered patient | eyeforpharma

Adherence and the empowered patient. By Peter Mansell on Jun 28, 2010. Peter Mansell explains how patient access to new technologies and new data could impact ...

The Patient Empowered Room Design Competition Call …

Patient Empowered Room to be displayedat the 2012 Healthca re Design Conference in Phoenix, Arizona; and

The Empowered Patient: What It Means for Pharma Marketers

The Empowered Patient: ... This article will review a presentation made by Angelmar at the recent eyeforpharma SFE Europe 2009 conference held in Barcelona, Spain.

The Empowered Patient | Medcan Clinic Toronto

By Dr. James Aw. Last week I was in California for the Future of Genomic Medicine conference, and I heard a presentation by “the patient of the future.”

The Empowered Patient | Professional Patient Perspective

The motto above comes from the company Wego Health which counts among its primary assets, “Patient Influencers,” whom they empower to help bring about positive ...

Patients 2.0: Introducing the emPowered Patient Panel ...

Tweetup Hashtag: #H2NYC. Watch the Event Live through Livestream too! Empowered patients are kicking butt! Patient communities are waking up, getting organized ...

The Empowered Healthcare Conference 2009 - ::Alliance For ...

Please join us May 16th, 2009 for a one-day, eight hour conference in San Francisco, California for patients and health ...

The Empowered, Fully Engaged Patient

The Empowered, Fully Engaged Patient Ingrid Brindle - Patient Paul Fleming - Manager Dr Amir Hannan - Clinician 20th November 2013 Clinical Leaders

Related Events