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.
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 www.porttheatre.com/tickets
Registration closes November 1st, 2009
For more information: www.theEmpoweredPatientConference.com
Limited bursaries available; contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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