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Events Calendar

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2014 PHCRI Research Day: Transforming Healthcare through Big Data
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Location: Century Plaza Hotel, Burrard Ballroom, 1015 Burrard St.

Providence Health Care Research Institute invites all staff and researchers to join us in celebration of our research community and to learn about a relevant research topic from this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Martin Kohn, on the opportunities of improving healthcare through the use of information technology and data. The 2014 Research and Mission Award recipient will be announced.


Dr. Martin Kohn, MD, MS, FACEP, FACPE
Chief Medical Scientist, Jointly Health

Dr. Kohn is a leading expert on healthcare transformation and his research includes healthcare population analytics and the role of information technology in clinical decision processes. Prior to joining Jointly Health, Dr. Kohn led IBM’s support for the development of personalized care, outcomes-based models and payment reform, as well as use of Watson’s supercomputer in healthcare.

Lunch will be provided following the program.

Please RSVP to research@providencehealth.bc.ca by April 16 to secure a seat.

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HIV/AIDS Webinar Learning Series: We Are Unique! Caring for Canadian Women Living with HIV

Date: April 9, 2014 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Location: www4.gotomeeting.com/register/489179335

The HIV/AIDS Webinar Learning Series is a partnership between the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Positive Living BC. The goal of the Series is to empower people living with HIV and to improve their quality of life by providing them and health care providers with up-to-date treatment information related to HIV/AIDS. Sessions will bring together experts to share their knowledge and provide a forum for interaction, dialogue and mutual learning.

By the end of this Webinar, participants will:

  • Understand how Canadian women living with HIV differ from men
  • Know the management of reproductive health and screening
  • Understand the importance of holistic, family-centred care for positive women
  • Appreciate the special challenges faced by First Nations women

If you cannot join the webinar on April 9, the recorded session will be accessible on the BC-CfE's website HERE.

Register online HERE
Webinar ID: 489-179-335

Visit the BC-CfE Website to follow this online learning series.


6th International Conference on Patient- and Family- Centered Care - Partnerships for Quality and Safety

Event Date:August 6-8, 2014

Location: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care has announced The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care — Partnerships for Quality and Safety. The conference will showcase innovative programs and approaches dedicated to collaboration among health care professionals, patients, residents in long-term care communities, and families and other care partners.

Please visit the IPFCC event website for full details on this event, abstract guidelines, and topics of interest.