Patient Engagement Projects I mid-term workshop

  • Dates: 14 – 15 Sep, 2011
  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
  • Address: Matrix Hotel, Amber Ballroom A
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Mireille Brosseau
  • <strong>Email:</strong> <a href=''></a>

Event type: CHSRF hosted

CHSRF’s Patient Engagement Projects (PEP) initiative supports project teams led by decision-makers from healthcare organizations who aim to improve the quality of care, effectiveness and efficiency of health services by engaging patients in their design, delivery and evaluation. The purpose of the Patient Engagement Projects initiative is to uncover and disseminate lessons learned and promising practices leading to care that is truly patient-centred.

In 2010, CHSRF, partnered with the Health Council of Canada and the Max Bell Foundation to fund 10 intervention projects (PEP I) and an accompanying research project. These teams will meet for a third time on September 14 and 15 to focus on the sustainability of their projects, as well as staff engagement as a necessary component of meaningful patient involvement.

Funding for these learning events is made available by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.


  • Provide updates to identify current activities and challenges facing PEP teams
  • Explore the conditions and processes that can enable the sustainability of change and continuous improvement resulting from PEPs, including staff engagement
  • Solidify participants’ common understanding of ‘patient engagement’
  • Nurture and expand the learning community on patient engagement

Facilitators and resource persons

  • Ross Baker, Professor, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Jocelyn Cornwell, Director, The Point of Care programme, The King’s Fund, UK
  • Jean-Louis Denis, Professor, École Nationale d’Administration Publique and Canada Research Chair on the transformation and governance of health care organizations
  • François-Pierre Gauvin, Participation publique | Analyse de politiques, Institut national de santé publique du Québec
  • Anu MacIntosh-Murray, Adjunct Faculty, Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Neil Seeman, CEO, Innovation Cell; Founder, The RIWI Corp.; Senior Resident, Massey College
  • Lilyans Zelada, Quality Improvement Consultant, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region