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Vancouver, British Columbia provides a vibrant setting for The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care – Partnerships for Quality and Safety! Vancouver is recognized as a scenic, diverse, and influential Canadian metropolis. In Vancouver, inspiration is cherished, innovation is celebrated, and connections are formed, supported, and strengthened.
Those who work tirelessly to improve the safety and quality of health care will come together in Vancouver August 6-8, 2014, sharing exemplary programs dedicated to fostering genuine partnerships and transformative change among patients, families, health care professionals, and policy specialists.
The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care invites abstracts that address the complex challenges in health care from a patient- and family-centered perspective across the continuum – in hospitals, primary care, specialty ambulatory settings, community-based programs, public health and mental health agencies, patient- and family-led organizations, schools of medicine, nursing, and other health and helping professions, such as the VA health system and military treatment facilities.
Vancouver, British Columbia has a longstanding history as a place where history-makers and innovators gather, providing the backdrop for many notable international events, such as the 2010 Winter Olympics and Expo 86. Join thought leaders, share your work, and help bring about transformative efforts in health care systems of the U.S., Canada, and other countries around the world.
The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety will offer patient- and family-centered strategies that address the increasing challenges in health care such as rising costs, fluctuating patient satisfaction scores, and delivering safe and quality care for each and every patient—reducing readmissions, decreasing infections, and providing safe care transitions.
In addition to the strong programming featuring best practices in patient- and family-centered care initiatives from programs around North America and the world, the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care is partnering with innovative non-profit organizations focused on improving health care:
Patient- and Family-Centered Care offers a framework to respond to the increasing complexities of health care. Sessions will offer practical strategies for redesigning systems of care, changing culture, and partnering with patients and families to improve outcomes. Throughout the conference, participants will observe the value of partnering with patients and families to address challenges, such as the expanding use of technology, the need for new facilities, the risk of medical error, improving transitions in care, redesigning the primary care system, the increasing numbers of people living with chronic conditions, and the pressure to control costs. Partnerships with patients and families are integral to the practice of patient- and family-centered care. These powerful partnerships are essential to redesigning health care and improving quality and safety and the experience of care.
Whether you are in the early stages of implementing the practice of patient- and family-centered care, or further along in your journey, this international conference offers an exciting program that will expand your knowledge, enhance your skills, and inspire you with innovations to become an even more effective change-agent in health care.
We invite you to join us in Vancouver, British Columbia at The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care to learn from leaders around the world.