World Café: Patient Engagement Event in collaboration with the BC Women’s Hospital’s Complex Chronic Diseases Program

6 April 2017
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 1 - 3.15 pm
Where: Chan Education Centre & Auditorium at the Child and Family Research Institute of BC (map)

For May Awareness month the Society usually brings in a speaker to address patients and health care professionals. This year we are doing something a little different. BC Women’s has been looking for ways to increase collaboration with patients from the Complex Chronic Diseases Program (CCDP), and have suggested holding a World cafe in partnership with the Society. A World Cafe is a method for creating dialogue around questions that matter. Tables are set up with a moderator who poses a question to a group and notes are taken. People circulate among the tables to contribute their thoughts on any question of interest.

At our event we will have 4 tables, each with an open ended question. Three of the tables will have questions relating to the CCDP, and will be facilitated by their staff, with the goal of creating actions that can be implemented in 2017-2018. One table will present a question in relation to the Society, facilitated by a Society member. Everyone participating in the planning and running of the event, both from the CCDP and the Society, is volunteering. There will be an online component to this event, so that patients who are homebound or not in Vancouver, can participate in some way.

Please RSVP by email: info@mefm.bc.ca to let us know if you would like to participate in person or online.