Nov. 03 - Patient-Oriented Research in the Community

When: 9:30 am - 11:30 am (9:00 in person)

Where: Room 2050, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and via videoconference (see right)


Our presenters will share opportunities to engage in patient-oriented research and quality improvement initiatives from the perspective of different stakeholders. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities in the community to engage in patient oriented research and quality improvement (QI) initiatives
  • Consider how participating in patient oriented research and quality improvement initiatives is beneficial to community providers
  • Demonstrate how patients can contribute as partners
  • List resources and supports that are available for patient-oriented community based research and QI
  • Value relationships among patients, communities and academic centres


  1. *Patient partner* John Sherber, BC SUPPORT Unit Vancouver Island Centre and Patient Voices Network
  2. *Health leadership* Malcolm Ogborn (Executive Medical Director for Medical and Academic Affairs, Island Health)
  3. *A community practitioner* Dr. Graham Blackburn  (Family Physician; Project Lead, Familiar Faces Program, Cowichan District Hospital)
  4. *Researcher* Dr. Sabrina Wong (RN, PhD, Professor, UBC School of Nursing and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Co-Director of the BC Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network)


  • View a recording of Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Wong's presentations and the facilitated discussion.