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BCHIMPS Includes Patients


BCHIMPS maintains that we are committed to adhering to the letter and intent of the criteria set forth in the Patients Included Charter. For any questions or concerns, please contact Ingrid Collet, Director, BCHIMPS Board, at (Ingrid@bchimps.org), .

How are we meeting the Charter Commitments of the Patient’s Included organization?


    1.      Patients or caregivers with experience relevant to the conference’s central theme actively participate in the design and planning of the event, including the selection of themes, topics and speakers.

    BCHIMPS has established a small and active network of Patient Partners who are participating in event planning and delivery. Many thanks to the BC Patient Voices Network  and to Fraser Health Authority’s Patient Advisory Council, for helping us to establish our initial engagement with patientsSince our first involvement with Patient Partners in the Spring of 2018, BCHIMPS has broadened our engagement to be Province-wide

     2.      Patients or caregivers with experience of the issues addressed by the event participate in its delivery, and appear in its physical audience.
    Our small network of returning Patient Partner volunteers includes retired health care and health informatics professionals who have worked as carers for family members, and who have significant health care system experience through their own personal journeys through the BC health system. We have patient speakers, patient and family member participants in panels, and as active audience participants. Working with event speakers to secure patient participation related to their speaking topic, and with the assistance of health authority and Board networks has ensured we are able to target the engagement of patients and carers with specific interest and experience in the BCHIMPS event themes and issues. BCHIMPS continues to broaden and deepen the level engagement for each event.
    3.      Travel and accommodation expenses for patients or carers participating in the advertised programme are paid in full, in advance. Scholarships are provided by the conference organizers to allow patients or carers affected by the relevant issues to attend as delegates.

    avel, accommodation costs and full event registration expenses are covered for the Patient Partners involved in our event planning and delivery of the day. Up to five (5) Scholarships are available  to patient and carer participants to cover the costs of travel, accommodation at the event venue, and full participation in the registered event and associated social activities. We are actively soliciting industry sponsors for future events, in order to be able to increase the number of Scholarships awarded. Further details concerning scholarships and participation in event design and delivery may be requested via email to Ingrid at Ingrid@bchimps.org.
    4.      The disability requirements of participants are accommodated. All applicable sessions, breakouts, ancillary meetings, and other programme elements are open to patient delegates.
    The event venue (Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver) is fully accessible. All sessions, breakouts, networking, and social activities associated with the event are open to patient and carer delegates.

    5.      Access for virtual participants is facilitated, with free streaming video provided online wherever possible.

    Throughout the event day, we maintain live updates from multiple Twitter accounts using the hashtag #BCHIMPS. This ensures the feed is easy to follow. All recordings, slides, videos, and other information regarding the conference are posted on the www.bchimps.org website and are available to the public.
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