The System Awakens: Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada

Thursday, March 8, 2018
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March 8th and 9th

Pinnacle Hotel, Harbourfront, Vancouver British Columbia


The UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) is pleased to announce our 30th Anniversary Health Policy Conference:

The System Awakens: Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada

March 8-9, 2018

For three decades, CHSPR’s annual conference has provided a platform for thought-provoking dialogues on emerging research in the health services and policy domain. In 2018, the conference will address the question of how British Columbia can become a learning healthcare system. In a learning healthcare system, every patient interaction is treated as a learning activity, and the ethos of the system overall is improvement. Speakers will share the latest thinking on learning healthcare systems and facilitate conversations among clinicians, researchers, patients, and policymakers on how British Columbia can adopt the principles and actions that define such systems.

Confirmed speakers

  • Charles Friedman, Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Lucy Savitz, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente
  • Jean-François Ethier, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke
  • David Ford, College of Medicine, Swansea University, Wales
  • Walter Wodchis, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Registration will open in November.

The conference planning committee invites submissions of abstracts for oral and poster presentations related to the conference theme:


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