Patient Involvement Workshop: Presentations

Friday, 5 February 2010
Edmonton, Alberta

09:00 – 09:10

Opening Remarks and Greetings

  • Maximizing Patient Value: Effective Involvement of Patients in Health Technology Decisions
    John Sproule, Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics
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09:10 – 10:30

  • International Approaches to Engaging Patients in Technology Decisions
    Dr. Karen Facey, Chair, HTAi Interest Sub-group: Patient and Citizen Involvement in HTA.
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  • Introducing Patient Perspective in Health Technology Assessment at the Local Level
    Dr. Marie-Pierre Gagnon, CHUQ Research Centre, Hopital St-Francois d'Assise.
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10:50 – 12:00

  • Canadian Perspectives: Patient Involvement in Cochrane Network
    Cheryl Arratoon, Canadian Cochrane Network and Centre, Ottawa, Canada, Institute of Population Health.
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  • Patient Involvement in CADTH
    Elaine MacPhail, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies on Health.
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  • Tapping Patient's Expertise for experiential insight
    Dr. George Tolomiczenko, Executive Director of Research & Scientific Liaison, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada.
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13:00 – 14:30

Facilitated Discussion

  • Why should we involve patients in health technology decisions?
  • How can we maximize the participation of patients in health technology assessment?
  • Where and when should we not involve patients?
  • What are the barriers to effective engagement of patients?
  • What should governments, public agencies and professional societies do to enhance effective patient engagement?

14:30 – 15:00

Reflection: Panel Discussion

  • Jennifer Rees, Director Patient Engagement, Alberta Health Services
  • Dr. Karen Facey, Chair, Health Technology Assessment International Interest Group on Patient and Citizen Involvement
  • Durhane Wong-Reiger, Chair at Consumer Advocare Network
  • Dr. Doug Perry, Senior Provincial Clinical Advisor, Alberta Health and Wellness